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Signed by Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent, May 5, 2006…Waived by Vikings, Sept. 2, 2006…Signed by Vikings to practice squad, Sept. 3, 2006…Signed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers to active roster, Oct. 4, 2006…Re-signed by Buccaneers as a restricted free agent, April 12, 2009…Released by Buccaneers, March 13, 2014…Signed by Oakland Raiders as a free agent, March 19, 2014…Re-signed by Raiders as an unrestricted free agent, March 17, 2016.
CAREER: Accomplished and durable veteran offensive lineman returns for his fifth season with the Silver and Black after seven seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers…Has played in 174 career games with 170 starts, and has started in one playoff appearance…His streak of 170 consecutive regular season starts ended in Week 16 of 2017, a streak dating back to 2007…At the time of its conclusion, his streak was the longest among active offensive linemen…Named to his third overall and second consecutive Pro Bowl in 2017…Named to his second Pro Bowl after a stellar 2016 season, as the offensive line helped the offense finish sixth in the league and allowed a league-low 18 sacks on the year…Has also caught six passes for 26 yards and four TDs in his career…Originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Minnesota Vikings in 2006, before joining the Buccaneers later that season.
2017: Started at left tackle in 14 games, earning his third overall and second straight Pro Bowl selection...Extended his streak of consecutive regular season games started to 170 before it came to an end in Week 16…His streak was tops among active offensive linemen…Part of an offensive line that surrendered just 24 sacks on the year, tied for third fewest in the league...Helped pave the way for 1,554 rushing yards and an average of 4.4 yards per carry...Suffered a season-ending foot injury in Week 15 vs. Dal. …Placed on the Reserve/Injured List on Dec. 22...(9/10) at Ten.: Started at left tackle in the season opener and helped the run game total 109 yards in the win...(9/17) vs. NYJ: Started in the win and helped keep QB Derek Carr upright as the offensive line recorded its first clean sheet of the season...Paved the way for 180 rushing yards and 410 total yards of offense...(10/1) at Den.: Started at left tackle, helping Carr record a passer rating of 100.0...(10/8) vs. Bal.: Started at left tackle and helped the run game total 108 yards...(10/15) vs. LAC: Helped pave the way for 109 rushing yards…Part of a line that allowed just one sack...(10/19) vs. KC: Helped the offense record 505 yards of offense…Helped pave the way for 32 first downs, tied for the fourth most in franchise history...Kept Carr upright for the second time on the year as he recorded a season-high 417 yards with three TDs...(11/5) at Mia.: Started at left tackle in the win...Part of an offensive line that helped RB Marshawn Lynch record two TDs on the ground...(11/19) vs. NE: Part of an offensive line that surrendered just one sack…(11/26) vs. Den.: Helped the Raiders rush for 104 yards, marking the sixth time one the year the team rushed for over 100 yards...(12/3) vs. NYG: Part of an offensive line that surrendered just one sack in the win...(12/17) vs. Dal.: Started at left tackle but left the game with a foot injury.
2016: Started all 16 games at left tackle for the ninth straight season...Extended regular season start streak to 156…Selected to his second Pro Bowl and was named to the PFWA All-AFC Team...Part of an offensive line that allowed a league-low 18 sacks on the season…The 18 sacks allowed were also the fewest allowed by a Raiders team since 1969…Helped the offense finish sixth in the league in total offense (373.3 yards per game) and rushing offense (120.1 yards per game)...(9/11) at NO: Started at left tackle in the season opener...Due to multiple injuries, shifted to right tackle in the third quarter and played there for the remainder of the game...(9/18) vs. Atl.: Started and helped pave the way for 155 rushing yards and 454 total yards of offense...(9/25) at Ten.: Helped the run game total 100-plus yards (123) for the third consecutive week...(10/2) at Bal.: Started in the win and helped keep QB Derek Carr upright as the offensive line recorded its second clean sheet of the season...(10/9) vs. SD: Started at left tackle in the comeback victory...Allowed Carr to throw for over 300 yards...(10/16) vs. KC: Started at left tackle in his 150th career game...(10/30) at TB: Started at left tackle in the overtime win, playing every offensive snap...Scored his first TD of the season, catching a 1-yard pass from Carr, the fourth TD of his career...Helped pave the way for 626 yards of total offense, tying a franchise record set in 1964...Allowed Carr time to set a single-game franchise record with 513 passing yards...(11/6) vs. Den.: Helped the offense total a season-high 218 yards on the ground in the victory…(11/21) vs. Hou.: Started his 150th consecutive game…Helped keep Carr upright in the victory, posting a clean sheet for the fourth time on the year...(11/27) vs. Car.: Started at left tackle in the comeback victory...Helped Carr throw for 300-plus yards for the fourth time on the season...(12/4) vs. Buf.: Part of a line that didn’t allow a sack for the fifth time...(12/8) at KC: Started at left tackle, paving the way for RB Latavius Murray as he rushed 22 times for 103 yards, eclipsing 100-plus rushing yards for the second time on the year...(12/18) at SD: Helped the Raiders run for 107 yards in the first half, the second most rushing yards for Oakland in the first half of play on the season...(12/24) vs. Ind.: Paved the way for 463 yards of total offense with 210 yards on the ground...(1/1/17) at Den.: Started at left tackle in the final regular season game…Left the game in the fourth quarter with a knee injury...Postseason: (1/7/17) at Hou.: Inactive due to a knee injury.
2015: Started all 16 games for the Silver and Black, marking his eighth straight season with 16 starts...Extended streak of consecutive starts to 140…(9/13) vs. Cin.: Started his 125th straight game at left tackle in the season opener...(9/20) vs. Bal.: Started and helped the offense total 448 yards of offense, the team’s most since 2013...Played in his 130th straight game...(9/27) at Cle.: Started on an offensive line that did not allow a sack...Helped pave the way for 155 rushing yards and 469 total yards of offense...(10/11) vs. Den.: Started in the loss to the Broncos...Hauled in a deflected pass from QB Derek Carr and advanced it three yards for his fifth career reception...(10/25) at SD: Started and helped the offense total over 400 yards of offense in the win...Part of a line that allowed only one sack in the game...(11/1) vs. NYJ: Started on an offensive line that did not allow a sack and helped produce over 450 yards of offense...Allowed RB Latavius Murray to gain over 100 yards and Carr to throw for over 300 yards...(11/8) at Pit.: Started on an offensive line that did not allow a sack of Carr for the second straight game...Paved the way for 139 total rushing yards and 440 total yards of offense...(11/15) vs. Min.: Started and helped the offense total 371 yards in the loss...(11/22) at Det.: Started at left tackle...Part of an offensive line that allowed only one sack in the game...(11/29) at Ten.: Started 135th straight game...Helped the offense total over 400 yards…(12/6) vs. KC: Started at left tackle in the loss to the Chiefs...Helped the rushing attack average 4.1 yards per attempt for 99 yards...(12/20) vs. GB: Started at left tackle, helping the team total over 370 yards of offense and 120 rushing yards...(1/3/16) at KC: Started his 140th straight game at left tackle.
2014: Started all 16 games at left tackle, extending his streak of consecutive starts to 124...(9/7) at NYJ: Started at left tackle in his first game wearing the Silver and Black, continuing his streak of consecutive games started...(9/14) vs. Hou.: Started at left tackle and helped the offense total 364 yards of offense...Part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack of rookie QB Derek Carr...(9/21) at NE: Helped the offensive line prevent a sack of Carr for the second straight game...(10/12) vs. SD: Helped the offense total 396 yards...Part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack for the third time on the season, joining the 1970 Raiders’ line as only units in franchise history to keep clean sheets in three of the first five games...(10/26) at Cle.: Helped block for Carr, who posted his first 300-yard passing game...(11/9) vs. Den.: Part of a line that allowed zero sacks for the fourth game on the year…(11/20) vs. KC: Helped pave the way for a season-high 179 rushing yards in the Raiders’ first win of the season...RB Latavius Murray recorded his first career 100-yard rushing performance…(11/30) at StL.: Started his 120th consecutive game…(12/7) vs. SF: Recorded the fourth reception and third TD of his career on a tackle-eligible play from the 3-yard line in the second quarter...First TD as a Raider and second in his career against San Francisco...Helped the offense total 330 yards of offense in the victory…Helped Carr post a passer rating of 140.2, his highest of the season…(12/21) vs. Buf.: Helped pave the way for a rushing attack that produced 140 yards, the team’s second highest rushing total of the season.
2013 (with TB): Started all 16 games on the season for the sixth consecutive year…Helped Tampa Bay post 4,432 yards of total offense…(9/29) vs. Ari.: Played in his 100th career game, all consecutive…(11/3) at Sea.: Recorded his 100th consecutive start…(11/11) vs. Mia.: Caught the second TD pass of his career tying him with DT Warren Sapp for most offensive TDs by a non-skill position player in Buccaneers history…(12/1) at Car.: Recorded his 104th consecutive start, passing DT David Logan for the fourth longest streak in Buccaneers history.
2012 (with TB): For the fifth consecutive season, started all 16 games…Helped pave the way for the offense to post 5,454 yards, the second most in Tampa Bay history…(10/14) vs. KC: Helped the offense to 463 yards…(10/21) vs. NO: Blocked for a unit that posted 513 yards of total offense, the third most yards in team history and the most in a home game…(10/25) at Min.: Helped pave the way for the offense to total 416 yards, which marked the first time in franchise history that the Buccaneers recorded three consecutive games with 400-plus yards offensively...(11/4) at Oak.: Helped the offense post 515 yards from scrimmage, the second most total yards in team history.
2011 (with TB): Started all 16 games on the season…Allowed QB Josh Freeman the time to throw for 3,592 passing yards, the third highest total in team history…(10/3) vs. Ind.: Started at left tackle, where he helped the offense finish with 466 yards, the then-most in franchise history for a home game…(10/16) vs. NO: Helped the offense post 420 total yards…(11/20) at GB: Helped pave the way for the offense to a 455-yard performance.
2010 (with TB): Started all 16 games on the season at left tackle, earning his first Pro Bowl selection…Surrendered only 3.5 sacks on the season, according to coaches’ film…Helped lead the offense to 5,362 total yards on the season…(9/12) vs. Cle.: Started season opener at left tackle and helped the offense to 340 total yards…(9/19) at Car.: Started at left tackle, helping to hold the Panthers defense without a sack…(11/21) at SF: Recorded first receiving TD, catching a 1-yard TD pass…(12/26) vs. Sea.: Started at left tackle, helping the offense to a season-high 439 yards, including 208 yards rushing.
2009 (with TB): Started all 16 games at left tackle for the second consecutive year…(9/13) vs. Dal.: Started at left tackle and helped the offense to 450 yards…(10/11) at Phi.: Started at left tackle and recorded first career reception on a 15-yard gain off of a deflected pass…(12/6) at Car.: Started at left tackle and helped offense to 469 yards, the then-fifth best single-game performance in team history…(12/20) at Sea.: Was part of an offensive line that held the Seahawks without a sack.
2008 (with TB): Started all 16 games at left tackle for the first time…Helped lead the offense to 5,456 total yards, the highest single-season total in franchise history…Helped lead the offense to 361 points, the second highest single-season total in team history…(9/7) at NO: Started at left tackle and helped the Buccaneers offense rush for 146 yards on 20 carries, an average of 7.3 yards per carry, which was the third highest single-game average in team history…(9/21) at Chi.: Started at left tackle and was part of an offense that did not allow a sack in a team-record 67 pass attempts…(9/28) vs. GB: Started at left tackle and helped lead the way for the offense to post a season-high 178 rushing yards and did not allow a sack for the second straight week.
2007 (with TB): Played in all 16 regular season games with 12 starts and started lone playoff game…Helped the team capture the NFC South division title...(9/9) at Sea.: Saw action in first career game...(9/30) at Car.: Came off the bench, replacing an injured T Luke Petitgout at left tackle in the second quarter...(10/7) at Ind.: Made first career start...(10/21) at Det.: Helped QB Jeff Garcia throw for 316 yards on 45 attempts while paving the way for 124 rushing yards...(11/4) vs. Ari.: Started at left tackle and helped the team rush for 162 yards...(11/18) at Atl.: Started at left tackle and helped the team rush for 149 yards on 31 attempts (4.8 avg.)...(12/2) at NO: Started at left tackle and helped the team gain a season-high 466 total yards of offense...The 466 total yards also stands as the fifth best single-game performance in team history...(12/16) vs. Atl.: Started at left tackle and helped team rush for a season-high 190 yards...Postseason: (1/6/08) vs. NYG: Made first career playoff start in NFC Wild Card Game.
2006 (with Min. and TB): Inactive for final 13 games of season after being signed to the Buccaneers’ active roster on Oct. 4…Signed to the Vikings’ practice squad on Sept. 3 after being released the previous day.
COLLEGE: Started 44 games at both tackle positions during his career at Utah State…Started 44 consecutive games, which tied for the most at Utah State since 1991…Started at right tackle in the third game of his freshman year to begin his streak…Started at left tackle as a sophomore, junior and senior…Selected by his teammates as a team captain as a senior…Named second-team All-WAC in 2005…Selected to play in the Hula Bowl, the first Utah State player in the Hula Bowl since 2000, and the 11th overall…Majored in sociology.
PERSONAL: Attended St. Bernard High School in Playa Del Ray, Calif. …Named first-team All-CIF as a prep senior and was a first-team all-league selection…Earned Lineman of the Year honors…Named second-team all-league as a junior…Also was an all-state selection in basketball…Established the Donald Penn Foundation to help inner-city and low-income youth in Tampa and Los Angeles make positive, life-changing decisions by providing education incentives, scholarship opportunities and support during the holidays…Along with the offensive line and tight ends, surprised 26 single mothers with gifts for the holidays in December 2010…Helped spearhead “Turkey Time with the O-Line,” a Thanksgiving program sponsored by the offensive line which provided more than 3,600 meals to Tampa-area needy families from 2007-12…Continues the program on an annual basis in Oakland.
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS: Receptions – 1 in 2009, 1 in 2010, 1 in 2013, 1 in 2014, 1 in 2015, 1 in 2016; NFL totals: 6. Receiving yards – 15 in 2009, 1 in 2010, 2 in 2011, 1 in 2013, 3 in 2014, 3 in 2015, 1 in 2016; NFL totals: 26. Receiving touchdowns – 1 in 2010, 1 in 2013, 1 in 2014, 1 in 2016; NFL totals: 4. Miscellaneous tackles – 1 in 2007, 2 in 2008, 1 in 2009, 1 in 2011, 2 in 2014, 1 in 2015, 1 in 2017; NFL totals: 9.