Gathered with his friends and family at the Other Place in Clear Lake, former Newman Catholic Prep, Trevor Penning got the phone call from the New Orleans Saints.
Penning is the first North Iowan to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft and was also the first UNI Panther. Penning was under-recruited out of high school, with offers from only UNI and one other school at the D-1 or D-1 AA level.
Penning is the second straight UNI offensive lineman to be selected in the Draft and is expected to make an impact right away for his NFL team. Last year, Spencer Brown was selected by the Buffalo Bills and helped protect Josh Allen.
The full interview with Pennings: