2011/Career Notes: Two-time Ivy League champion ... Started all 30 games for the Quakers over his final three seasons ... Unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection as a senior ... 2010 first-team All-Ivy ... 2009 honorable mention All-Ivy ... As a junior, he anchored the top rushing, scoring and total offense in the Ivy League ... The Quakers finished with the sixth-best rushing attack in the nation in 2010 ... Penn allowed the fewest sacks in the league in 2009 and 2010.
2010: First-Team All-Ivy ... Started all 10 games at left tackle ... Penn led the Ivy League and finished fourth in the nation in fewest sacks allowed ... Penn also led the Ivy League in rushing offense, scoring offense and total offense ... Member of an offensive line that guided the sixth-best rushing attack in the nation.
2009: Honorable-mention All-Ivy ... Started all 10 games at left tackle ... Penn's offensive line allowed the fewest sacks in the Ivy League ... Enabled Penn to finish third in the Ivy League in rushing, gaining just under 150 yards per game ... Had a tackle against Villanova (Sept. 26).
2008: Did not see any varsity game action.
Chaminade HS: Lettered in football and was team captain as a senior ... New York All-State and All-Catholic High School Football League (CHSFL) selection ... Daily News All-Star ... All-city, all-suburban ... Selected to play in the Empire State Outback Bowl in 2008 ... High school coach was Bill Basel ... High honor roll student ... National Honor Society member ... Played on CYO Basketball county champions in 2006 and 2008.
Personal: Son of Catherine and Thomas Van Roten ... Father played baseball at St. John’s ... Enrolled in Wharton.