Trevor Penning
No. 70 – New Orleans Saints
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1999-05-15) May 15, 1999 (age 24)
Clear Lake, Iowa, U.S.
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school:Newman Catholic
(Mason City, Iowa)
College:Northern Iowa (2017–2021)
NFL draft:2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-MVFC (2021)
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Games played:23
Games started:6
Player stats at · PFR

Trevor Penning (born May 15, 1999) is an American football offensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Northern Iowa and was drafted by the Saints in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Early years

Penning was born on May 15, 1999, in Clear Lake, Iowa.[1] He attended Newman Catholic High School in Mason City, Iowa, where he played football, basketball, and threw discus and shot put on the track and field team.[2][3] Penning committed to play college football at Northern Iowa shortly after receiving an offer from the team.[4] Penning grew up as a Minnesota Vikings fan.[5]

College career

Penning redshirted his true freshman season at Northern Iowa.[6] As a redshirt sophomore, Penning started all 15 of UNI's games.[7] He started five games at left tackle and one at right tackle during his redshirt junior season, which was played in the spring of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Penning entered the 2021 fall season as one of the highest-rated offensive tackle and FCS prospects for the 2022 NFL Draft.[8][9][10] Penning's younger brother, Jared, has been the starter next to him on the Panthers' offensive line since his redshirt sophomore season.[11]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 7+18 in
(2.01 m)
325 lb
(147 kg)
34+14 in
(0.87 m)
10+18 in
(0.26 m)
4.89 s 1.65 s 2.82 s 4.62 s 7.25 s 28.0 in
(0.71 m)
9 ft 3 in
(2.82 m)
28 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[12][13]

Penning was selected in the first round with the 19th overall pick by the New Orleans Saints in the 2022 NFL Draft.[14] He was placed on injured reserve with a torn ligament in his foot on September 1, 2022.[15] He was activated on November 26.[16] In Week 18 against the Carolina Panthers, Penning suffered a Lisfranc fracture.[17]


  1. ^ Roberts, Ryan (July 26, 2021). "Preliminary Report: Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa". Risen Draft. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  2. ^ "Cerro Gordo County products Penning, Schultz set to play in MVFC". Globe Gazette. February 1, 2017. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  3. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Trevor Penning, Offensive Tackle, Northern Iowa Panthers". Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  4. ^ Patterson, Jared (December 8, 2016). "Newman's Penning commits to UNI". Globe Gazette. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  5. ^ Morris, Matthew (January 31, 2022). "NFL Draft watch: Northern Iowa's Trevor Penning". BVM Sports. Retrieved March 3, 2022.
  6. ^ Edholm, Eric (September 2, 2021). "NFL draft: Windmill-dunking FCS tackle who could crack Round 1 eyes revenge vs. Iowa State". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  7. ^ Nelson, Jim (April 23, 2020). "Penning brothers hope to build a wall on UNI football left side". The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  8. ^ Trapasso, Chris (September 8, 2021). "2022 NFL Draft top sleeper prospects: Northern Iowa's Trevor Penning, Coastal Carolina pass rusher headline". CBS Sports. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  9. ^ Sesker, Craig (August 16, 2021). "UNI's Penning on radar of NFL teams". The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  10. ^ Borowsky, Jack (September 9, 2021). "Hot Take Tuesday: Northern Iowa Tackle Trevor Penning is a Top Twenty Talent". Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  11. ^ Bair, Cole (February 26, 2021). "A 659-pound Penning double-team: Brothers block next to each other on UNI offensive line". The Gazette. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  12. ^ "Trevor Penning Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". Retrieved March 12, 2022.
  13. ^ "Trevor Penning, Northern Iowa, OT, 2022 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". Retrieved March 12, 2022.
  14. ^ "New Orleans Saints select Northern Iowa tackle Trevor Penning with Pick 19 in the 2022 NFL Draft". April 28, 2022.
  15. ^ "New Orleans Saints announce roster moves". September 1, 2022. Retrieved April 16, 2023.
  16. ^ Sigler, John (November 26, 2022). "Saints activate Trevor Penning from injured reserve amid Week 12 roster moves". Saints Wire. Retrieved April 16, 2023.
  17. ^ "Trevor Penning suffered Lisfranc injury in season-ending loss to Panthers". Retrieved November 25, 2023.