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Penny

Hart

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Wide Receiver
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 180
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Buford, Ga.
High School: King's Ridge Christian

Bio

CAREER STATISTICS

ACADEMIC HONORS:
• Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Fall 2017

ATHLETIC HONORS:
• 2015 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year
• 2015 All-Sun Belt Conference (first team)
• 2015 Freshman All-American (247 Sports)
• 2017 All-Sun Belt Conference (first team)
• All-Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 16, 2017)

AT GEORGIA STATE: Two-time, first-team All-Sun Belt Conference honoree who is one of the top receivers in the nation .... Leading receiver in the Sun Belt Conference for each of his two full seasons ... Freshman All-America and Sun Belt Freshman of the Year in 2015 who missed most of 2016 with a season-ending foot injury, but returned to form in 2017.

After 27 career games, he ranks third in GSU history in career receptions (153), receiving yards (2,281) and TD receptions (17) ... The first Panther to record two 1,000-yard seasons ... Career averages of 5.67 receptions and 84.5 yards per game, sixth among 2017 active FBS receivers in both categories ... At least one reception in every game he has played ... Has nine career 100-yard games. After 27 career games, he ranks third in GSU history in career receptions (153), receiving yards (2,281) and TD receptions (17) ... The first Panther to record two 1,000-yard seasons ... Career averages of 5.67 receptions and 84.5 yards per game, sixth among 2017 active FBS receivers in both categories ... At least one reception in every game he has played ... Has nine career 100-yard games.

2017: First-team All-Sun Belt Conference, becoming just the second Panther to earn first-team All-Sun Belt honors twice ... Member of the Biletnikoff Award Watch List ... Led the Sun Belt with a school-record 74 receptions for 1,121 yards (No. 2 season in GSU history) and eight touchdowns (tied for first) ... Ranked 11th in FBS with 93.4 receiving yards per game and 17th with 6.2 receptions per game.

Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 16, 2017) after he set the GSU record with 190 yards receiving and tied his own school record with 11 catches. Caught touchdowns of 50, 25 and 22 yards and became first Panther to record three straight 100-yd games.

Broke his own school record with 191 yards receiving on eight catches in win at Georgia Southern, including the game-winning touchdown on a spectacular 9-yard catch in the corner of the end zone with 2:31 left. Also had a career-long 70-yard reception down to the 5-yard line to set up GSU’s second touchdown and a 53-yard reception on 3rd-and-10 from the GSU 19-yard line that flipped field position in the final eight minutes to set the stage for the Panthers’ comeback.

Had 11 receptions at Charlotte for 141 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown ... Eight catches for 132 yards and a 7-yard TD at Coastal Carolina ... Opened 2017 with five catches for 36 yards vs. Tennessee State ... Had seven receptions for 56 yards plus two rushes for nine yards at No. 5 Penn State ... Suffered an ankle injury early in the regular-season finale vs. Idaho and was limited to just a handful of snaps in the AutoNation Cure Bowl win over WKU, but his one catch was a spectacular 27-yard reception that set up the go-ahead touchdown.

2016: Played just two halves due to injuries ... After playing sparingly in the opener due to a preseason hamstring injury, he sat out Games 2 and 3 ... Returned for Game 4 vs. Appalachian State but suffered a broken foot early in the game and was lost for the season ... Had eight receptions 61 yards on the season, including a 14-yard touchdown vs. Ball State ... Preseason All-Sun Belt Conference (first team) and Preseason Watch List for the Biletnikoff Award as the outstanding collegiate receiver.

2015: Named Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year and first-team All-Sun Belt as he led the Sun Belt in receptions (5.5 pg) and receiving yards (84.5 pg) while ranking third with eight touchdown receptions ... Named to the FWAA Freshman All-America team. Also tabbed to the 247 Sports True Freshman All-America team ... Second among all FBS freshmen in receiving yards and touchdown receptions and fourth in receptions ... Tied the Georgia State season records with 71 receptions and eight touchdown catches and set a Sun Belt freshman record with 1,099 receiving yards, the second-highest season total in GSU history ... Named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List at midseason.

Recorded five 100-yard games ... Averaged 15.5 yards per catch, including seven receptions of 40-plus yards ... Made an immediate impact with a 53-yard touchdown reception on his first collegiate catch vs. Charlotte in the season opener ... Tied the GSU single-game record with 11 receptions for 150 yards (seventh-best in GSU history, most by a freshman) and two TDs vs. New Mexico State. Caught touchdowns of 15 and 24 yards and also had a 45-yard reception against the Aggies ... Had nine catches for 128 yards at No. 12 Oregon ... Added a 58-yard touchdown vs. Liberty.

Five catches for 73 yards in win at Ball State ... Seven receptions for 128 yards at Arkansas State with catches of 42 and 48 yards ... Recorded his fourth 100-yard game with six catches for 113 yards and one touchdown (17 yards) vs. Texas State ... Just missed another 100-yard effort with five catches for 97 yards vs. UL Lafayette ... Finished the regular season with eight catches for 129 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown--his longest reception--in bowl-clinching win over Georgia Southern.

HIGH SCHOOL: Began his senior season as a slot receiver and running back but moved to quarterback for the final three games … Four-year starter for coach Jeff Pickren at King's Ridge Christian … All-Area for North Fulton … Two-time first-team all-region, recognized at running back as a junior and as an athlete for his senior season … Had a remarkable performance in his final high school game when he rushed for 390 yards and scored seven touchdowns in a 56-40 victory over Strong Rock Christian; also passed for 162 yards.

PERSONAL: Full name is Marjahn Penny Mathias Hart ... Born July 5, 1996 ... Son of Millard and Reva Hart ... Majoring in exercise science.

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