Emerged as the feature back midway through his senior year, finishing as Wake Forest's leading rusher on the season with 188 carries for 829 yards and nine touchdowns... carried nine times for 35 yards and caught two balls for another 15 yards in the opener at Syracuse (9.1)... finished with 49 yards on 10 carries and scored his first TD of the season against Gardner-Webb (9.17)... carried eight times for 25 yards and his second rushing TD of the season at Boston College (10.1)... carried a season-high 13 times for 44 yards against FSU (10.8)... made his first start of the season and carried 21 times for 80 yards versus Virginia Tech, a season-high and his most rushing yards in a game since 2008 (10.15)... carried 15 times for 43 yards and a score at Duke (10.22)... had a career-best two rushing TDs and finished with his second-most rushing yards, 99, at UNC (10.29)... ran for 47 yards and added another 29 yards receiving to go with his first career receiving touchdown versus Notre Dame (11.5)... had one of the most productive days of his career with 134 yards on 20 carries, including two TD runs of 19 and 33 yards, at No. 9 Clemson (11.12)... followed up his Clemson performance with a 26 carry, 125 yard day and added another rushing score vs. Maryland (11.19)... capped the regular season with a productive 74 yards on 12 carries vs. Vanderbilt (11.26)... went for 73 yards and a score in the Music City Bowl (12.30)...
Played in six games before his season was cut short due to a separated shoulder suffered against Navy (Oct. 9) ... Rushed for 115 yards with two touchdowns on 24 carries on the season before his injury ... Carried the ball seven times for 38 yards and a touchdown vs. Presbyterian (Sept. 2) ... Scored on a 16-yard run vs. the Blue Hose ... Had five carries for 34 yards and also made one catch for three yards at Stanford (Sept. 18) ... Eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for his career against the Cardinal ... Had 13 yards on five carries vs. Georgia Tech (Oct. 2), including a one-yard TD run that gave Wake a 10-3 lead ... Rushed the ball three times for 19 yards and had one reception for 17 yards vs. Navy (Oct. 9) before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury.
Finished the season second on the team in rushing with 399 yards ... Had the longest rush of the season, a 76-yard run against Boston College (Sept. 26) that was the ninth-longest run in school history ... Finished the BC game with a team-high 97 yards rushing on just five carries ... Had 60 yards on just five carries against Florida State (Nov. 14) including a 48-yard run ... Had a pair of catches against NC State (Oct. 3) and Duke (Nov. 28) ... Had a season-high 12 carries against Maryland (Oct. 10) ... Led the Deacons in rushing three times (Boston College, Georgia Tech, Florida State).
2008 (Redshirt Freshman):
Led Wake Forest with 528 rushing yards as a redshirt freshman ... Also led the club with 150 carries ... Started the final five games of the regular season at running back ... Made his first collegiate carry and scored his first touchdown in the season-opener at Baylor (Aug. 28) ... The TD came on a three-yard run ... Also scored on a 12-yard run vs. Ole Miss (Sept. 6) that gave the Deacons a 27-21 lead ... Had 70 yards rushing on 21 carries in his first career start vs. Duke (Nov. 1) ... Posted the first 100-yard rushing game of his career with 110 yards on a career-best 27 carries in a 28-17 win over Virginia (Nov. 8) ... Scored on a one-yard run vs. the Cavaliers ... Was Wake Forest's leading rusher over the final five games of the year with 358 yards and three touchdowns ... The rest of the team combined for 218 yards rushing in those final five games ... Received honorable mention on the preseason College Football News All-Redshirt Freshman Team ... The Deacons went 5-0 in 2008 in games in which he scored a touchdown.
2007 (True Freshman):
Redshirted the season.
Rated as the 17th-best all-purpose back by Rivals, the 20th-best running back by ESPN and the 97th-best running back by Scout ... The Lou Groza High School Award winner as the best player in Palm Beach County ... All-area player of the year ... First team all-conference and all-area ... A three-year starter on an explosive offense that averaged more than 30 points per game during his senior year ... Rushed for 3,425 yards in three seasons at Royal Palm Beach High School ... Rushed for 1,500 yards as a senior on 150 carries with 18 touchdowns ... Helped his team post a 10-2 record as a senior and reach the state playoffs ... Rushed for 950 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior and 975 yards in seven games as a sophomore ... Ran a 4.4 40-yard dash ... Squatted 525 and benched 320 pounds ... Coached by Eric Patterson.
Majoring in communication with a minor in entrepreneurship and social enterprise ... Father is Lonnie Pendergrass and stepmother is Jameseena Pendergrass ... Born Feb. 21, 1989 ... Chose Wake Forest over Illinois, Minnesota, Northwestern, Vanderbilt and Duke.