Aussies Abroad: Peni Tagive

Posted: July 7, 2013 in Recruiting USA Scholarships
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Over the next few months as part of Bring It On Sports recruiting services, we will be highlighting Aussie players who are currently playing college football in the United States. Our goal is to double this number each year by sending the best young gridiron players this country has to offer to play college football on a scholarship! Enjoy this blog series….maybe someday soon we will be doing a feature on you!

Peni Tagive:

Penni Tagive - Baylor

Peni Tagive is currently playing football for Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Baylor is a Division I University that plays in the Big 12 Conference. Peni is a former Rugby League player who has played for the Wests Tigers, St. George – Illawara Dragons and most recently for the Sydney Roosters. After playing for the Roosters, and then for a short time with the Newtown Jets, Peni made the decision to make the transition to American Football (gridiron) when he was offered a full athletic scholarship to Baylor.

Peni is currently in his first few weeks at Baylor, working to make the transition from playing rugby league to his new home as a Defensive End. At 6 ft 3 in and just under 100 kg, this Campbelltown native is sure to make a distinct impression on college football in the years to come.

Achievements:

  • Selected to the 2006 Australian Schoolboy tour
  • First-grade Debut in 2008 with the Wests Tigers
  • Named to the Fiji training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup
  • Played for the Newtown Jets team that won the 2012 NSW Cup grand final.