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7   Mario Pender
Mario Pender

RS Sophomore

Cape Coral, Fla.

High School:
Island Coast

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 193



FSU Goes on the Aerial Offensive in Annual Spring Game

Gold beats Garnet, 40-24, Saturday as the 'Noles' passing game -- and as a result, the quarterback battle -- steals the show at Doak Campbell Stadium.


Preview: 2013 Garnet and Gold Game

Florida State's four-player quarterback battle takes center stage Saturday at 2 p.m. inside Doak Campbell Stadium.

04/11/2013 Spring Football Roundtable

Ryan Pensy, Scott Kotick, Layne Herdt and Brandon Mellor from share their thoughts on FSU's spring practices, which come to an end Saturday at the annual Garnet & Gold Game.


Noles Get Back To Practice

The Seminoles Returned to Practice on Wednesday afternoon.


Spring-Practice Primer: Running Backs and Fullbacks

FSU moves on from the Chris Thompson and Lonnie Pryor era with four 'Noles in the backfield this spring: Devonta Freeman, Mario Pender, James Wilder, Jr. and Chad Abram.

2013: Sat out the 2013 season following a 2012 redshirt, but the former U.S. Army All-American is expected to contribute next fall.

2012: Redshirt season.

PERSONAL: Explosive four-star running back who possesses the quickness, speed and burst to run both inside or outside and also has great power to run through blocks...selected as a U.S. Army All-American...rushed 130 times for 1,543 yards (11.9 yards per carry) and 17 touchdowns as a senior...named first team all-area by the Fort Myers News-Press...named to the Florida Athletic Coaches Association all-district 19 Football Team... earned Associated Press' Class 6A all-state third team honors as a senior...rated the No. 72 player on the ESPNU 150 as well as the No. 8 running back, No. 16 player in the state of Florida and No. 38 player regionally... No. 66 on the Sporting News Top 125 of 2012... rushed for 2,261 yards and 32 touchdowns, averaging 13.87 yards per carry as a junior...has posted times of a 10.61 in the 100 meters and 22 flat in the 200 meters in track ... rated a four-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports and a five-star prospect by ... rated the No. 4 running back nationally, No. 7 prospect in the state of Florida and No. 41 overall prospect nationally by ... rated the No. 28 overall prospect and fifth-best running back by No. 4 running back nationally, No. 5 prospect in the state of Florida and No. 38 overall prospect nationally by Florida State over Alabama, Maryland, Miami (Fla.), USF, Tennessee and West Virginia.

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