San Diego State Aztecs star RB Rashaad Penny says goodbye before Senior Day game

Posted at 10:24 AM, Nov 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-25 00:57:18-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The seniors on the San Diego State Aztecs football team will take the field one final time in front of the home crowd Friday, but prior to the Senior Day game against New Mexico, star running back Rashaad Penny posted a touching note that thanks fans and says goodbye to San Diego.

Penny, who last week broke a single-game school record with 427 all-purpose yards and scored 4 times against Nevada, posted a photo of a note on his Twitter account Thursday with a caption "Thank you SD!"

"I don't know where to start... I wanna say thank you to the city of San Diego for welcoming with open arms. It's been an amazing 4 years here and I cherish every moment. Thank you fans for cheering for us when we were at our highs and lows, you guys are literally the best and made this year so special for us. It's been one hell of a ride and it all comes to end this Friday and I'm so thankful to play in America's Finest city with the best fans! I'm going to miss the memories playing at the Q with a bunch of guys I call my brothers, I love every single moment I had there. I will always bleed red and black and will forever be an AZTEC! #GOAZTECS"

Going into the Friday game against the Lobos, the senior from Norwalk leads the nation in rushing yards (1,824) and all-purpose yards per game (223.8). He is second in total touchdowns (22) and points scored (132).

Penny is among 15 finalists up for the Walter Camp Award, which is given to the college football player of the year.

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