The term "journeyman" is generally reserved for professionals. Chris Gatling. Jose Canseco.
Penn, a UCF senior, qualifies as an amateur. Call him "well-traveled."
After starring as a prepster in Miami, Penn headed to the University of South Carolina in 1996. Two seasons in Columbia, S.C. -- the first as a redshirt, the second as a three-game starter -- left Penn unsatisfied. Next stop: South Bend, Ind.
Like film hero Rudy, Penn started out across the street from Notre Dame (at Holy Cross Junior College) with hopes of walking on with the Irish. Unlike Rudy, Penn left in a hurry. Without playing football. Next stop, still in 1998: Garden City, Kan.
Penn passed for 2,010 yards and 15 touchdowns at Garden City Community College in 1998, leading the team to a 9-3 record and a bowl game. Still, Penn couldn't find a home in Kansas and decided to head back to Florida for 1999. Next stop: Orlando.
With one quality year under his belt -- and another on the horizon -- at UCF, Penn is no longer a nomad. Coach Mike Kruczek will look for a settled-in Penn to improve on impressive numbers from 1999, now that he's more acclimated with the Golden Knights' all-out air attack.
-- Luke Winn