Indiana QB Michael Penix Jr. gives positive update on knee injury
After starting all six games for Indiana last season, quarterback Michael Penix, Jr. suffered a season-ending knee injury against Maryland on Nov. 28.
When asked about it at today’s Media Day presser, Penix was clear that he will be ready to hit the field on Sept. 4 when the Hoosiers take on Iowa.
Michael Penix says he'll be doing everything except live periods in fall camp. Still very confident he's on pace for Sept. 4 against Iowa. #iufb
— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) July 23, 2021
QB Michael Penix Jr. “Sept. 4 I’ll definitely be ready. 100 percent.” pic.twitter.com/99BdeMWrOR
— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) July 23, 2021
The Indiana QB was a second-team All-Big Ten pick after last season, throwing for 1,645 yards and 14 touchdowns over his six games. Entering the game against the Terps, he led the league in passing yards per game with 312.2, passing scores, completions, and attempts.
In addition, Penix owns a 10-2 overall record as a starter, and has completed 255 of 414 passing attempts, which is 2nd in Hoosier program history. Along with his 3,258 passing yards and 25 touchdowns, he has 189 yards on the ground in 46 attempts and four touchdowns.
While the league no longer releases an official pre-season All-Conference team, they do name a list of honorees prior to the season without regard to position. Penix was one of five players honored in the Big Ten East, while five more were named in the west. He has also been named to the Maxwell Award and Davey O’Brien Award watch lists.