Pendleton Honored by NSCA

Jordan Pendleton was named an NSCA All-American (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) has named BYU linebacker Jordan Pendleton an NSCA All-American for his dedication to strength training and conditioning.

Pendleton, a sophomore in 2009, was nominated by Justin McClure, a BYU strength and conditioning coach. According to McClure, Pendleton's strength and conditioning statistics include a 352 clean, 465 squat, 430 bench press, 225x31 bench press, 36" vertical jump and a 4.51 40-yard dash.

As a starter at outside linebacker in 2009, Pendleton helped the Cougars to an 11-2 record and No. 12 final ranking in the national polls. The South Jordan, Utah, native totaled 52 tackles on the season, including 30 solo, in addition to three sacks, one interception and a fumble recovery.

The NSCA All-American Athlete of the Year Award program is in its 32nd year, and is made possible by a grant from Power Systems, Inc., a Knoxville, Tennessee fitness product leader.