PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com – May 11, 2014) — A pair of former Colorado State University-Pueblo football players have signed free agent contracts with National Football League teams following the end of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Darius Millines signed with the Oakland Raiders while Mike Pennel has inked with the Green Bay Packers. Both will participate in their new teams' respective and upcoming rookie mini-camps.
In 2013, both helped the ThunderWolves win their third straight Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title during their senior seasons after transferring in from NCAA Division I schools.
Millines, a 6-foot, 178-pound wide receiver and kick returner made 12 catches for 191 yards in 2013 after playing for the University of Illinois. He also averaged 20.5 yards on 16 kick returns and earned First Team All-RMAC honors as a return specialist and third team honors as a wide receiver. He is a native of Boynton Beach, Florida and attended American Heritage High School.
Penell, a 6-foot-5, 363-pound defensive lineman earned First Team All-RMAC honors after making 36 tackles and 3.0 sacks. He also had 6.0 tackles for a loss and forced three fumbles. He had played at Arizona State and Scottsdale Community College after his prep career at Grandview High School in Aurora, Colorado.
Both players also received Third Team All-Super Region 4 honors from Don Hansen's Weekly Football Gazette.