Data Scout Notes: 2015: NAM...2014: NAM...2013: (+) Coming off Sept 2014 Concussion...NAC/NAM...Academically ineligible for 2013/DS #6 rFr RB...2012: 08-07-12 - (+) Groin, out for 2012...NA
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Draft Scout Mario Pender News
05/12/16 - Florida State dismissed running back Mario Pender on Saturday hours after he was arrested and booked on charges of committing domestic violence and resisting an officer without violence.
Pender, a fifth-year senior, had his most productive year on the field in 2014 when he rushed for 206 yards and four touchdowns.
He suffered a collapsed lung and played in only three games last season, rushing for 105 yards and one touchdown. In 2013, he was academically ineligible.
The university released a statement late Saturday confirming Pender no longer was a member of the team.
"Florida State Athletics announced today that Mario Pender has been permanently dismissed from the football team following his arrest earlier in the day. The Athletics Department will have no further comment at this time."
His bond was set at $500.
While a senior in high school in 2011, Pender was accused of punching his girlfriend in a car. Those charges were dropped. -- The Sports Xchange
09/24/15 - Florida State RB Pender has collapsed lung...Florida State junior running back Mario Pender has spent the past two days in a hospital, stemming from a collapsed lung he suffered during Tuesday's practice. Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher said Pender was injured when he ran into the back of a teammate who was blocking. Pender completed the practice but was having breathing difficulties. "There's a possibility, they said he can play in 10-12 days so I don't know," Fisher told reporters. "Saw him in the hospital (Wednesday) night, a freak thing. I mean just a bump, not even a hard shot." Pender has rushed for 140 yards and one touchdown over the first three games. - The Sports Xchange
08/07/12 - Florida State running back Mario Pender will miss the season with a severe groin injury, head coach Jimbo Fisher said Tuesday. Before Florida State opened camp Monday, Fisher called Pender's injury "severe" but guessed the running back was still at 50 to 60 percent and would be able to practice as it healed. By Tuesday, however, Pender's status had changed. The freshman watched some early running back drills dressed in a gray T-shirt and baseball cap. When workouts ended for the day Fisher announced Pender would undergo season-ending surgery. "Instead of making it worse, we're going to get it fixed and have him ready to go," Fisher said. "We'll probably redshirt him." The surgery will be similar to the procedure performed on teammate Xavier Rhodes had in the spring of 2011. Pender, the No. 72 ranked player in the nation last year according to ESPN, was an early enrollee this spring and figured to be in the mix for playing time this season. Although Pender was fourth on the depth chart, virtually every member of Florida State's backfield is dealing with some question marks. - David M. Hale, ESPN.com