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Former Marshall Star QB Pennington Gets Street Name

Chad Pennington

Huntington’s City Council has approved a resolution to name a street after former Marshall University star quarterback Chad Pennington.

WSAZ-TV reports the council on Monday voted to rename 10th Street as Chad Pennington Way.

Pennington wore uniform No. 10 while starring for the Thundering Herd in the late 1990s.

City Councilman David Ball says Pennington has had a positive impact on the community. Money raised by Pennington’s nonprofit 1st and 10 Foundation is aimed at improving the quality of life in small communities in southern West Virginia and his native eastern Tennessee.

Pennington led Marshall to its first undefeated season in 1999 and a No. 10 final ranking. He played 11 years in the NFL with the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins.