Mike taking an
English 1 class at Soloano Community College with teacher, Laurie Duesing.
When he was 19, Mike Pendergast was sentenced to
14 years to life in prison after being involved in
a Vallejo, Ca., crime spree that included carjacking, kidnapping and armed
robbery. He received a 14 years to life prison sentence, but, he became a
model prisoner, using sports to help break down the racial barriers in the
notoriously segregated prison yard. After getting paroled last year, after 10
years in jail, the 31-year-old Pendergast is the oldest freshman to play on
the Solano Community College football team, in Fairfield , Ca., playing
defensive line while putting his violent past behind him.