|Hometown:||Glendale Heights, Ill.|
|High School:||College of DuPage|
Prior to Southern - Venson comes to Southern after two seasons at the College of DuPage ... while there, he broke a school record when he recorded a rushing, receiving and a special teams touchdown all in the same game ... he was the team captain and the special teams MVP ... He also helped his team to a bowl win in the Graphic Edge Bowl where they defeated Coffeyville CC ... Venson prepped at Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Ill., where he started three years on the football team for coach Chad Heflet and the Hilltoppers ... while there, he was the conference Player of the Year, while earning All-Conference status twice ... he was an All-State pick, as well ... Also a two-year starter on the basketball court, Venson was an All-Conference selection in that sport ... He helped his football team to two trips to the state semi-finals, while helping his basketball team to a trip to the down-state tournament in 2007 and a regionals appearance in both 2008 and 2009.
Personal - Venson is the son of Elmer Venson and Tammie Byrd ... He is a criminal justice major at Southern.