Kendall Reyes

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Kendall Reyes
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Reyes in 2013.
No. 91     San Diego Chargers
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-09-26) September 26, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Nashua, New Hampshire
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school: Nashua (NH) North
College: Connecticut
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49
Debuted in 2012 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Big East First Team (2010)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2014
Tackles 67
Sacks 11.5
Pass deflections 3
Interceptions 0
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com

Kendall A. Reyes (born September 26, 1989) is an American football defensive end who plays with the San Diego Chargers of National Football League (NFL). In 2010, he served as one of four team captains and was named to the All-Big East Conference first team following the season.[1] He was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the 2nd round of the 2012 NFL Draft, 49th overall.[2]

High school career[edit]

Kendall Reyes attended Nashua High School North in Nashua, New Hampshire from 2003–2007. Reyes was a standout Wide Receiver, Tight End, Linebacker, and Defensive End for Nashua North. Reyes was also a 3-sport athlete at Nashua North, also playing Basketball and Track & Field during his high school career. Reyes was not that heavily recruited out of high school, and he only received 3 offers from Division 1 schools (Connecticut, ). On November 11, 2006, Reyes signed his letter-of-intent and committed to Connecticut

College career[edit]

Reyes leaving the field following a Connecticut win.

University of Connecticut

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4 in 299 lb 33 1/4 in 9 1/2 in 4.95 s 1.66 s N/A s 4.53 s 7.43 s 34.5 in 9 ft 5 in 36 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Reyes was selected in round 2, pick 49 by the San Diego Chargers in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was the highest drafted defensive lineman in school history.

San Diego Chargers[edit]

When the Chargers drafted him with the 49th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Reyes became Nashua High School North’s first NFL draft pick and the first player from Nashua to be drafted since the Cincinnati Bengals selected tackle Herb Webster in the fifth round of the 1988 NFL Draft. He was also the highest drafted defensive lineman in school history.[3]

In his rookie season, Reyes led the Chargers’ defensive line with 19 quarterback pressures and 15 quarterback hits, and he finished the year third on the team with 5.5 sacks and nine tackles for loss. He recorded his first two NFL sacks against future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning and on Dec. 23 during a road win against the New York Jets, racked up 3.5 sacks, the most by a Chargers rookie in 26 years. Reyes closed out his initial campaign by earning All-Rookie honors from ESPN.com.[4]

In 2013, reyes was named starter right next to Corey Liuget on the defensive line. Reyes went on to play all 16 games as a starter and managed to collect 34 tackles, 5 sacks, and 2 passes defended.

Personal life[edit]

Reyes still spends a lot of time in Nashua during the offseason. In March, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua inducted him into its Hall of Fame. Reyes spent much of his time as a youth at the Club, where he sharpened his athletic and academic skills. Now he works with the Club to help develop initiatives for today’s youth. A former class president at Nashua North High, Reyes also spends time at his alma mater talking to student-athletes about education and being good community citizens.[5]

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