Reyes in 2013.
|No. 91 San Diego Chargers|
|Date of birth:||September 26, 1989|
|Place of birth:||Nashua, New Hampshire|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||300 lb (136 kg)|
|High school:||Nashua (NH) North|
|NFL draft:||2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
|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 for the University of Connecticut Huskies and was named to the All-Big East Conference first team following the season. He was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the 2nd round of the 2012 NFL Draft, 49th overall.
High school career
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
|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|
San Diego Chargers
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.
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.
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.
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.
- BIG EAST Announces 2010 Postseason Football Honors BigEast.org
- Lourie, Steven. "San Diego Chargers 2012 Draft Grades". Retrieved 2012-05-02.
- "Chargers Website".
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
- Kendall Reyes UConnHuskies.com