Kenjon Barner (born April 28, 1989) is an American football running back for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Oregon.
High school career [ edit ]
Notre Dame High School in Riverside, California, where he played for the Notre Dame Titans high school football team.
College career [ edit ]
A native of Southern California, Barner chose to play college football for head coach
Chip Kelly and the Oregon Ducks. He was ranked by Rivals as the 38th best running back prospect in the country, as well as the 86th overall prospect from the state of California Barner chose UO over scholarship offers from [1 ] Arizona State and UTEP.
Barner is the first Oregon Duck since 1965 who has scored touchdowns rushing, receiving, and from punt and kickoff returns.
[2 ] He suffered a career-threatening concussion after a helmet-to-helmet hit in 2010. [2 ] [2 ]
Barner was considered one of the top running back prospects for the
2012 NFL Draft before announcing he would return to Oregon, where he succeeded [3 ] LaMichael James as the team's main running back. He was named a top contender for the 2012 Heisman Trophy, eventually won by freshman sensation [4 ] Johnny Manziel.
In November 2012, Barner set a rushing record for Oregon and for
USC Trojans football opponents, with 321 rushing yards; he also scored five touchdowns in the game. [5 ] [6 ]
The Ducks won the
2013 Fiesta Bowl. Following his senior season, Barner was named to the AP All-American second team and the All-Pac-12 Conference First Team. [7 ] [8 ]
Track and field [ edit ]
Barner also ran
track and field at the University of Oregon, where he specialized in the 60 meters, 100 meters and 200 meters.
Personal bests [ edit ]
60 meters 7.09
February 12, 2011
100 meters 10.71
May 15, 2010
200 meters 22.29
April 22, 2011
Statistics [ edit ]
Regular season and postseason
Kenjon Barner's UO Rushing Stats
Professional career [ edit ]
2013 NFL Combine [ edit ]
40-yd dash 10-yd split
5 ft 9 in
10 ft 2 in
All values from Central Florida Pro Day. [9 ]
2013 NFL Draft [ edit ]
On April 27, 2013, Barner was drafted by the
Carolina Panthers in the sixth round (182nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft
Personal [ edit ]
Barner was born in
Lynwood, California to parents Gary and Wilhelmenia Barner. He has five older brothers and one older sister. He graduated with a degree in criminology in spring 2012. [2 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Kenjon Barner Rivals profile
^ a b c d Bishop, Greg (October 26, 2012). "A Duck’s Odd Path to Prestige". New York Times . Retrieved October 27, 2012.
^ Miller, Ted (January 14, 2012). "Kenjon Barner returning to Oregon". ESPN.com . Retrieved January 19, 2012.
^ Sparks, Adam (October 20, 2012). "Oregon's Kenjon Barner Continues Building a Case for Heisman".
^ "Kenjon Barner, No. 2 Oregon beat No. 18 USC 62-51 (Top 25)". AL.com (Associated Press). November 3, 2012.
^ ESPN statistics Barner, Kenjon
^ AP All-American team 2012
^ Pac-12 Football Awards Announced
External links [ edit ]