Kenny Britt

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Kenny Britt
Kenny britt titans 2009.jpg
Britt at the 2009 Titans training camp.
No. 81     St. Louis Rams
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-09-19) September 19, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Bayonne, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 223 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school: Bayonne (NJ)
College: Rutgers
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30
Debuted in 2009 for the Tennessee Titans
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second Team All-Big East (2007)
  • First Team All-Big East (2008)
  • AP Third Team All-American (2008)
  • SI.com All-American Honorable Mention (2008)
  • Sporting News All-American Honorable Mention (2008)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2014
Receptions 182
Receiving Yards 2,890
Receiving Average 15.5
Receiving TDs 22
Stats at NFL.com

Kenneth Lawrence Britt[1] (born September 19, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans with the thirtieth overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Rutgers University.

College career[edit]

Britt during his tenure at Rutgers.

Ranked a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, Britt spurned numerous suitors to stay home at his home-state university, Rutgers University. Prior to Signing Day, there were strong rumors that he would commit to Illinois but he chose Rutgers instead.

Pressed into the starting lineup as a true freshman in 2006, Britt exploded down the stretch, playing a major role in one of the biggest wins in school history in the 2006 victory over Louisville.

Britt continued his stellar play in 2007, making 62 receptions for 1232 yards and 8 touchdowns, averaging 19.9 yards per catch. Britt led all sophomores in Division I-A football in receiving yards and yards per reception, finishing 11th and 5th in those categories respectively for all of I-A. Britt also led the Big East conference in both categories in 2007, and was rewarded with a spot on the Big East's All-Conference team, and was named by Rutgers as its 2007 offensive MVP.

Coming in to 2008, Britt was named to the preseason All-Big East teams by numerous publications, including Phil Steele and Athlon.[citation needed] NationalChamps.net named Britt an honorable mention All-American.

Britt was named to the 2008 Associated Press Third Team All-America.[2] Kenny Britt was also a selection for First Team All-Big East in 2008.

On January 3, 2009, Britt announced he would forgo his senior season at Rutgers University and declare himself eligible for the 2009 NFL Draft,[3] where he was selected with the 30th pick of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans.

Professional career[edit]

2009 NFL Draft[edit]

Kenny Britt had a good Combine, running a 4.47 40-yard dash, lifting 23 reps of 225 lbs on bench press, displaying a 37-inch vertical leap, 124.0 inch broad jump and the 20 yard shuttle in 4.47 seconds.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 2⅞ in 218 lb 4.47 s 1.50 s 2.59 s 4.47 s 37 in 10 ft 4 in 23 reps 21
No data for 3-cone. All values from NFL Combine

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Britt at the Titans' 2010 training camp.

Kenny Britt was drafted in the 1st round (30th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He was Rutgers' first ever first-round pick. This was a surprising pick because many thought that he would be selected by the New York Giants with the pick immediately before the Titans picked. Instead, the Giants picked Hakeem Nicks of the University of North Carolina.

Kenny's first game against the Pittsburgh Steelers was solid as he caught 4 passes for 85 yards, including a 57 yard reception in a 13–10 loss.

Kenny Britt scored his first touchdown on the receiving end of a Vince Young pass on November 23, 2009, against the Houston Texans.

In a game against the Arizona Cardinals on November 29, 2009, Britt caught a game-winning touchdown pass from quarterback Vince Young as time expired in the game. It was a leaping 4th-down catch in the back of the endzone. This catch is in the video montage of the 2010 season in the intro to Madden 11.

During the Titans' Sunday, September 25, 2011, game against the Denver Broncos, Britt tore his medial collateral ligament (MCL) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)[4] while dodging a hit from free safety Rahim Moore. On September 28, the team placed Britt on its Injured reserve list.[5][6]

Entering the 2012 season Britt has 101 catches for 1,765 yards (17.48 YPC) and fifteen touchdowns. On October 24, 2010, Kenny caught 7 passes, three touchdowns and gained 225 yards in a 37–19 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. These were the highest numbers put up by a Titans receiver since Drew Bennett caught 233 yards and three touchdowns against Kansas City on Dec. 13, 2004, and the most yards ever against the Eagles.

Britt was suspended for the first game of the 2012 season due to numerous incidents involving police.[7]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

On March 31, 2014, Britt signed a one-year deal with the St. Louis Rams. The contract is worth $1.4M with $550K guaranteed on the condition that he makes the Rams 53-man roster.[8]

Personal life[edit]

On April 12, 2011, Britt was arrested in New Jersey on three counts (including a felony) following an alleged car chase with police. The charges were later reduced.[9] On June 7, Britt pled guilty to careless driving and was fined.[10] On June 8, 2012, Britt was arrested in Hoboken, NJ, charged with resisting arrest.[11] On January 13, 2013, Britt's close personal friend was involved in a stabbing and Britt reportedly drove him to the Jersey City Medical Center. When police attempted to ask Britt about the incident, he was allegedly not willing to cooperate. The incident marks the ninth time Britt was involved with police since he joined the NFL.[12] In May 2014, a sex video briefly appeared on Britt's Instagram. The Rams announced they were looking into the incident. [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pro Football Reference Profile". pro-football-reference.com. 
  2. ^ CBSSports.com College Football (2008-12-18). "2008 Associated Press All-America Team". CBSSports.com. CBS Corporation. Retrieved 2009-04-26. 
  3. ^ CBSSports.com wire reports (2009-01-03). "Rutgers top receiver Britt to skip senior season, go pro". CBSSports.com. CBS Corporation. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  4. ^ "Titans receiver Kenny Britt out for season with knee injury". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. 2011-09-26. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 
  5. ^ "Titans sign receiver Donnie Avery". ESPN.com. Associated Press. 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  6. ^ The Leading Digital Sport Scene Site on the Net. digitalsportscene.com. Retrieved on 2012-12-18.
  7. ^ Kenny Britt of Titans suspended one game by NFL. Nfl.com (2012-08-30). Retrieved on 2012-12-18.
  8. ^ Hanzus, Dan. "Kenny Britt, St. Louis Rams agree on one-year contract". NFL.com. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  9. ^ August West (2011-06-02). Felony Charge Against Kenny Britt Reduced To Misdemeanor. musiccitymiracles.com
  10. ^ "Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt pleads guilty to driving charges". Associated Press. (2010-06-07).
  11. ^ Michaelangelo Conte (2011-06-09). Tennessee Titans star Kenny Britt, of Bayonne, arrested in Hoboken; day after he pleads guilty to reckless driving. The Jersey Journal. NJ.com. Retrieved on 2012-12-18.
  12. ^ Hanzus, Dan (2013-01-13). "Kenny Britt wanted for questioning by N.J. police". National Football League. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  13. ^ Lindsay Toler (2014-05-13). St. Louis Rams Player Posts NSFW Sex Video on Instagram (And No, It's Not Michael Sam) Riverfront Times.

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