Kevin Eakin

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Kevin Eakin
No. 9     Free Agent
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-07-22) July 22, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth: St. Paul, Minnesota
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Parkland (FL) Marjory Stoneman Douglas
College: Fordham
Undrafted in 2004
Debuted in 2005 for the Frankfurt Galaxy
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-Patriot League (2002–2003)
  • PIFL Champion (2013)
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Career CFL statistics as of 2006
Passing yards 1,127
TDs-INTs 6-11
QB rating 57.3
Career Arena football statistics
Comp. / Att. 286 - 465
Passing yards 3,417
TD-INT 54-15
QB Rating 99.55
Rushing TD 1
Stats at CFL.ca
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Kevin Eakin (born July 22, 1981]) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He played for the Alabama Vipers of the Arena Football League until the team folded. He was signed by the New York Jets of the National Football League as a street free agent in 2005. He played college football at Fordham.

Eakin has also been a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Buffalo Bills.

Early years[edit]

Eakin attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and was a student and a letterman in football, basketball, and track. In football, he was a team captain and was named to the All-Broward County team. Kevin Eakin graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2000.

Professional career[edit]

New York Jets[edit]

Eakin originally was signed by the New York Jets, who allocated him to the now-defunct Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe, where he was the starting quarterback ahead of former heralded #3 overall draft pick Akili Smith. After being invited to Jets training camp in 2005, he appeared in 2 preseason games and was the last person cut before the season.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

Eakin spent the next season in the Canadian Football League with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and spent most of the season as backup to controversial starter Jason Maas.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

After the 2006 CFL season, Eakin went right across the border and signed with the NFL's Buffalo Bills, who once again allocated him to Frankfurt. With the demise of NFL Europa, Eakin returned to Buffalo, but because of depth issues (he stood fourth behind J. P. Losman, Craig Nall, and draft pick Trent Edwards), he saw no playing time and was released. However, after the release of third string QB Craig Nall, Eakin was signed onto the Buffalo Bills practice squad to serve as the team's emergency quarterback.

Team Alabama[edit]

Eakin signed with Team Alabama of the All American Football League for the 2008 season, but the league was postponed indefinitely.

Tennessee Valley / Alabama Vipers[edit]

He is now signed with the Tennessee Valley Vipers of the af2 for the 2009 season as starting quarterback. Eakin was the Vipers starter for the final 15 games of the season last year, including the four playoff wins.

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