Kevin Minter

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Kevin Minter
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Minter in the 2014 NFL season.
No. 51     Arizona Cardinals
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-12-03) December 3, 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth: Suwanee, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 246 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Suwanee (GA) Peachtree Ridge
College: Louisiana State
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45
Debuted in 2013 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at

Kevin Christopher Minter (born December 3, 1990) is an American football linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). Minter played college football for Louisiana State University (LSU) and earned All-American honors. The Arizona Cardinals picked him in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Minter was born in Suwanee, Georgia, the son of Leonard Minter and Willie Mae Hollis. He attended Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, where he started on the football team for four years. In his junior year, he had 137 tackles. In his senior year, he had 113 tackles and was named to the Class 5A all-state first team.[1][2]


Minter enrolled in Louisiana State University, and played for coach Les Miles's LSU Tigers football team from 2009 to 2012. He redshirted the 2009 season. The following year, he had 15 tackles. In 2011, he had 61 tackles and one sack. He had five tackles and a sack in the BCS Championship Game.[1]

In 2012, Minter had 130 tackles, which led the team and was the third-best total in the SEC. He also had 4.0 sacks. He had a career-best 20 tackles and 2.0 sacks against Florida, and his 17 solo tackles versus Florida was an LSU single-game record. In the Chick-fil-A Bowl, he set an LSU bowl game record with 19 tackles. Minter was a Butkus Award finalist, a first team All-SEC selection, and the LSU team MVP.[1][3] Sports Illustrated named him to their All-American first team. He left LSU after the season to enter the 2013 NFL Draft. He ended his collegiate career with 206 tackles and 5.0 sacks.[1]

In 2012, he graduated from LSU with a bachelor's degree in general studies.[1][4]

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Draft[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
5 ft 11 34 in 246 lb 32 in 9 38 in 4.81 s 33 in 9 ft 11 in 25 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5][6]

Minter was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round, with the 45th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft.[7] Despite being drafted in the second round, Minter went into the season blocked on the depth chart by veteran players. The Cardinals already had Daryl Washington coming off a pro bowl season the year before, and had signed Jasper Brinkley and former Cardinal Karlos Dansby during the offseason. In his rookie season, he played as a special teams player as he only played 2 defensive snaps while making 4 tackles.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Kevin Minter Bio". February 4, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2013.
  2. ^ "Kevin Minter Profile". Retrieved February 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "LSU's Reid, Simon, Wing, Ware headed to NFL draft". January 4, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "Kevin Minter". Retrieved February 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "Kevin Minter".
  6. ^ "Kevin Minter".
  7. ^ "Arizona Cardinals select Kevin Minter in the second round of NFL draft". April 26, 2013. Retrieved April 26, 2013.

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