Kenny Britt

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Kenny Britt
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Britt with the Cleveland Browns in 2017
No. 18 Cleveland Browns
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-09-19) September 19, 1988 (age 28)
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
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Receptions: 309
Receiving yards: 4,881
Receiving touchdowns: 30
Player stats at NFL.com

Kenneth Lawrence Britt[1] (born September 19, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Rutgers and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans with the 30th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. He has also played for the St. Louis / Los Angeles Rams.

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 National Signing Day, there were strong rumors that he would commit to Illinois but he chose to attend Rutgers instead.

Britt was pressed into the starting lineup as a true freshman in 2006. That season, he had a major role in one of the biggest wins in school history, which was the victory over Louisville.

Britt continued his stellar play in the 2007 season, 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 into the 2008 season, 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] 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 in the first round with the 30th pick of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans.

Professional career[edit]

Britt had a solid NFL Combine performance, running a 4.56 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 Arm length Hand size 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3 in 218 lb 34 in 9 in 4.56 s 4.47 s 37 in 10 ft 4 in 23 reps 21
No data for 3-cone. All values from NFL Combine [4]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Britt at Tennessee Titans training camp in 2010

Britt was drafted in the 1st round (30th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He was Rutgers' first ever first-round pick. His first game against the Pittsburgh Steelers was solid as he caught four passes for 85 yards, including a 57-yard reception in a 13–10 loss. He scored his first touchdown on the receiving end of a Vince Young pass on November 23, 2009, against the Houston Texans.

On November 29, 2009, Britt caught a ten-yard game-winning touchdown pass in the back of the endzone from Vince Young as time was expiring during a 20-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. This catch is in the video montage of the 2010 season in the intro to Madden 11.[citation needed]

During the Titans' Sunday, September 25, 2011, game against the Denver Broncos, Britt tore his medial collateral ligament (MCL) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)[5] while dodging a hit from free safety Rahim Moore. On September 28, the team placed Britt on its Injured reserve list.[6][7]

Entering the 2012 season, Britt had 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 December 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.[8]

St. Louis / Los Angeles Rams[edit]

On March 31, 2014, Britt signed a one-year deal with the St. Louis Rams. The contract was worth $1.4 million with $550,000 guaranteed on the condition that he made the Rams 53-man roster.[9]

Britt re-signed with the Rams on a two-year, $9.125 million contract on March 13, 2015.[10]

In the 2016 season, Britt became the first Rams wide receiver to reach 1,000 yards since Torry Holt in 2007.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On March 9, 2017, Britt signed a four-year, $32.5 million contract with the Cleveland Browns.[11][12]

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.[13] On June 7, Britt pleaded guilty to careless driving and was fined.[14] On June 8, 2012, Britt was arrested in Hoboken, New Jersey, charged with resisting arrest.[15] In May 2014, a sex video briefly appeared on Britt's Instagram. The Rams announced they were looking into the incident.[16]

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. Archived from the original on 2012-09-11. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  4. ^ "NFL Combine Profiles". NFL.com. NFL.com. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Titans receiver Kenny Britt out for season with knee injury". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. 2011-09-26. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 
  6. ^ "Titans sign receiver Donnie Avery". ESPN.com. Associated Press. 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  7. ^ The Leading Digital Sport Scene Site on the Net. digitalsportscene.com. Retrieved on 2012-12-18.
  8. ^ Kenny Britt of Titans suspended one game by NFL. Nfl.com (2012-08-30). Retrieved on 2012-12-18.
  9. ^ Hanzus, Dan. "Kenny Britt, St. Louis Rams agree on one-year contract". NFL.com. Retrieved 1 April 2014. 
  10. ^ Patra, Kevin (March 13, 2015). "Rams bringing back Kenny Britt on two-year deal". NFL.com. Retrieved August 30, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Browns agree to terms with WR Kenny Britt". ClevelandBrowns.com. March 9, 2017. 
  12. ^ Orr, Conor (March 9, 2017). "Cleveland Browns finalize 4-year deal with Kenny Britt". NFL.com. 
  13. ^ August West (2011-06-02). Felony Charge Against Kenny Britt Reduced To Misdemeanor. musiccitymiracles.com
  14. ^ "Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt pleads guilty to driving charges". Associated Press. (2010-06-07).
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ 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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