Kenwin Cummings

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Kenwin Cummings
Kenwin Cummings New York Jets Marine Corps.jpg
No. 54
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-07-23) July 23, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth: Maxton, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College: Wingate
Undrafted: 2008
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Kenwin Cummings Jr. (born July 23, 1986) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the New York Jets and the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Wingate.

Early years[edit]

Cummings attended Purnell Swett High School, before moving on to Wingate University. As a junior he posted 66 tackles (24 solo), 9 sacks, 17.5 tackles-for-loss, 3 forced fumbles and 15 quarterback pressures. In his last year he made 71 tackles. He received Don Hansen’s Football Gazette NCAA Division II All-America first-team (2005) and second-team (2006) honors.

Professional career[edit]

New York Jets[edit]

2008[edit]

The New York Jets signed Cummings as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2008.[1] Cummings was inactive during the team's home opener against the Miami Dolphins and was waived on September 10, 2008, only to be signed to the practice squad six days later, where he remained for the rest of the season.[2]

2009[edit]

Cummings spent the first nine weeks of the season on the team's practice squad before being promoted to the active roster in November.[3] Cummings made his NFL debut on special teams during the Jets' Wild Card game against the Cincinnati Bengals.[3]

2010[edit]

Cummings performed in three games on special teams, without recording any statistics, before being waived on October 22, 2010.[4] Cummings was re-signed to the team's practice squad on October 26, 2010.[5]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On December 8, 2010, Cummings was signed by the Dallas Cowboys from the Jets practice squad.[6] He played in 2 games and was declared inactive in 2 others, he registered one special teams tackle. He was cut on September 3, 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Cummings was born to Kenwin Sr. and Darlene Cummings. Cummings suffers from Type 1 diabetes, which he learned of at age 15, however he has not let the condition effect his aspirations.[7] Cummings is a Lumbee Indian, one of the few Native Americans in the NFL.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aultman, Hoss (May 2, 2008), "Jets sign 10 undrafted free agents", Green and White Report, MSN, archived from the original on October 22, 2010, retrieved October 22, 2010 
  2. ^ "Former Wingate Standout Kenwin Cummings Signed To New York Jets Roster", The SAC, 2009, archived from the original on October 22, 2010, retrieved October 22, 2010 
  3. ^ a b Jets Public Relations Department (October 22, 2010), "Jets Waive LB Kenwin Cummings", New York Jets, archived from the original on October 22, 2010, retrieved October 22, 2010 
  4. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (October 22, 2010), "Jets waive linebacker Kenwin Cummings", The Star-Ledger, archived from the original on October 22, 2010, retrieved October 22, 2010 
  5. ^ Cimini, Rich (October 26, 2010), "Jets make roster moves", ESPN, archived from the original on October 26, 2010, retrieved October 26, 2010 
  6. ^ Archer, Todd (December 8, 2010), "Cowboys sign LB off Jets practice squad", ESPN, archived from the original on December 8, 2010, retrieved December 8, 2010 
  7. ^ a b Vrentas, Jenny (September 5, 2010), "Type 1 diabetes not slowing Jets backup inside linebacker Kenwin Cummings", The Star-Ledger, archived from the original on October 22, 2010, retrieved October 22, 2010 

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