|No. 9 Free agent|
|Date of birth:||July 22, 1981|
|Place of birth:||St. Paul, Minnesota|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school:||Parkland (FL) Marjory Stoneman Douglas|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Career CFL statistics as of 2006|
|Career Arena football statistics|
|Comp. / Att.:||286 - 465|
|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 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.
New York Jets
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.
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.
Tennessee Valley / Alabama Vipers
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.