Lance Kendricks

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Lance Kendricks
No. 88 St. Louis Rams
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-01-30) January 30, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: Milwaukee (WI) Rufus King
College: Wisconsin
NFL draft: 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2015
Receptions: 135
Receiving yards: 1,457
Receiving TDs: 14
Stats at

Lance Kendricks (born January 30, 1988) is an American football tight end for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL). Kendricks played college football for the University of Wisconsin, and was recognized as a consensus All-American. The Rams selected him in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Kendricks was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended Rufus King International Baccalaureate High School in Milwaukee, where he played for the Rufus King Generals football and basketball teams. In football, he was a two-time all-city selection, the Generals' most valuable player as a junior and senior, and the team captain as a senior. He caught 42 passes for 640 yards as a senior, and totaled 102 receptions for 1,905 yards during his high school career.

Also an standout athlete, he was a member of the Generals track & field team, where he was one of the state's top performers in the jumping events. He was a four-time AAU triple jump champion. At the WIAA Division 1 State Championships, he finished 3rd in the triple jump as a sophomore and second as a junior. He was also a member of the 4 × 100m (43.92 seconds) and 4 × 200m (3:30.08 minutes).

He also competed for the Badgers track team in 2007. At the Big Ten Indoor Championships, he placed 12th in the triple jump with a leap of 14.61 meters.[1] He also participated in the long jump event while at Wisconsin, recording a personal-best leap of 6.63 meters at the Big Ten Conference, where he took 17th.[2] He got a PR of 14.75 meters in the triple jump.[3]

College career[edit]

Kendricks attended the University of Wisconsin, where he played for the Wisconsin Badgers football team from 2007 to 2010. As a senior in 2010, he was a finalist for the John Mackey Award, received first-team All-Big Ten honors, and was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American.[4] Prior to the 2011 NFL Draft, Kendricks was considered one of the top tight end prospects in the country.[5]

College Stats[edit]

Year Team Receptions Yards Average TDs
2007 Wisconsin 0 0 0.0 0
2008 Wisconsin 6 141 23.5 0
2009 Wisconsin 29 356 12.3 3
2010 Wisconsin 43 663 15.4 5
College Totals 78 1,160 14.9 8

Professional career[edit]

2011 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 Wonderlic
6 ft 2⅞ in 243 lb 32 in 9⅝ in 4.57 s 1.56 s 2.64 s 4.15 s 6.94 s 38½ in 10 ft 2 in 25 reps x
All values from NFL Combine except 10, 20 40-yard dash and VJ which were from Pro Day[6] [7]

Kendricks was selected 47th overall in the 2011 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. On July 28, 2011, Kendricks signed a four-year $4.23 million contract with the Rams that included a $1.57 million signing bonus.[8]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

In 2011, Kendricks played in 15 games and had 352 receiving yards. In 2012, he played in 16 games and had 519 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns.[9] In 2013 Kendricks numbers dropped due to the signing of Jared Cook. He finished the season with 32 receptions for 258 yards and 4 touchdowns.

On May 11, 2015, Kendricks re-signed with the Rams on a four-year contract worth roughly $18.5 million.[10]


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