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Kinnard Named Preseason All-American by Phil Steele

by Susan Lax

Senior offensive tackle Darian Kinnard has been named a second-team All-American by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview, the magazine announced this week.  
 
The 6-foot-5, 338-pound offensive lineman from Knoxville, Tennessee, was graded by Pro Football Focus as college football’s top run-blocking tackle for 2021. The senior has played in 33 career games with 26 consecutive starts and in 2020, he graded at 88 percent in 10 regular season games with 40 knockdown blocks and 138 blocks at the point of attack. He also was a candidate for the Outland Trophy, give to college football’s best interior lineman.
 
Last week, Kinnard earned preseason first-team All-America honors from Athlon Sports.
 
Seven home games at Kroger Field highlight Kentucky’s 2021 football schedule. The Wildcats kick off the season on Sept. 4 against the ULM Warhawks, the first of three consecutive home games. Missouri arrives in Lexington on Sept. 11 for the first conference game of the year before Chattanooga wraps up the homestand on Sept. 18.
 
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