Kengera Daniel - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 20


  • position Defensive End
  • height 6-5
  • Weight 235
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Raleigh, N.C.
  • High school Millbrook
2018 – Senior
  • Played in three games and finished with four tackles
  • Recorded a career-high three tackles vs. Murray State
2017 – Junior
  • Played in 12 games
  • Totaled six tackles
  • Got his first career sack vs. E. Michigan for a loss of 10 yards
  • Had a career-best two tackles in the opener at Southern Miss
2016 – Sophomore
  • Played in 11 games 
  • Made a crucial tackle in the win over Vanderbilt, stopping Ralph Webb on 4th-and-1 at the UK 37
2015 – Freshman
  • Played in three games, finishing with one tackle vs. Charlotte
  • Graduated a semester early and enrolled at Kentucky in January of 2015
High School
  • Defensive end prospect only began playing football in high school
  • Battled injuries in high school that limited his stats but still posted 65 tackles and 19 sacks in 2014
  • Had 13 sacks and one interception in limited time in 2013
  • A three-star recruit by all four major recruiting databases
  • Scout ranked him the fourth-best defensive end prospect in the state of North Carolina, while Rivals, and ESPN all ranked him a top-25 player in the state of North Carolina
  • Versatile athlete played defensive end, linebacker, tight end and fullback in high school
  • Two-year letterman who helped his team break the school’s single-season sack record in 2014
  • Guided Millbrook to finish second in the conference and advance to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs
  • Best career game came against Heritage High School when he had 12 solo tackles, including five tackles for loss and two sacks
  • Coached by Clarence Inscore
  • All-around athlete also lettered two years in basketball at center/power forward
  • Honor-roll student
  • Was very active outside of athletics, working with an outreach club in high school that spent time over at a local middle school tutoring
  • Chose Kentucky over Louisville, NC State, Virginia and Alabama
  • Name is pronounced “ken-JAIR-ah” (jair like hair with a “j” sound)
  • Son of Gerald and Kenyatta Daniel
  • Name is combination of his mom and dad’s name
  • Major is health promotions with a minor in communications
Community Cats
  • Stayed after practice to spend time with the Special Olympics (2015)
Kengera Says
  • His nickname is “K.G.”
  • He chose Kentucky because he saw the opportunity to reach his goals on and off the field
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be a coach or exercise scientist
  • His favorite thing about football is the feeling that comes with making a big play
  • Most people don’t know he was in the chorus in high school
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