Ryan Kendall - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 20


  • height 5-10
  • Weight 196
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Charlotte, N.C.
  • High school Cuthbertson
2016 – Sophomore
  • Continued practicing with the team
2015 – R-Freshman
  • Practiced with the team
2014 – Freshman
  • Redshirt season
High School
  • Four-year starter at wide receiver, quarterback and kicker for Coach David Johnson
  • Set the Cavaliers’ career record with over 1,000 yards in passing, receiving and rushing
  • Also set the school’s single-season record (8) and career field goals made (19) record
  • Union County Player of the Year and first-team all-county as a junior and senior
  • 2013 Bronko Nagurski Athlete of the Year finalist
  • Also a standout player and four-year letter winner in lacrosse
  • Four-time all-conference selection in lacrosse
  • Ranks as one of the top-10 LAX scorers in the state of North Carolina
  • Set the school record for goals scored in a game, season and career 
  • Originally committed to play lacrosse at Mercer University
  • Honor-roll student
  • Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Beta Club
  • Born in Florence, S.C. 
  • Son of Brian and Kim Kendall
  • Major is pre-management
Community Cats
  • Stayed after practice to spend time with the Special Olympics (2015)
Ryan Says
  • His nickname is “R.K.”
  • He chose Kentucky because he wanted the opportunity to play in the greatest conference and attend a great university
  • He chose No. 20 because it’s double his high school number
  • One word to describe him on the field is “savvy”
  • His life’s theme song is “Scholarships” by Drake & Future
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