Lance Kendricks

Lance Ronnie Kendricks (born January 30, 1988) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Wisconsin, where he was recognized as a consensus All-American. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Lance Kendricks
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Kendricks with the Green Bay Packers in 2017
Free agent
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born:January 30, 1988 (age 31)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Rufus King
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
College:Wisconsin
NFL Draft:2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Receptions:241
Receiving yards:2,505
Receiving touchdowns:19
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

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 (MVP) 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. He was also a member of the Generals track and 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 Championship, he finished third in the triple jump as a sophomore and second as a junior.

College career

Kendricks attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he played on 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.[1]

Kendricks also competed for the Badgers track team in 2007. At the Big Ten Indoor Championships, he placed 12th in the triple jump.[2] He also participated in the long jump event at the Big Ten Conference, where he took 21st.[3]

College statistics

Wisconsin Badgers
Year Games Receiving Rushing
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD
2007 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2008 8 0 6 141 23.5 36 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2009 13 9 29 356 12.3 37 3 7 102 14.6 54 0
2010 13 11 43 663 15.4 34 5 2 −10 −5.0 0 0
Total 35 20 78 1,160 14.9 37 8 9 92 10.2 54 0
Source: UWBadgers.com

Professional career

External video
Kendricks' NFL Combine workout
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 2 78 in
(1.90 m)
243 lb
(110 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
4.75 s 1.69 s 2.77 s 4.15 s 6.94 s 34 12 in
(0.88 m)
10 ft 2 in
(3.10 m)
25 reps 21[4]
All values are from NFL Combine[5][6]

St. Louis / Los Angeles Rams

The St. Louis Rams selected Kendricks in the second round (47th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.[7][8]

External video
Kendricks gets drafted by St. Louis
Lance Kendricks's NFL Draft Vignette
Lance Kendricks
Kendricks with the Rams in 2016

On June 29, 2011, he signed a contract with the Rams.[9] He made his NFL debut on September 11, 2011, catching one pass for 18 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles.[10] On October 4, 2012, he recorded his first career touchdown on a 7-yard pass from Sam Bradford against the Arizona Cardinals.[11] On March 11, 2015, the Rams signed Kendricks to a four-year, $18.5 million contract extension that included $10 million guaranteed.[12][13] However, he was released by the Rams on March 10, 2017.[14]

Green Bay Packers

Lance Kendricks, Mason Foster (43963111755)
Kendricks in a game against Mason Foster and the Washington Redskins

On March 11, 2017, the Green Bay Packers signed Kendricks to a two-year, $4 million contract that included a $1.2 million signing bonus.[15][16] On September 10, 2017, in his Packers debut, he had 2 receptions for 18 yards against the Seattle Seahawks.[17] On September 24, 2017, Kendricks caught his first touchdown with the Packers on a 1 yard pass from quarterback Aaron Rodgers in a 27–24 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. On October 7, 2018, he caught his first touchdown of the 2018 season from Rodgers in a 31–23 loss to the Detroit Lions.

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Receiving Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2011 STL 15 10 28 352 12.6 45 0 1 1
2012 STL 16 14 42 519 12.4 80 4 1 0
2013 STL 15 13 32 258 8.1 21 4 0 0
2014 STL 16 14 27 259 9.6 23 5 0 0
2015 STL 15 12 25 245 9.8 37 2 0 0
2016 LA 16 16 50 499 10.0 44 2 1 1
2017 GB 16 9 18 203 11.3 51 1 0 0
2018 GB 16 3 19 170 10.6 22 1 0 0
Total 125 91 241 2,505 10.4 80 19 3 2
Source: NFL.com

References

  1. ^ "Wisconsin Badgers: Lance Kendricks". UWBadgers.com. Archived from the original on April 11, 2018. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "Big Ten Indoor Championships – Mens Results". WI.MileSplit.com. February 25, 2007. Archived from the original on September 12, 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  3. ^ "Big Ten Conference – Complete Results". PA.MileSplit.com. May 13, 2007. Archived from the original on September 12, 2017. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  4. ^ McGinn, Bob (April 16, 2011). "State NFL draft prospects". JSOnline.com. Archived from the original on April 20, 2018. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles – Lance Kendricks". NFL.com. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  6. ^ "Lance Kendricks – Wisconsin, TE : 2011 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". DraftScout.com. Archived from the original on April 9, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  7. ^ "2011 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  8. ^ "Lance Kendricks Draft Profile". NFL.com. Archived from the original on April 10, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  9. ^ Wagoner, Nick (June 29, 2011). "Rams Sign Seven Drafted Rookies". TheRams.com. Archived from the original on April 10, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  10. ^ "Eagles vs. Rams – Box Score – September 11, 2011". ESPN.com. September 11, 2011. Archived from the original on April 10, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  11. ^ "Cardinals vs. Rams – Box Score – October 4, 2012". ESPN.com. October 4, 2012. Archived from the original on April 11, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  12. ^ Simmons, Myles (March 11, 2015). "Rams Re-Sign Lance Kendricks". TheRams.com. Archived from the original on April 10, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  13. ^ Wagoner, Nick (March 16, 2015). "Breaking down TE Lance Kendricks' contract". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on April 15, 2018. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  14. ^ Kalbrosky, Bryan (March 10, 2017). "The Rams traded William Hayes, cut Lance Kendricks and Eugene Sims". TheRamsWire.USAToday.com. Archived from the original on April 10, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  15. ^ "Packers sign TE Lance Kendricks". Packers.com. March 11, 2017. Archived from the original on April 10, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  16. ^ Demovsky, Rob (March 14, 2017). "Packers make (cash and cap) commitment to tight end position". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on April 15, 2018. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  17. ^ "Seahawks vs. Packers – Box Score – September 10, 2017". ESPN.com. September 10, 2017. Archived from the original on April 11, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.

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2008 Wisconsin Badgers football team

The 2008 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin–Madison during the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Badgers were coached by Bret Bielema and played their home games at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin.

2009 Wisconsin Badgers football team

The 2009 Wisconsin Badgers football team competed on behalf of the University of Wisconsin–Madison during the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Badgers were coached by Bret Bielema and played their home games at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin. The Badgers finished the season 10–3, 5–3 in Big Ten play and beat Miami (FL) 20–14 in the Champs Sports Bowl.

2010 All-Big Ten Conference football team

The 2010 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players chosen as All-Big Ten Conference players for the 2010 Big Ten Conference football season. The conference recognizes two official All-Big Ten selectors: (1) the Big Ten conference coaches selected separate offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Coaches" team); and (2) a panel of sports writers and broadcasters covering the Big Ten also selected offensive and defensive units and named first- and second-team players (the "Media" team).

2010 Big Ten Conference football season

The 2010 Big Ten Conference football season was the 115th season for the Big Ten. The conference started its season on Thursday, September 2, as conference member Minnesota traveled to Murfreesboro, Tennessee to face Middle Tennessee, and Ohio State hosted the Thundering Herd of Marshall. The conference’s other 9 teams began their respective 2010 season of NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) competition on Saturday, September 4. It was also the final season for the conference before the Nebraska Cornhuskers joined the conference from the Big 12 the following season.

2010 Wisconsin Badgers football team

The 2010 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Badgers, led by fifth-year head coach Bret Bielema, were members of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Camp Randall Stadium. They finished the season 11–2, 7–1 in the Big Ten to be crowned Big Ten co-champions along with Michigan State. Due to being ranked the highest of the three schools in the BCS rankings at the end of the season, the Badgers earned the conference's automatic bid to the Rose Bowl, where they were defeated 21–19 by TCU.

2011 St. Louis Rams season

The 2011 St. Louis Rams season was the team's 74th season in the National Football League, the 17th overall in St. Louis and the third under head coach Steve Spagnuolo. The Rams failed to improve on their 7–9 record from 2010, and one day after the season finale, head coach Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney were fired from the team. The team secured the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

The Rams' offense was among the worst in the league in 2011. They scored only 193 points (12.1 points per game), last in the league, and 11th-fewest all-time for a 16-game season. Their −214 point differential was last in the league.Football Outsiders ranked St. Louis the worst team in the league, per play, in 2011. The 2012 Football Outsiders Almanac, however, noted that the Rams went from the league's easiest schedule in 2010 to the league's hardest schedule in 2011.With their 2-14 record, the Rams capped a stretch from 2007 to 2011 in which they went 15-65, which was at the time the worst 5-year span in NFL history. This mark has since been matched by the Cleveland Browns of 2013 to 2017.

2016 Los Angeles Rams season

The 2016 Los Angeles Rams season was the franchise's 79th season in the National Football League and the fifth and final under head coach Jeff Fisher. It was the franchise's 50th season in the Greater Los Angeles Area and the first since 1994. The team returned to Los Angeles after 21 seasons in St. Louis. The Rams decided from 2016-2019 to return to wearing white uniforms at home in LA as a nod to Fearsome Foursome era. In Week 15 against their NFC West Rival the Seattle Seahawks, the Rams used white horns on their helmet just for the one game only, a move which would be repeated for the entire following season.

The 2016 season saw the Rams attempting to improve upon their 7–9 record from 2015. After a surprising 3–1 start, the Rams would massively struggle in the second half, going 1–11 in their final 12 games, en route to a 4–12 record. The Rams also went 1–6 at home in 2016, their worst home record since going 0–8 at home in their 1–15 2009 season. The Rams also missed the playoffs for the 12th straight season, the third longest current streak in the NFL. Only the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns had longer postseason droughts. The franchise also clinched its 13th straight losing season, which as of 2017 was the longest current streak in the NFL. The Rams were also the only team to lose to the San Francisco 49ers in 2016, as both wins for the 49ers were against the Rams.

On December 12, 2016, Fisher was fired after a 42-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons that dropped the Rams to 4-9 and clinched their 10th straight losing season. John Fassel was named interim head coach and went winless over the final three games.

2017 Green Bay Packers season

The 2017 Green Bay Packers season was their 99th season overall, 97th season in the National Football League, and the 12th under head coach Mike McCarthy. After reaching the NFC Championship Game in the previous season, the Packers failed to improve a 10–6 record from 2016 and were eliminated from postseason contention after Week 15, making this the first time since 2008 that they failed to make the playoffs. After a 4-1 start, the Packers lost starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a collarbone injury during the week 6 game against the Minnesota Vikings, and went on to lose 8 of the 11 remaining games. A loss to the Lions in week 17 secured the Packers’ first losing season since 2008.

The Packers' opponents in this season were almost identical to that of their 2005 season in which the team finished 4-12; this season the Packers faced the Seattle Seahawks, and teams from the NFC South & AFC North. The lone difference between these two seasons was that the team faced the Dallas Cowboys, replacing the Philadelphia Eagles, as the Cowboys won the NFC East in 2016.

2018 Green Bay Packers season

The 2018 season was the Green Bay Packers' 98th season in the National Football League, their 100th overall and their 13th and final season under head coach Mike McCarthy. After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and losing quarterback Aaron Rodgers to injury, the Packers were aiming to improve their 7–9 record from last season but finished with a 6–9–1 record.

For the first time since 2007, Jordy Nelson did not play for the Packers as he signed with the Oakland Raiders via free agency during the offseason.

On January 7, 2018, Brian Gutekunst was named the new general manager, after Ted Thompson took over as the senior advisor to football operations.On December 2, 2018, after a 4–7–1 start, Mike McCarthy was fired hours after the Packer's Week 13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals and Joe Philbin was named as the interim head coach. After a loss to the Chicago Bears in week 15, the Packers were eliminated from the postseason. This was the first time the Packers missed the postseason back to back years since 2005 to 2006, which were also the first two seasons of the Aaron Rodgers era and the beginning of the Rodgers/McCarthy era. This was also the first time the Packers suffered from back to back losing seasons since 1990 to 1991.

2019 Green Bay Packers season

The 2019 season will be the Green Bay Packers' upcoming 99th season in the National Football League, their 101st overall and their first under new head coach Matt LaFleur. After suffering back-to-back losing seasons in for the first time since 1990–91 and missing the playoffs back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2005–06, the Packers will look to improve on their 6–9–1 record from last year, and attempt to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.

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