Players

Kenneth Boatright
DE #52
Height:
6-3
Weight:
254
Age:
24
College:
Southern Illinois
Hometown:
Bolingbrook, Ill.
Experience:
2

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Biography

2012 (Senior): Preseason: Named to the CFPA defensive line award watch list...Preseason All-Conference selection by MVFC coaches, media and SIDs...Preseason first-team All-Conference selection by Phil Steele Magazine...Regular Season: American Football Coaches Association All-America selection...Third-team All-America selection by the Associated Press...First-team All-MVFC...Third in the conference with 13.5 TFLs...Was 26th nationally in TFLs per game (1.23)...Tied for 65th nationally in sacks per game (.5)...Seventh in the conference with 5.5 sacks...Blocked a punt and recovered it for a touchdown against Northern Iowa...Started all 11 games at defensive end...Led the team with 10 quarterback hurries...Third on the team with 62 tackles...Earned an honorable mention Defensive Lineman of the Week nod from the College Football Performance Awards after racking up six tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks at Indiana State...Recorded a career-high eight tackles vs. Southeast Missouri State...Recorded a tackle for loss in nine games...Helped lead defense that finished 10th nationally in rushing defense (111.27 yards/game)...Team captain.
2012 (Senior): Preseason: Named to the CFPA defensive line award watch list...Preseason All-Conference selection by MVFC coaches, media and SIDs...Preseason first-team All-Conference selection by Phil Steele Magazine...Regular Season: American Football Coaches Association All-America selection...Third-team All-America selection by the Associated Press...First-team All-MVFC...Third in the conference with 13.5 TFLs...Was 26th nationally in TFLs per game (1.23)...Tied for 65th nationally in sacks per game (.5)...Seventh in the conference with 5.5 sacks...Blocked a punt and recovered it for a touchdown against Northern Iowa...Started all 11 games at defensive end...Led the team with 10 quarterback hurries...Third on the team with 62 tackles...Earned an honorable mention Defensive Lineman of the Week nod from the College Football Performance Awards after racking up six tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks at Indiana State...Recorded a career-high eight tackles vs. Southeast Missouri State...Recorded a tackle for loss in nine games...Helped lead defense that finished 10th nationally in rushing defense (111.27 yards/game)...Team captain.

2011 (Junior): Honorable mention All-Conference selection...Earned a spot on the MVFC All-Newcomer team...Named team defensive MVP and defensive lineman MVP by teammates...Led the team with 6.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss...Ranked fourth in the conference in tackles for loss...Recorded at least 1.0 tackle for loss in eight of the last nine games of the season, including 7.5 tackles for loss in the last three games...Posted four seven-tackle games...Started all 11 games...Finished tied for eighth in the conference in sacks and tied for fourth in both tackles for loss and fumbles recovered (2).

2010: Redshirted...Named SIU's Defensive Scout Player of the Week for the Youngstown State game.

Prior to SIU: Played two seasons for NAIA Midland University, leading team to a 6-5 record as a freshman and sophomore...Had 82 tackles and two sacks as a sophomore where he also blocked a punt, had 11 pass breakups and two interceptions...Was second on the team in tackles and garnered honorable mention All-Conference accolades as a free safety as a sophomore...Had 39 tackles and one sack as a freshman.

High School: Led high school team to a 9-3 record, conference championship and the second round of the playoffs as a senior...Also played volleyball and competed in track in high school.

Personal: Born in Joliet, Ill., on March 6, 1990...Son of Mitzi and William Boatright...One of 12 children in his family...His younger brother, David, is a cornerback for the Salukis...Majoring in sports administration.