8   Alex Kenney
Alex Kenney

Graduate Student

State College, Pa.

High School:
State College Area HS

Last College:
Penn State

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190



Program Record Seven Minutemen Earn MAC All-Academic Honors

The total marks a program record as a member of the Mid-American Conference.


UMass Football Drops Season Finale To Buffalo, 41-21

Bulls ground game too much for Minutemen to overcome on Senior Day.


UMass Football Postgame Notes vs. Buffalo


VIDEO: For Kenney & Whipple, Saturday Will Be More Than Just A Game

The two current Minutemen will face their former teammates when UMass takes on Penn State.


UMass Football 2014 Season Preview

A look at the squad ahead of the season-opener versus Boston College on Saturday



FB VS. BUFFALO Photos by Thom Kendall '93



FB vs. COLORADO Photos by Thom Kendall '93


FB vs. BC

FB vs. BC Photos by Thom Kendall '93



FB PRACTICE-DAY 1 Photos by Thom Kendall '93

As A Graduate Student In 2014: Game-By-Game Statistics
MAC All-Academic Team ... Started five times in his 12 appearances as a member of the wide receiver corps and special teams unit ... Caught nine passes for 190 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown ... Averaged 21.1 yards per reception and also rushed twice for 22 yards ... Fielded five kickoffs and returned them for 111 yards (22.2 ypr) ... Made his first catch with the Minutemen, a 14-yard grab, against Colorado (9/6) ... Rushed twice for 22 yards and started at wide receiver in his return to Penn State (9/20) ... Hauled in two receptions for a career-high 83 yards with one score against Bowling Green (9/27) ... His 80-yard touchdown grab against the Falcons is the longest play of the year for the Minutemen and the first passing play of 80 or more yards since current quarterbacks coach Liam Coen connected with Matt Silver for 80 yards against Bryant on Oct. 25, 2008, a span of 65 games between occurrences ... Led the Minutemen with 71 yards on a career-high-tying four receptions during the win at Kent State (10/11) ... Finished his playing days with a 16-yard catch and two kick returns covering 45 yards against Buffalo (11/28).

Before UMass: Was a four-year member of the Penn State football team from 2010-13 after graduating from State College Area High School in State College, Pa. ... Made 20 appearances for the Nittany Lions in a variety of roles, including wide receiver, defensive back, kick return and special teams ... Played in seven games with three catches for 25 yards in 2013 as a redshirt junior ... Appeared in 11 games and earned his first career start against Ohio State as a redshirt sophomore in 2012 ... Was sixth on the team with 17 receptions for 172 yards and averaged 17.8 yards on four kickoff returns during 2012 ... Spent the majority of the season at cornerback, but returned to wide receiver during preparations for the TicketCity Bowl with Houston as a redshirt freshman in 2011 ... Was also a sprinter on the Penn State indoor track and field team ... Redshirted his true-freshman year in 2010 ... Was a nine-time all-state football and track honoree at State College Area High School ... Played for Coach Al Wolski and was selected PA Football News Class AAAA all-state his final three years ... Was a four-star recruit by, and and was selected the Old Spice Red Zone Pennsylvania Player of the Year and a SuperPrep All-American ... As a senior, ran for 1,175 yards, had 475 receiving yards and totaled 29 touchdowns, while also making 12 interceptions (returning three for scores) ... A 2010 Big 33 Classic selection who scored 56 career touchdowns ... The 2008 U.S. Army All-American nominee gained more than 1,400 all-purpose yards, averaging 13 yards per carry, and scored 13 touchdowns as a junior ... Compiled more than 1,000 all-purpose yards and scored 11 times as a sophomore ... Was a 14-time Pennsylvania state track medalist, finishing second in the 100 meters (10.63 seconds) and third in the 200 (21.42) at the 2010 State Championships.

Personal: Full name is Alex James Kenney ... Son of Larry and Patti Kenney ... Has two siblings, Matthew and Lauren ... Matthew was a three-year football letterman at Cornell and Lauren played high school soccer and was the 2011 state gold medalist in the javelin ... Lauren won the javelin title at the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships and qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year while competing for Penn State ... Lauren also placed fifth in the javelin at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships after taking fourth place in 2012.

Career Highs
Rushing Attempts: 2, at Penn State (9/20/14)
Rushing Yards: 22, at Penn State (9/20/14)
Longest Rush: 18, at Penn State (9/20/14)
Receptions: 5, at Kent State (10/11/14)
Receiving Yards: 83, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14) (two receptions)
Touchdown Receptions: 1, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14)
Longest Reception: 80, vs. Bowling Green (9/27/14) (from QB Blake Frohnapfel)
Kickoff Returns: 3, vs. Northwestern (10/6/12)*
Kickoff Return Yards: 51, vs. Northwestern (10/6/12)*
Longest Kick Return: 25, vs. Boston College (8/30/14)
*Member of the Penn State football team

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