Kenny Britt life and biography

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Kenny Britt biography

Date of birth : 1988-09-19
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Bayonne, N.J.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-11
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the Titans, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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PRO:
Kenny Britt produced one of the best seasons by a rookie wide receiver in franchise history in 2009 by totaling 42 receptions for 701 yards and three touchdowns. The former first-round draft choice provides an explosive element to the team’s passing game with his combination of size, speed and catching ability. He is considered one of the team’s building blocks at the offensive “skill” positions, alongside fifth-year quarterback Vince Young and third-year running back Chris Johnson.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

• Britt was one of two Titans rookies in 2009 to play in all 16 games, recording six starts.
• His rookie receiving yardage total (701 yards) ranked fifth in franchise rookie history and was the highest by a Titans rookie receiver since Chris Sanders’ 823 yards in 1995.
• Among the 2009 NFL rookie class, Britt was seventh in the NFL and third in the AFC in receptions (42), and he was fifth in the NFL and second in the AFC in receiving yards (701).
• Ranked eighth in the NFL in 2009 with a 16.7 yards-per-reception average.
• Provided one of the most dramatic endings to an NFL game in 2009 with a 10-yard, game-winning touchdown reception on fourth down as time expired against the Arizona Cardinals (11/29/09).
• In pre-draft workouts in 2009, Britt was timed in the 40-yard dash at 4.5 seconds and desplayed a 37-inch vertical jump.

TITANS TIDBITS:
• Britt had an important advocate in the time leading up to the 2009 NFL Draft. He spent extensive time training with former Denver Broncos wide receiver Rod Smith, who often has credited Titans offensive coordinator and former Broncos coach Mike Heimerdinger for much of his success. When Smith, who totaled more than 11,000 receiving yards during his career, spoke glowingly of Britt to Heimerdinger, the Titans were prepared to use their first pick on him.
• When the Titans used the 30th overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft on him, Britt became the first Rutgers player ever to be drafted in the first round.
• Even entering his second NFL season, Britt is one of the youngest players on the team’s roster. He was born on Sept. 19, 1988.
• The son of Jack Britt and Michelle Johnson, Kenny also was influenced heavily throughout his youth by his uncle, Rev. Alex C. Britt. Kenny was heavily involved in his uncle’s Newark congregation, the Church of the Living Water, and even moved in with the reverend and his wife, Donalda, prior to his junior year at Rutgers.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
• The Bayonne (bay-OWN), N.J., native was selected by the Titans in the first round (30th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:

• In a three-year career at Rutgers University (34 games, 31 starts), set a Big East Conference record with 3,043 receiving yards. He additionally became Rutgers’ all-time leader in career touchdown receptions (17, tied with Chris Brantley), consecutive 100-yard receiving game (five in 2008), career 100-yard receiving games (14), single-season receiving yards (1,371 in 2008) and single-season receptions (87 in 2008). His 178 career receptions ranked third in Rutgers history and fourth in Big East history. Britt’s 14 career 100-yard games set a school record and tied former Pitt wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald’s conference record.
• Concluded his career with a 31-game streak with at least two receptions.
• An integral player in transforming the Scarlet Knights into a national power, the team won 27 total games, including three consecutive bowl victories, during Britt’s three years there.
• As a junior (2008), named Associated Press third-team All-American, All-Big East first-team selection and unanimous All-Conference media selection. Ranked second in nation in receiving yards per game (114.2) and eighth in nation in receptions per contest (7.4). Led Big East and tied Rutgers records with 87 total receptions and 1,371 receiving yards. Recorded eight 100-yard games, including school-record five consecutive 100-yard efforts.
• As a sophomore (2007), was second-team All-Big East selection after finishing second on team with 62 receptions for then-school-record (broke in 2008) 1,232 yards, an average of 19.9 yards per catch. Scored eight touchdowns.
• As a freshman (2006), played nine games, including starts in six of final seven contests, and totaled 29 receptions for 440 yards and two touchdowns. Totaled nine plays of 20 yards or longer.
• Majored in criminal justice.

PERSONAL:
• Splits time between Nashville and Bayonne, N.J., with his son, Aiden (1).
• At Bayonne (N.J.) High School, earned first-team All-Hudson County honors from Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic Association, The Star-Ledger and Jersey Journal. Named fifth-best overall talent in New Jersey by Rivals.com after producing 24 receptions for 462 yards and six touchdowns.
• Also participated in track and finished second in state in 50m-dash as senior.
• List of favorites: (movie) “The Bourne Ultimatum”; (TV shows) “Family Guy,” “Bernie Mac” and “The Simpsons”; (music artist) Lloyd Banks; (school subjects) math and black history; and (food) his father’s lasagna.
• Born Kenneth Lawrence Britt on Sept. 19, 1988 in Bayonne, N.J.

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