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Dan Kendra

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bethlehem, PA

High School:
Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 255

Position:
Fullback, 6-2, 255


At Florida State: Enters his senior season as the second-team fullback behind William McCray...sat out the entire 1998 season after tearing the ACL in his right knee during the spring game and undergoing reconstructive surgery...converted to fullback last fall after spending his first three years as a quarterback...did not participate in spring drills this April after having some loose cartilage removed from his repaired knee...was the first team quarterback in a battle with Chris Weinke and Marcus Outzen before going down with the knee injury in the 1998 Garnet and Gold Game...phenomenal athlete who possesses great size and speed for the position...owns the FSU record with a leg press of over 1300 pounds... started one game his freshman year at quarterback, leading the Seminoles to a 44-7 victory over Wake Forest.

Junior Year (1998): Spent the entire season rehabilitating from reconstructive knee surgery... tore the ACL in his right knee in the second half of the 1998 Garnet and Gold game when sacked by Bradley Jennings.

Sophomore Year (1997): Played in seven games behind ACC Offensive Player of the Year Thad Busby at quarterback...gained valuable experience with the Seminole offense... completed 20-of-37 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns over sophomore season...Florida State's fourth leading rusher on the season with 73 yards on 18 carries...had his best game in a relief role against Maryland where he completed 6-of-8 passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns...connected on 7-of-15 passes for for 82 yards against Wake Forest...completed three of his four passes against Georgia Tech for 90 yards and a touchdown...did not play against Clemson, NC State, North Carolina or Florida...gained 36 yards rushing on three carries in the win over Miami.

Freshman Year (1996): Perhaps the best known backup quarterback in the nation as a freshman... led the Seminoles to a 44-7 win over Wake Forest in his only start of the season...stepped in for Thad Busby, who sat out the Wake game with a fractured left wrist suffered the previous week against Georgia Tech...com-pleted 20-of-39 passes for 241 yards and three touchdowns against the Demon Deacons...played in eight games...threw a pair of touchdown passes against both NC State and Southern Mississippi...attempted 15 or more passes in three games...netted 55 rushing yards on the season...ran for a pair of touchdowns on the year.

1995: Redshirted.

High School: The nation's consensus No. 1 quarterback... USA Today's Offensive Player of the Year...Tom Lemming and Max Emfinger's No. 1 quarterback...named to Blue Chip Illustrated's Dream Team during preseason ...completed 100-of-173 passes for 1,988 yards and 21 touchdowns his senior year...mobile quarterback who rushed for 718 yards on 123 carries...also ranked as the country's top quarterback by the National Recruiting Advisor...career totals at Bethlehem Catholic include 307-of-624 passing for 6,087 yards, 60 TDs and 32 INTs...rushed 392 times for 1,939 yards and 31 TDS during career...named ESPN, Parade, USA Today and SuperPrep's Player of the Year...high school coach Bob Stem called him the best high school player he's seen in 33 years.

Personal: Girlfriend was selected to play for a professional volleyball team this year after playing at Penn State in college...hails from same region in Pennsylvania as NFL QBs Dan Marino, Joe Montana, Jim Kelly and former Notre Dame quarterback Ron Powlus...father played for Bobby Bowden at West Virginia...has a black belt in taekwon-do…born March 15, 1976...sports management major.

Kendra'S CAREER STATS

YEAR CARRIES YARDS AVG TD LONG
1996 36 55 1.5 2 16
1997 18 73 4.1 1 48
1998 DNP
Career 54 128 2.4 3 48

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