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The National Football League (NFL) linebacker Devon Kennard was born on June 24, 1991, and he presently plays for the Arizona Cardinals. He is a humanitarian, businessman, and investor as well.

His selection came in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. In 2018, Kennard made a commitment to the Detroit Lions. He was the team captain in 2018 and 2019.
He ran for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2019.

Devon Kennard

While playing collegiate football at USC, he obtained both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in communication management. In the fifth round (174th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, the New York Giants made Kennard their selection.

Kennard, one of three players from USC, was selected as the 24th linebacker overall in 2014.

On March 15, 2018, the Detroit Lions agreed to a three-year, $17.25 million deal with Kennard, which included an $8.50 million guarantee and a $5.25 million signing bonus.

In training camp, Kennard was expected to start at outside linebacker. Along with Christian Jones and starting middle linebacker Jarrad Davis, head coach Matt Patricia started Kennard as the outside linebacker for the first game of the regular season.

Kennard and the Arizona Cardinals agreed to a three-year contract on March 21, 2020. In Week 2’s 30-15 victory over the Washington Football Team, Kennard recorded his first season-high sack.

How Good Is Devon Kennard?

Although Devon Kennard was very good at setting the edge, he only produced 22 quarterback pressures and 3 sacks in 219 pass rushes.

In contrast, Haason Reddick produced 56 quarterback pressures in 412 pass rushes and 12.5 sacks. Furthermore, Dennis Gardeck produced 7 sacks and 18 quarterback pressures in just 79 pass rushes.