Kenneth Lawrence Britt (born September 19, 1988) is an American football wide receiver who is a free agent. He played college football at Rutgers and was drafted by the Tennessee Titans with the 30th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. He has also played for the St. Louis / Los Angeles Rams, Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots.
Britt with the Browns in 2017
|Born:||September 19, 1988|
Bayonne, New Jersey
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||223 lb (101 kg)|
|High school:||Bayonne (NJ)|
|NFL Draft:||2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2017|
Ranked a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, Britt spurned numerous suitors to stay home at his home-state university, Rutgers University. Prior to National Signing Day, there were strong rumors that he would commit to Illinois but he chose to attend Rutgers instead.
Britt was pressed into the starting lineup as a true freshman in 2006. That season, he had a major role in one of the biggest wins in school history, which was the victory over Louisville.
Britt continued his stellar play in the 2007 season, making 62 receptions for 1232 yards and 8 touchdowns, averaging 19.9 yards per catch. Britt led all sophomores in Division I-A football in receiving yards and yards per reception, finishing 11th and 5th in those categories respectively for all of I-A. Britt also led the Big East conference in both categories in 2007, and was rewarded with a spot on the Big East's All-Conference team, and was named by Rutgers as its 2007 offensive MVP.
Coming into the 2008 season, Britt was named to the preseason All-Big East teams by numerous publications, including Phil Steele and Athlon Sports. NationalChamps.net named Britt an honorable mention All-American.
Britt was named to the 2008 Associated Press Third Team All-America. Britt was also a selection for First Team All-Big East in 2008.
On January 3, 2009, Britt announced he would forgo his senior season at Rutgers University and declare himself eligible for the 2009 NFL Draft.
The following table lists Britt's career statistics.
|Year||Team||GP||Rec||Rec Yds||Avg||Rec TD||Rush||Rush Yds||Avg||TD|
Britt had a solid NFL Combine performance, running a 4.56 40-yard dash, lifting 23 reps of 225 lbs on bench press, displaying a 37-inch vertical leap, 124.0 inch broad jump, and the 20-yard shuttle in 4.47 seconds. Britt improved his time on his 03/23/09 pro day by running a 4.47 40-yard dash.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 3 in
|4.56 s||4.47 s||37 in
|10 ft 4 in
|No data for 3-cone. All values from NFL Combine |
Britt was drafted in the 1st round (30th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He was Rutgers' first ever first-round pick. His first game against the Pittsburgh Steelers was solid as he caught four passes for 85 yards, including a 57-yard reception in a 13–10 loss. He scored his first touchdown on the receiving end of a Vince Young pass on November 23, 2009, against the Houston Texans.
On November 29, 2009, Britt caught a ten-yard game-winning touchdown pass in the back of the endzone from Young as time was expiring during a 20-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
During the Titans' Sunday, September 25, 2011, game against the Denver Broncos, Britt tore his medial collateral ligament (MCL) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) while dodging a hit from free safety Rahim Moore. On September 28, the team placed Britt on its Injured reserve list.
Entering the 2012 season, Britt had 101 catches for 1,765 yards (17.48 YPC) and fifteen touchdowns. On October 24, 2010, Kenny caught 7 passes, three touchdowns and gained 225 yards in a 37–19 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. These were the highest numbers put up by a Titans receiver since Drew Bennett caught 233 yards and three touchdowns against Kansas City on December 13, 2004, and the most yards ever against the Eagles.
St. Louis / Los Angeles RamsEdit
Britt re-signed with the Rams on a two-year, $9.125 million contract on March 13, 2015.
On March 9, 2017, Britt signed a four-year, $32.5 million contract with the Cleveland Browns. Britt's effort and commitment to play football came into question throughout the entire season. After recording just 18 catches in nine games, he was released by the Browns on December 8, 2017. It was also reported that Britt requested his release.
New England PatriotsEdit
On December 13, 2017, Britt signed a two-year contract with the New England Patriots. The team then went on to Super Bowl LII where they would lose to the Philadelphia Eagles 41-33. Britt was inactive for the Super Bowl. On March 6, 2018, the Patriots decided to pick up Britt's second-year option, retaining him for the 2018 season.
Britt was released by the Patriots on August 22, 2018.
He is married to Sabrina Britt and they have a son and a daughter.
On April 12, 2011, Britt was arrested in New Jersey on three counts (including a felony) following an alleged car chase with police. The charges were later reduced. On June 7, Britt pleaded guilty to careless driving and was fined. On June 8, 2012, Britt was arrested in Hoboken, New Jersey, charged with resisting arrest.
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- CBSSports.com wire reports (January 3, 2009). "Rutgers top receiver Britt to skip senior season, go pro". CBSSports.com. CBS Corporation. Archived from the original on September 11, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2009.
- "Kenny Britt College Stats - College Football at Sports-Reference.com".
- "Kenny Britt | Rutgers, WR: 2009 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFL Draft Scout. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
- "NFL Combine Profiles". NFL.com. NFL.com. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
- "Titans receiver Kenny Britt out for season with knee injury". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. September 26, 2011. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
- "Titans sign receiver Donnie Avery". ESPN.com. Associated Press. September 28, 2011. Retrieved September 28, 2011.
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- . www.nj.com (July 20, 2012). Retrieved on November 6, 2017.
- Hanzus, Dan. "Kenny Britt, St. Louis Rams agree on one-year contract". NFL.com. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
- Patra, Kevin (March 13, 2015). "Rams bringing back Kenny Britt on two-year deal". NFL.com. Retrieved August 30, 2015.
- "Browns agree to terms with WR Kenny Britt". ClevelandBrowns.com. March 9, 2017. Archived from the original on March 10, 2017. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
- Orr, Conor (March 9, 2017). "Cleveland Browns finalize 4-year deal with Kenny Britt". NFL.com.
- "DB Justin Currie elevated to active roster; WR Kenny Britt waived". ClevelandBrowns.com. December 8, 2017.
- Cabot, Mary Kay (December 12, 2017). "Former Browns WR Kenny Britt signing a 2-year deal with Patriots, per reports". cleveland.com. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
- Sessler, Marc (December 12, 2017). "Patriots signing WR Kenny Britt to two-year deal". NFL.com.
- "Patriots Sign WR Kenny Britt; Announce Additional Roster Moves". Patriots.com. December 13, 2017.
- Alper, Josh (March 6, 2018). "Report: Patriots picking up Kenny Britt's option". profootballtalk.nbcsports.com.
- Buchmasser, Bernd (August 22, 2018). "Patriots to release wide receiver Kenny Britt". PatsPulpit.com.
- Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
- Reiss, Mike (December 21, 2017). "Patriots' disciplined setting reminds Kenny Britt pleasantly of Rutgers". espn.com. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
- August West (June 2, 2011). Felony Charge Against Kenny Britt Reduced To Misdemeanor. musiccitymiracles.com
- "Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt pleads guilty to driving charges". Associated Press. (June 7, 2010).
- Michaelangelo Conte (June 9, 2011). Tennessee Titans star Kenny Britt, of Bayonne, arrested in Hoboken; day after he pleads guilty to reckless driving. The Jersey Journal. NJ.com. Retrieved on 2012-12-18.