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Eric Kendricks

LB

#54

Experience: 6 years

Height: 6-0

Age: 28

Weight: 232 lbs

College: UCLA

2020 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    24
  • SCK
    0
  • FF
    0
  • INT

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WK OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
3 Titans L 30 - 31 10 6 4 0 1 0
2 @Colts L 11 - 28 9 8 1 0 0 0
1 Packers L 34 - 43 11 7 4 0 0 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2015 Minnesota Vikings 14 11 83 63 20 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Minnesota Vikings 15 14 109 70 39 2.5 0 9 1 77 77 77 1 1 1
2017 Minnesota Vikings 16 16 112 66 46 1 0 6 1 31 31 31 1 0
2018 Minnesota Vikings 14 14 103 58 45 1 7 2 3 1.5 3 0 1 1
2019 Minnesota Vikings 15 15 104 64 40 0.5 12 2 2
2020 Minnesota Vikings 3 3 30 21 9 0 1 0
TOTAL 77 73 541 342 199 9 0 36 4 111 27.8 77 2 4 4

Biography

• Took leadership role on Vikings Social Justice Committee following tragic events in Minneapolis in spring 2020, calling for action and leading team and nationwide discussion.

• Named to his 1st Pro Bowl and earned Associated Press 1st- Team All-Pro honors following the 2019 season, becoming the 1st Vikings LB to be named All-Pro since Chad Greenway (2nd Team) in 2012. Matt Blair in 1980 was the last Vikings LB to earn 1st-Team AP All-Pro honors.

• The highest-graded LB in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus in 2019, boasting a score of 90.5.

• Tied for the lead among NFL LBs with 12 PBUs in 2019.

• Led the team in tackles for the 5th consecutive season in 2019.

• Recorded INTs in back-to-back games in 2019 Weeks 13-14, making him the 1st Vikings LB with multiple INTs in a single season since Chad Greenway (3) and Erin Henderson (2) in 2013.

• The 2nd Vikings rookie to lead team in tackles and the 1st since 1961 expansion season when Rip Hawkins led the club.

• Tied for 2nd-most career INT Return TDs (2) in team history by a LB, trailing only Rip Hawkins (3).

OFF THE FIELD

• Earned his degree from UCLA in political science.

• Auctioned his original paintings and matched the purchase price for donations to food shelves during Covid19 shutdown.

• Father, Horace, was a RB at UCLA and played in the CFL.

• Brother, Mychal, attended California and was drafted by Philadelphia in the 2nd round (#46 overall) in 2012 NFL Draft,  1 pick lower than younger brother Eric would go 3 years later.

• "Leap Year" baby born on 2/29/92 in Clovis, CA.

• Has 7 siblings.

• Has regularly met with youth at the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center and worked with All Square in the Twin Cities, a counseling and support group for people with police records re-entering society.

• Visited pediatric patients at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital during the 2019 offseason, playing video games, doing arts and crafts and talking football with the kids.

• College roommate of 2014 1st-round selection Anthony Barr.

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