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#43 Kent Kern
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 238
Year: Junior
Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
High School: St. John's Jesuit
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2014: Played in and started nine games … missed final three games with an injury … was named Miami’s Most Valuable Defensive Player … totaled 69 tackles, two sacks and 8.0 tackles for loss on the season … had 13 tackles and two sacks against Marshall … had 10 tackles against Eastern Kentucky … had eight tackles and a fumble recovery against Michigan … had five tackles and a forced fumble against Kent 

2013: Played in and started 11 games … second-team All-MAC … led the team with 98 tackles … chipped in with 5.0 tackles for loss and two pass breakups … have five games in which he recorded double-digit tackles … had a season-high 15 stops versus Cincinnati … added 13 tackles in the season opener at Marshall … also posted 10-plus tackles versus Central Michigan (12), UMass (10) and Ohio (10).

2012: Played in every game this season, finishing with 39 tackles and three TFL ... had a pair of stops in Miami's upset victory over Ohio ... had three tackles and 0.5 TFL for minus one yard against Massachusetts ... registered two stops at Boise State … had season-high five tackles vs. Buffalo and Kent State.

HIGH SCHOOL: A first-team all-state selection as a senior, he twice won all-conference and all-district honors for Coach Doug Pearson's Titans ... he was a two-way star at St. John's, registering career defensive statistics of 255 tackles, 37 tackles for loss, 14 quarterback sacks and caused 11 fumbles ... offensively, his stats included 2,461 rushing yards (33 touchdowns) and 768 passing yards (12 TDs) ... served as team captain his senior season ... ranked among ScoutingOhio.com's Top 150.

PERSONAL: Born September 27, 1993 in Toledo ... son of Michael and Martha Kern … Kent's brother, Kevin, plays football at Dayton … majoring in kinesiology.

Year UT AT Total TFL
2013 54 44 98 5.0