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Kendrick Ings
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Ings in 2017
No. 17     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-06-17) June 17, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Career information
Undrafted in 2011
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Dodge City Law (2014)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* AFL Playermaker of the Year (2017)
Stats at NFL.com
Receptions     186
Receiving yards     2,381
Receiving TDs     39
Kick returns     160
Kick return yards     3,038
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Kendrick Ings (born June 17, 1990) is an American football wide receiver for the Atlantic City Blackjacks of the Arena Football League (AFL). He has also been a member of the Dodge City Law (CPIFL), Detroit Lions (NFL) and BC Lions (CFL).

Early lifeEdit

Ings attended Miller Grove High School in Lithonia, Georgia, where he was a member of the football, basketball and track & field teams.[1] As a senior, Ings tore his ACL, and didn't qualify for college academically.[2] Ings then planned to attend a junior college, where a paperwork error left him without a scholarship.[2] He then spent a year as a student at Fort Valley State University.[2] He then enrolled at yet another junior college, where he was told that he could not play football due to a heart murmur.[2] Ings later decided to drop out of school.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Early attemptsEdit

Ings attended an open tryout for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL) in 2011, where he was told that he was too raw of a talent.[2] Ings went on to join the semi-pro Atlanta Chiefs to help sharpen his skills.[2]

Dodge City LawEdit

Ings' play with the Chiefs landed him a spot on the Dodge City Law of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL).[3]

Tampa Bay StormEdit

Ings attended an open tryout in November, 2014, and was assigned to the Tampa Bay Storm on November 20, 2014.[4] Ings made the Storm roster after training camp.[5] Ings was the Storm's third leading receiver on the season, while also serving as the team's primary kick returner. On October 8, 2015, the Storm exercised their rookie option on Ings, retaining him for the 2016 season. On June 21, 2016, Ings was activated from the Other League Exempt list.[6] In 2017, Ings was named the AFL's Playermaker of the Year after leading the league in kick return yards with 1,063, kick return touchdowns with 4 and all-purpose yards with 2,219. He also finished second in receptions with 98 and third in receiving yards with 1,141.[7] He also earned First Team All-Arena honors as both a wide receiver and a special teams player.[8] The Storm folded in December 2017.[9]

Detroit LionsEdit

On September 9, 2015, Ings was signed to the Detroit Lions practice squad.[10] On September 22, 2015, Ings was released by the Lions.[11]

BC LionsEdit

On March 8, 2016 Ings agreed to a contract with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League.[12] On June 18, 2016, Ings was released by the Lions.

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On December 21, 2016, Ings was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad.[13]

Baltimore BrigadeEdit

On March 20, 2018, Ings was assigned to the Baltimore Brigade.[14]

Atlantic City BlackjacksEdit

On April 2, 2019, Ings was assigned to the Atlantic City Blackjacks.

ReferencesEdit

  1. B. J. Corbitt (October 11, 2008). "Miller Grove shuts down Bulldogs". www.forsythnews.com. Forsyth News. http://www.forsythnews.com/archives/737/. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Dave Birkett (September 10, 2015). "New Lions WR Kendrick Ings took amazing path to NFL". www.freep.com. Detroit Free Press. http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2015/09/10/kendrick-ings-lions/71994052/. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  3. John Curtis (March 9, 2014). "Law falters late in loss to Defenders". dodgeglobe.com. Dodge City Daily Globe. http://www.dodgeglobe.com/article/20140309/Sports/140309344. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  4. "Storm Training Camp - Day Six". www.arenafan.com. ArenaFan. March 12, 2015. http://www.arenafan.com/news/?page=pressrel&article=12312. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  5. Brandon Wright (March 26, 2015). "Storm meets Cleveland on Friday in season opener". www.tampabay.com. Tampa Bay Times. http://www.tampabay.com/sports/football/storm/storm-meets-cleveland-on-friday-in-season-opener/2223046. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
  6. "Storm Activates Ings and Dixon". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. June 21, 2016. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/storm-activates-ings-and-dixon/n-5167099. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  7. "Tampa Bay's Ings Named Playmaker of the Year". arenafootball.com. August 17, 2017. Archived from the original on August 17, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170817211633/http://www.arenafootball.com/articles/tampa-bays-ings-named-playmaker-of-the-year. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  8. "AFL Announces All-Arena First and Second Teams". arenafootball.com. August 21, 2017. Archived from the original on September 16, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170916034752/http://www.arenafootball.com/articles/afl-announces-all-arena-first-and-second-teams. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  9. "Tampa Bay Storm suspending operations". Tampa Bay Times. December 21, 2017. http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/lightning/2017/12/21/tampa-bay-storm-suspending-operations/.
  10. "Ings Heads to the National Football League". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. September 9, 2015. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=5048235. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  11. Dave Birkett (September 22, 2015). "Lions sign Clay, cut Ings from practice squad". www.freep.com. Detroit Free Press. http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2015/09/22/detroit-lions-kaelin-clay/72645494/. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  12. "Lions add international receiver duo". http://www.bclions.com/2016/03/10/lions-add-international-receiver-duo/.
  13. Smith, Scott (December 21, 2016). "Bernard Reedy Promoted to Active Roster". https://web.archive.org/web/20171107024434/http://www.buccaneers.com/news/article-smith/Bernard-Reedy-Promoted-to-Active-Roster/1d77cae9-4fc8-4000-9a91-695a085f1f59.
  14. "Team Transactions". arenafan.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20180321030539/http://www.arenafan.com/teams/Baltimore_Brigade-235/transactions/. Retrieved March 20, 2018.

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