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Kennard Backman
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Backman with the Packers in 2015
Free agent
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1993-02-26) February 26, 1993 (age 27)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Mableton (GA) Whitefield
College:UAB
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 6 / Pick: 213
Career history
* Green Bay Packers ( 2015)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
* Second-team All-C-USA (2014)
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Games played:7
Games started:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Kennard Chike Backman (born February 26, 1993) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at UAB and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Professional careerEdit

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16px Backman gets drafted by Green Bay
Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP<th>Wonderlic</th>
6 ft 3 in 243 lb 4.66 s 1.65 s 2.74 s 4.49 s 7.23 s 35.5 in 9 ft 9 in 17 reps<td align="center">22[1]</td>

Green Bay PackersEdit

Backman was selected in the sixth round (213rd overall) by the Green Bay Packers in the 2015 NFL Draft.[2] On May 8, 2015, he signed a contract with the Packers.[3] In his rookie season, Backman appeared in seven games, playing predominantly on special teams.[4] He saw his first playoff action in the Packers' divisional playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals, registering a tackle on special teams.[4] On August 30, 2016, Backman was placed on injured reserve.[5]

New England PatriotsEdit

On November 12, 2016, Backman was signed to the Patriots' practice squad.[6] He was released three days later.[7] He was re-signed to the practice squad on November 29, 2016 but was released again three days later.[8][9]

Detroit LionsEdit

On December 31, 2016, Backman was signed to the Lions' practice squad.[10] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions on January 9, 2017.[11] He was waived by the Lions on May 11, 2017.[12]

StatisticsEdit

Source: NFL.com

Year Team G GS Receiving Rushing Fumbles
Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
Regular season
2015 GB 7 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Total 7 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Postseason
2015 GB 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Green Bay Packers picks in the 2015 NFL draft". JSOnline.com. April 30, 2015. Archived from the original on April 22, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180422183911/http://archive.jsonline.com/sports/packers/302004231.html. Retrieved April 22, 2018.
  2. "Kennard Backman Draft Profile". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/draft/2011/profiles/kennard-backman?id=2553292. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  3. "Packers sign five draft choices". Packers.com. May 8, 2015. http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/article-press-release/article-1/packers-sign-five-draft-choices/cdf08670-7daf-482d-b003-e5d2e262ac00. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Green Bay Packers: Kennard Backman". Packers.com. http://www.packers.com/team/roster/kennard-backman/f0f3034f-a352-4836-9f25-9ada278f310f. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  5. "Packers reduce roster to 76". Packers.com. August 30, 2016. https://www.packers.com/news/packers-reduce-roster-to-76-17589237. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  6. "Patriots activate Dion Lewis to 53-man roster; Make practice squad transactions". November 12, 2016. http://www.patriots.com/news/2016/11/12/patriots-activate-dion-lewis-53-man-roster-make-practice-squad-transactions.
  7. "Patriots release TE Kennard Backman from the practice squad". November 15, 2016. http://www.patriots.com/news/2016/11/15/patriots-release-te-kennard-backman-practice-squad.
  8. "Patriots re-sign TE Kennard Backman to the practice squad". November 29, 2016. http://www.patriots.com/news/2016/11/29/patriots-re-sign-te-kennard-backman-practice-squad.
  9. "Patriots re-sign FB Glenn Gronkowski to practice squad; Release TE Kennard Backman from practice squad". December 2, 2016. http://www.patriots.com/news/2016/12/02/patriots-re-sign-fb-glenn-gronkowski-practice-squad-release-te-kennard-backman.
  10. "Lions sign WR Jace Billingsley to active roster and place RB Theo Riddick on Reserve/Injured". December 31, 2016. https://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-sign-wr-jace-billingsley-to-active-roster-and-place-rb-theo-riddi-18366482.
  11. "Lions sign nine players to Reserve/Future List". January 9, 2017. https://www.detroitlions.com/news/lions-sign-nine-players-to-reserve-future-list-18421826.
  12. Birkett, Dave (May 11, 2017). "Detroit Lions waive two players before rookie minicamp". http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/05/11/detroit-lions-rookie-minicamp/318425001/.

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