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Kenneth Acker
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Acker with the San Francisco 49ers
Free agent
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1992-02-06) February 6, 1992 (age 28)
Portland, Oregon
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Grant (Portland, Oregon)
College:SMU
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 180
Career history
* San Francisco 49ers ( 2014 2015)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles:105
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:12
Interceptions:4
Player stats at NFL.com

Kenneth Acker (born February 6, 1992) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Southern Methodist University.

College careerEdit

Acker started out at Southern Methodist University, playing football as a freshman in 2010. He remained in SMU until 2013, when he graduated as a Senior and entered the 2014 NFL Draft. During his time at SMU, Acker made 128 tackles, 31 assisted tackles, 6 interceptions, and scored a defensive touchdown. His most successful year was his Junior year in 2012, when he made the Top 10 in the Conference USA for punt return yards, interceptions, interception return yards, interception return touchdowns, and passes defended.[1]

Professional careerEdit

San Francisco 49ersEdit

Acker was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, before signing a four-year contract with the 49ers.[2] He played during the pre-season, and impressed during the game against the Denver Broncos, drawing an offensive penalty, knocked away a pass, and even made an interception, only for it to be called back due to a penalty. Acker played through the pre-season with a stress fracture in his left foot, and was placed on injured reserve shortly after the diagnosis.[3]

After a strong preseason in 2015, Acker was given the starting cornerback job shortly before the 49ers regular season opener against the Minnesota Vikings.[4] Acker was on the field for a team high 56 defensive snaps in a 20-3 49ers victory.[5] Through Week 14, Acker had impressed in his starting role, having amassed 3 interceptions (tied for the team lead), 8 pass deflections and 58 solo tackles. [6] He lost his starting job that week to Dontae Johnson.[7]

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

On August 27, 2016, Acker was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs for an undisclosed draft pick.[8]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On April 11, 2018, Acker signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[9] He was released on May 15, 2018.[10]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On August 11, 2018, Acker signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.[11] He was placed on injured reserve on September 1, 2018.[12] He was released on September 8, 2018.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Kenneth Acker". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/kenneth-acker-1.html. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  2. "49ers sign Kenneth Acker to 4-year contract". May 16, 2014. http://www.ninersnation.com/2014/5/16/5725096/49ers-rookies-kenneth-acker-contract-2014. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  3. "49ers CB Kenneth Acker was playing with fractured foot". The Sacramento Bee. September 3, 2014. http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nfl/san-francisco-49ers/article2608488.html. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  4. "San Francisco 49ers Kenneth Acker, former Grant High School star, makes first NFL start". September 16, 2015. http://www.oregonlive.com/nfl/index.ssf/2015/09/former_grant_high_star_kenneth_1.html.
  5. "49ers snap count vs. Vikings: Kenneth Acker is the No. 2 CB, team mixes-and-matches defense". September 15, 2015. http://www.ninersnation.com/2015/9/15/9330041/49ers-snap-count-vs-vikings-kenneth-acker-is-the-no-2-cb-team-mixes.
  6. http://www.nfl.com/player/kennethacker/2549981/profile
  7. "49ers trade Kenneth Acker to Kansas City Chiefs". August 27, 2016. http://www.ninersnation.com/2016/8/27/12675012/49ers-trade-kenneth-acker-kansas-city-chiefs-2016.
  8. "49ers Trade CB Kenneth Acker". August 27, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20180303194405/http://www.49ers.com/news/article-2/49ers-Trade-CB-Kenneth-Acker/2acfdf24-4d5f-49f5-a02c-efa3c242e979.
  9. "Indianapolis Colts Sign Free Agent Cornerback Kenneth Acker". April 11, 2018. https://www.colts.com/news/indianapolis-colts-sign-free-agent-cornerback-kenneth-acker-20529705.
  10. "Roster Move: Colts Sign Safety Michael Cirino". May 15, 2018. https://www.colts.com/news/roster-move-colts-sign-safety-michael-cirino-20660358.
  11. Williams, Charean (August 11, 2018). "Jaguars sign Kenneth Acker, Bryce Canady". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/08/11/jaguars-sign-kenneth-acker-bryce-canady/.
  12. Oehser, John (September 1, 2018). "Roster reduction: Jaguars move to 53 players". https://www.jaguars.com/news/roster-reduction-jaguars-move-to-53-players.

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