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Kenny Veal
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-05-26) May 26, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Hamilton, Ohio
Career information
College: Thomas More College (KY)
Undrafted in 2013
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Nashville Venom (20142015)
Career highlights and awards
* PIFL Cup Champion (2014)
Tackles     26.5
Pass breakups     3
Interceptions     3
Kick returns     26
Kick return yards     462
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Kenny Leon Veal, Jr. (born May 26, 1989) is an American football defensive back who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Thomas More College in Kentucky and attended Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Ohio. He has also been a member of the Nashville Venom, Cleveland Gladiators, Wichita Falls Nighthawks and Green Bay Blizzard.

Early lifeEdit

Veal attended Hamilton High School. He was selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic.[1]

College careerEdit

Veal played for the Toledo Rockets[2] from 2008 to 2009 and helped the Rockets to 8 wins. Veal played in 22 games with the Rockets and started 5 at cornerback. In 2010, Veal transferred to Grand Valley State where he redshirted as a junior. As a redshirt junior, Veal played in 11 games and started 7 at cornerback. In 2012, Veal transferred to Thomas More College where he started for the Saints as a senior.

StatisticsEdit

Sources:[3][4][5][6]

NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
Toledo Rockets
Season Tackles Interceptions Kickoff Returns
Solo Ast Total Loss Sacks FF Int Yards Avg TD PD Att Yards Avg TD Long
2008 18 6 24 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 3 9 155 17.2 0 28
2009 10 5 15 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0.0 0 3 8 195 24.4 0 35
Grand Valley State Lakers
2011 24 16 40 1.5 0.0 0 2 1 0.5 0 8 0 0 -- 0 --
Thomas More Saints
2012 31 9 40 3.0 0.0 2 2 33 16.5 0 14 7 125 17.9 0 21
NCAA Career Totals 83 36 119 4.5 0.0 2 6 34 5.7 0 28 24 475 19.8 0 35

Professional careerEdit

Nashville VenomEdit

Veal signed with the Nashville Venom in 2014.[7] Veal helped guide the Venom to a victory in PIFL Cup III.[8] Veal returned to the Venom in 2015.[9] Veal was named an All-PIFL selection in 2015.

Cleveland GladiatorsEdit

Veal was assigned to the Cleveland Gladiators on July 30, 2015, but never appeared in a game for the Gladiators.[10] On August 16, 2015, Veal was placed on inactive reserve. On May 13, 2016, Veal was placed on reassignment.

Wichita Falls NighthawksEdit

On May 19, 2016, Veal signed with the Wichita Falls Nighthawks.[11]

Cleveland GladiatorsEdit

On April 14, 2017, Veal was assigned to the Gladiators. On April 19, 2017, Veal was placed on reassignment. On June 9, 2017, Veal re-joined the Gladiators.

Green Bay BlizzardEdit

On May 4, 2017, Veal signed with the Green Bay Blizzard.[12]

Jacksonville SharksEdit

Veal signed with the Jacksonville Sharks in December 2017.[13]

Columbus DestroyersEdit

On March 7, 2019, Veal was assigned to the Columbus Destroyers. On April 13, 2019, he was placed on recallable reassignment and became a free agent.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Eric Frantz (June 14, 2008). "All-Star Saturday For Ohio Features North-South, Big 33 Games". www.jjhuddle.com. Bucknuts Media Network. http://www.jjhuddle.com/2008/06/14/all-star-saturday-for-ohio-features-north-south-big-33-games/. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  2. "2008 Toledo Rockets Football Recruiting". www.vandelaysports.com. http://www.vandelaysports.com/football/recruit/2008/toledo.html. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  3. "2008 Kenny Veal Game-by-game". www.utrockets.com. UT Rockets. http://stats.utrockets.com/stats/football/2008/plyr_9.htm. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  4. "Toledo Cumulative Season Statistics". www.utrockets.com. UT Rockets. http://stats.utrockets.com/stats/football/2009/teamcume.htm#TEAM.IND. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  5. "Grand Valley St. Cumulative Season Statistics". www.gvsulakers.com. Grand Valley State University. http://www.gvsulakers.com/custompages/stats/football/2011/teamcume.htm#TEAM.IND. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  6. "2012 Thomas More Saints Football stats". www.tmcsaints.com. Thomas More College. http://www.tmcsaints.com/sports/fball/2012-13/teams/thomasmore?view=profile&r=0&pos=off. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  7. "New professional football team includes former Golden Eagles". www.ttusports.com. Tennessee Tech. March 24, 2014. http://www.ttusports.com/sports/fball/2013-14/releases/3_24_Venom_opens_Saturday. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  8. Lauren Moore (July 13, 2014). "Nashville Venom win first indoor football title". www.tennessean.com. The Tennessean. http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/2014/07/13/nashville-venom-lehigh-valley-steelhawks-pifl-indoor-football-championship/12590845/. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  9. "Nashville Venom Season Preview". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. March 26, 2015. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/nashville-venom-season-preview/n-4942691. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  10. "Gladiators Off-Season Tracker (10-21-15)". www.clevelandgladiators.com. Cleveland Gladiators. October 21, 2015. https://www.clevelandgladiators.com/team/latest-news/gladiators-season-tracker-10-21-15. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  11. "May 2016 IFL Transactions". www.goifl.com. Indoor Football League. http://goifl.com/transactions/2015-16/May_2016. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  12. "May 2017 IFL Transactions". www.goifl.com. Indoor Football League. http://goifl.com/transactions/2016-17/May_2017. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  13. "Jacksonville signs Veteran Defensive Back Kenny Veal - All-PIFL Defensive Back joins Sharks secondary". nationalarenaleague.com. December 13, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171214033339/http://www.nationalarenaleague.com/news-m/385-jacksonville-signs-veteran-defensive-back-kenny-veal-all-pifl-defensive-back-joins-sharks-secondary.html. Retrieved December 13, 2017.

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