- Sam Kendrick
Sam  Kendrick


Birmingham, Ala.

High School:
Mortimer Jordan High School

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 265

Defensive Tackle



Saw most of his action in 2004 as a backup defensive tackle ... came back last season after missing seven games in 2003 due to injury.

2004: Played in 11 games last season, recording eight tackles with one tackle for loss ... registered a season-best three tackles in home victory against Houston.

2003: Started first three games of season (Baylor, Southern Mississippi and Troy State ... was injured in the fourth game of season (at South Carolina) and missed the next seven games before returning vs. Houston in the season finale ... finished the season with 14 tackles, including nine solo hits ... had a pair of tackles for loss and three quarterback hurries ... recorded his two tackles for loss in games vs. Troy State and South Carolina.

2002: Played in 11 games for the Blazers in first season at UAB ... recorded 15 tackles during the season with three pass breakups ... had season-high three tackles in Blazers^ victory over Troy State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Jordan High School ... was The Birmingham News Super all-state selection as a senior at Jordan High School ... played both tight end and defensive line in high school ... was chosen as a 2002 Alabama North-South All-Star selection.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 9, 1984 at Morris, Ala. ... son of Diane and Joel Kendrick ... major is history.