Kenya Dennis7

Class
SR
Hometown
Leland, Miss.
High School
Hinds CC
Height / Weight
6-0 / 200
Position
Cornerback

Bio

HONORS

  • SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 6)
  • ESPN.com SEC “Helmet Sticker” (Sept. 6)
  • Manning Award Star of the Week (Sept. 6)
  • 2013 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2013 SEC Freshman Player of the Week (Oct. 19, Nov. 2 & Nov. 9)
  • 2013 Manning Award “Star of the Week” (Nov. 9)

2015 OUTLOOK
Veteran dual-threat quarterback who comes back for his junior season as one of the most experienced signal callers in the SEC … Will be looked to provide leadership to a Tiger offense … He posesses a dynamic skill set, being able to hurt you with his arms or legs and has the arm strength to make any throw on the field … Enters fall camp listed at No. 1 on the depth chart at the quarterback spot.

2014 SEASON 
Finished the regular season ranked sixth in the SEC in total offense and seventh in passing yards per game (189.1) … His 2,648 passing yards were sixth in the SEC … Closed his season with seven consecutive games with a passer rating over 100.0 and was better than 100.0 in all but three games … Threw 25 TDs on the season and is now sixth in program history with 36 career TD passes, just three back of fifth place (Jeff Handy – 39) … Was 12-for-19 with 97 yards and two TDs in the Citrus bowl, rushing for 56 yards and a score as well … Was 25-42-1, 265 yards and 1 TD vs. Arkansas (Nov. 28) … Was 4-of-6 passing in the fourth quarter vs. Arkansas for 80 yds and one TD to lead rally … 12-for-25, 230 yards, 2 TDs at UT (11/22) – 3-for-3, 2 TDs, 119 yards in 4th … 23-40-1, 252 yards, 1 TD in the rain at Texas A&M (11/15) … 18-33-0, 164 yards, 2 TDs vs. Kentucky (Nov. 1), as well as a season-best 75 yards rushing (long of 32) on career-high 14 attempts … Dropped four TD passes on UCF (Sept. 13) in the 38-10 win, throwing two to both Jimmie Hunt (11, 10) and Bud Sasser (21, 22) … Again matched the Mizzou record with 5 TD passes in a game in his 21-for-32 day at Toledo (Sept. 6), also recording his first 300-yard passing game (325) and completing a career-best 21 passes … His 6 TDs at Toledo tied the school record for touchdowns scored in a game, and he earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts … Matched the school record for TD passes in a game with his five from a 17-for-28, 203-yard performance in the 48-17 win at UK (Nov. 9, 2013).

2013 SEASON 
Made four starts in place of injured starting quarterback James Franklin, and made an instant impact for the Tigers, so much so that he was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team … Played in 13-of-14 games in all, and threw for 1,071 yards and had an impressive 11-to-2 TD-to-INT ratio despite his youth … Also ran for 229 yards and 1 TD, showing he’s a dangerous scrambler as well … Closed his season in fine fashion as he led the Tigers to a TD in the Cotton Bowl win, capping the drive with a beautiful TD pass to Marcus Lucas … Finished that game 2-of-4 passing for 32 yards and he also rushed for 73 yards on just 3 attempts … Guided Mizzou to a 33-yard FG in a 2nd quarter series of the 24-10 win at No. 24 Ole Miss (Nov. 23), hitting WR Bud Sasser for a 60-yard completion … matched the school record for TD passes in a game with his five scores on a 17-for-28, 203-yard performance in the 48-17 win at Kentucky (Nov. 9) … three-time SEC Freshman Player of the Week after his performances against Florida (Oct. 19), Tennessee (Nov. 2), and Kentucky (Nov. 9).

2012 SEASON
Redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL
A Parade All-American and two-time Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year who came to Mizzou after a record-setting prep career which saw him break national records for passing yards (18,932), touchdown passes (219), pass completions (1,353) and total offense (22,681) … ESPN ranked him as the nation’s No. 16 quarterback prospect, as well as the No. 8 overall prospect at any position coming out of the state of Ohio for 2012 … was also named an All-American in 2011 by Sports Illustrated, in addition to winning the title of Mr. Football in the state of Ohio in the same year … led his team to a 42-8 record over four seasons, and Kenton finished as runners up for the D4 state championship in 2011, falling by a 48-42 score in the title game, despite Mauk’s 421 yards passing and six total touchdowns … accounted for 278 total touchdowns in his four years as a starter for Kenton … senior season stats included: 382-of-566 passing for 5,413 yards and 68 touchdowns, to go with 1,768 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns … as a junior, produced 5,670 passing yards and 69 touchdowns, to go with 974 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns … as a sophomore, threw for 4,550 yards and 46 touchdowns, while adding 660 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns … freshman season stats included: 3,309 passing yards and 36 touchdowns, with 347 rushing yards and eight touchdowns.

PERSONAL
Parents – Mike & Gwyn Mauk … father was his high school coach … older brother Ben was a standout quarterback at Cincinnati … lists hobbies as hunting, fishing and video games … plans to major in social studies at Mizzou … chose Mizzou over Michigan, Notre Dame, Illinois, Vanderbilt and Cincinnati, among many others.

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