Photos of Vanderbilt's football game against UAB on Sept. 28, 2013. Photos by John Russell.
2013 Caught one pass for 23 yards and had one tackle against Wake Forest... Earned the nod at tight end against Tennessee... Made one catch from Patton Robinette for a TD against Kentucky... Was in on a tackle in the Commodores win at Florida... Recovered the Commodore's first onside kick, contributing to Vanderbilt's second score at Texas A&M and also had one catch for eight yards... Made one solo tackle against Georgia... Made five catches for 39 yards against Missouri... Earned the start and had one catch for 10 yards against UAB... Saw time in the Commodore's win over UMass...Caught his first pass of the season for a seven-yard gain at South Carolina... Saw action with the offense in win over Austin Peay... Logged playing time at TE for the Dores in season opener vs. Ole Miss.
2012 Kentera has appeared in all 13 games, earning four starts at tight end after switching from quarterback... As receiving threat out of the backfield, Kentera has hauled in 10 catches for 98 yards and two TDs... His 10 catches are tops among the team's tight ends corps, and tied for third among all receivers... Kentera's two TDs also rank third on the squad... Switched to tight end during spring drills.
2011 Kentera moved to tight end/H-back during spring drills... Used his first semester on campus to increase strength while gaining familiarity with the Commodore playbook... Demonstrated excellent athleticism as a scout team contributor.
High School Senior team captain... Team MVP as senior... Three-year letter winner at QB and safety... Helped lead team to three consecutive league championships... During senior campaign, passed for 1,650 yards and 16 TDs while rushing for 649 yards and seven TDs... As senior safety, contributed 45 total tackles... Earned First Team All-Southern Colorado All-State QB honors... Also earned All-State honors as senior safety... Named 5A-4A All-Area as junior and senior... Also lettered in basketball.
Personal Lawrence Kris Kentera... Born Aug. 24, 1992... Son of Kris and Kim Kentera... Dad is a traveling businessman; mom is a consultant... Has three sisters: Nicole, Alex and Bailey... Dad played receiver at Georgia Tech; granddad played LB/ FB and coached at Arizona State... Worked summer job cleaning carts at nearby golf club... Enjoys snowboarding and golf.