Vanderbilt took on WKU in their 2015-16 season opener, 9/3/15. Photos by Joe Howell
2014 Kentera participated in all 12 games, seeing action as a wide receiver and special teams contributor... Ended season with seven receptions, good for 113 yards and a touchdown... Best performance came against South Carolina, catching two passes for 46 yards, including one resulting in 39-yard score... Also had catches against UMass, Ole Miss, Missouri, Mississippi State and Tennessee... Contributed eight total tackles on special team coverage units.
2013 Participated in all 13 games in a tight end or H-back role, and even practiced as a potential quarterback in the days leading to the BBVA Compass Bowl... Earned starting assignments in wins over UAB, Kentucky and Tennessee... Finished the regular season with 10 catches for 100 yards and one TD... Posted career highs of five receptions and 39 yards against Missouri... Notched 13-yard TD reception in victory over Kentucky.
2012 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... Majoring in Human and Organizational Development... 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.
Career Highs Receptions: 5, vs. Missouri, 10/5/2013 Rec. Yards: 48, vs. Western Kentucky, 9/3/2015 Longest Catch: 39, vs. South Carolina, 9/20/2014 Receiving Touchdowns: 1, (4x) Last vs. South Carolina, 9/20/2014