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Derek Kinder

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Derek Kinder
No. 83
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1986-05-25) May 25, 1986 (age 34)
Albion, New York, United States
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Albion (NY)
NFL Draft:2009 / Round: 7 / Pick: 251
Career history
  • Chicago Bears (2009)
Career highlights and awards
  • 1st Team All-Big East (2006)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

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Derek Kinder is a former American football wide receiver.

He attended Albion High School in Albion, New York, where he was a star athlete in football, baseball, and basketball. As a senior, he scored 33 touchdowns, rushed for 1,705 yards, and intercepted eight passes.[1]

In December 2003, Kinder accepted a football scholarship from the University of Pittsburgh.[2] As a junior in 2006, he tallied 57 receptions for 847 yards and six touchdowns and was selected as a first-team All-Big East player.[3] He was a finalist for the ESPY Award for the "best play" in sports in 2006 for a "devastating hit that leveled two Mountaineer players" on a 73-yard punt return.[4]

Kinder missed the 2007 season due to a knee injury.[5] He made a comeback in 2008 and caught 36 passes for 422 yards.[3]

He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. [6] On August 31, 2009, he was released by the Bears.[7]


  1. "Down-to-earth Kinder among nation's best receivers". ESPN.com. October 3, 2006.
  2. "Kinder pledges to Pitt". Democrat and Chronicle. January 1, 2004. p. 29 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Derek Kinder". Sports Reference.com. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  4. "Pitt's Kinder is starstruck at ESPYs". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 14, 2007. pp. C1, C6 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. "Kinder tears right ACL in practice, will miss season". ESPN.com.
  6. NFL Draft: Pitt's Derek Kinder drafted by Bears
  7. Bears add cornerback Hood

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