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Kevin Snead

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Kevin Lamont Snead (born November 22, 1991) is an American football player for the New York Giants and a former All-American sprinter. His college track career includes an SAC championship in the 100 and 200-meter dashes and four All-America honors.[1] The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association[2] once referred to Snead as the “Fastest Man in College Football.”

Kevin Snead
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1991-11-22) November 22, 1991 (age 27)
Richmond, Virginia
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Richmond (VA) George Wythe High School
College:Carson-Newman
Career history
Kevin Snead
Personal information
Nationality United States
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg)
Sport
SportTrack & Field
Event(s)Sprint
College teamCarson-Newman University
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • 100 m: 10.21 s
  • 200 m: 20.75 s
Early Life[edit | edit source]

Snead is originally from Richmond, Virginia. He ran track at George Wythe High School before attending Pima and Mesa Community Colleges in Arizona. Snead then transferred to Eastern Michigan University for the 2014-2015 academic year. After his transfer, Snead won a MAC championship.[3]

Snead then attended Carson-Newman University, a Division II program in Jefferson City, Tennessee on a track scholarship. During Snead’s time in the Division II program, he won an SAC championship in the 100 and 200-meter dashes. He won All-America honors on four different occasions. In 2016, Snead reached the university’s indoor track record of 6.77 seconds for 60 meters.[4]

In 2016, Snead participated in the Bahamian Olympic Trials. He reached third place in the men's 100 meter run with a 10.44 second time and reached the second-fastest qualifying time for the 200 meter with a 21.03 second time.[5]

While attending Carson-Newman, Snead played wide receiver.

Professional Career[edit | edit source]

During the 2017 Pro Day, Snead’s 40-yard dash was hand-clocked at 4.22 seconds. This matched a combine record set by Cincinnati Bengals wideout Jon Ross.[6]

In 2017, Snead signed a free-agent contract with the New York Giants. After three months, Snead incurred a hamstring tear and the New York Giants released him shortly thereafter.[7]

In April 2018, Snead participated in the Spring League, a three-week professional football league which showcases for the CFL and NFL scouts.

On June 12, 2018, he participated in the New Orleans Saints Minicamp, his first full-team NFL workout following his hamstring injury.[8]

Snead is not currently signed to and NFL team, but sports analyst Lance Zierlein stated that Snead’s speed and leaping ability could win spots as either wide receiver or cornerback.[9]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Snead steals fourth All-American honor to begin Indoor Championships". Carson-Newman. 2017-03-09. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  2. Raanan, Jordan (May 16, 2017). "Giants find spot for Kevin Snead, the 'Fastest Man in College Football'". ESPN. Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  3. "Eastern Michigan University 2014-15 Men's Track Roster". Retrieved November 5, 2018.
  4. "Snead joins Giants mini camp for rookie tryout". WVLT - CBS Knoxville. May 13, 2017.
  5. "Hart, Gaither top Bahamas Olympic Trials 100m - Trackalerts". trackalerts.com. 2016-06-25. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  6. "Ex-George Wythe track star signed to NFL's N.Y. Giants". Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  7. "Kevin Snead: Waived/injured by Giants". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  8. "Saints bring 'fastest man in college football' in for minicamp tryout". NOLA.com. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  9. "2017 NFL Draft Profile: Kevin Snead". NFL.com. Retrieved 2018-11-14.

External links[edit | edit source]


Category:Living people Category:1991 births Category:Sportspeople from Richmond, Virginia Category:Players of American football from Virginia (state) Category:American football wide receivers Category:New York Giants players


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