The projected starter again at right tackle...Has worked extremely hard to make himself a quality player...Makes the most of his ability...Smart and coachable...Learned tight end last spring and can also play guard or center...Has excellent understanding of the game.
2006: Played and started at right tackle in all 13 games...Second-team Gateway Conference All-Academic selection.
2005: Played and started at right tackle in all 13 games.
2004: Played in six games in a reserve role.
High School: Team was 25-2 last two years...6A first-team all-state, academic all-state...Illinois Shrine Bowl...All-area, all-conference...National Honor Society and three-year scholar-athlete.
Worth Knowing: Major in biological sciences...Son of Tim and Patty Kernes...Born March 20, 1985.