Ryan Kernes
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    Ryan Kernes

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bloomington, Ill.

    High School:
    Bloomington

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 235

    Position:
    TE

    Birthdate:
    11/25/1987

    Experience:
    4th


    Updated July 9, 2009

    2008: Honorable mention All-MFVC...Started 11 games and made 14 catches, including four touchdowns...Two of his TD catches came at North Dakota State...Named MVFC First-Team All-Academic...Named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.

    2007: Honorable mention all-conference...Recipient of the Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award...Ranked third on the team with five receiving touchdowns...Made 24 catches for 268 yards...Went six-straight games with a catch from Oct. 13 to Dec. 1...Hauled in a career-high six passes for 69 yards and one touchdown at Northern Illinois...Had six catches of 20 or more yards.

    2006: Saw action in all 13 games, mainly on special teams...Only reception was a 7-yard touchdown against Indiana.

    High School: Three-year starter for one of the state's top 6A teams...Played in only six games as a senior because of injury, but recorded nine catches for 116 yards and two TDs...First-team all-conference and all-city...Played in the East-West Shrine All-Star game...Team was a combined 34-5 during his three seasons and was state runner-up in 2003 and 2004...Wendy's High School Heisman nominee...Principal's Straight A's all four years...Also lettered in basketball and track.

    Worth Knowing: Born November 25, 1987 in Normal, Ill....Son of Tim and Patty Kernes...Younger brother of former Saluki offensive tackle Andrew Kernes...Majoring in civil engineering.

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