Kenjon Barner

Athlete, post-1970


A 2008 graduate of Notre Dame High in Riverside, Kenjon Barner burst onto the local scene when he ran for 3,124 yard and 46 touchdowns. He was listed as the No. 38 running back in the nation by Rivals.com.

Kenjon Barner
  • Biography

    A 2008 graduate of Notre Dame High in Riverside, Kenjon Barner burst onto the local scene when he ran for 3,124 yard and 46 touchdowns. He was listed as the No. 38 running back in the nation by Rivals.com

    He enrolled at the University of Oregon and after a redshirt season in ’08, he went to work using his versatility to help the Ducks. In his four-year collegiate career, Kenjon amassed 3,623 yards for a 6.2 yards per carry average. He also scored 41 touchdowns. On Nov. 3, 2012, he had his best game rushing for 321 yards and five touchdowns vs. USC. He was the first Oregon Duck to score touchdowns via rushing, receiving, kick-off return and punt return since 1965. Kenjon played on 3 Pac-12 Championship teams; was an All-Pac-12 Conference performer and made All-American his senior year. He competed on the track team after Spring Football Drills were over.  He ran the third leg for the Ducks 2013 4 x 100 relay helping Oregon win its fourth straight Pac-12 Championship. He also ran the 100 meters (best of 10.71) and the 200 (best of 22.29).

    Kenjon was an NFL 6th round pick of the Carolina Panthers in the 2013.  He would play for several NFL teams. Besides the Panthers, he would be on the rosters of the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Chargers, the New England Patriots, the Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mostly working as a kick return specialist, he won 2 NFC Special Team Player of the Week awards and earned 3 Super Bowl Championship rings. Kenjon was honored by the RSHOF with enshrinement on the Wall of Distinction on January 20, 2018.

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