I’m currently playing in my ninth season in the NFL. In October of 2022, I joined the Baltimore Ravens, currently ranked #1 in the AFC North. I am working to help them achieve big things this season!
I started the 2022 season playing for the Arizona Cardinals, where I played since the 2020 NFL season. Signing with the Cardinals was significant for me and my family because Phoenix Arizona is my hometown. The Greater Phoenix Area is where I spent virtually my entire life and also where my father Derek played for the Cardinals. We became one of only three father-son combinations to play for the Cardinals organization.
Before playing in Arizona, I spent two great years with the Detroit Lions. In my first year in Detroit, I was voted team captain while also having my best NFL season yet with 46 tackles and 7 sacks. Then bested it the following year with a 58 tackle and 7 sack season.
My NFL career began in 2014 when I was the 174th draft pick (5th round) by the New York Giants. It was a great time of progress. I earned a starting spot my rookie season and was voted NFC Defensive Player of Week on December 7, 2014. I started for the Giants for my entire career with them from 2014-2017. I became known for my versatility and ability to play as a linebacker and defensive end and totaled 203 tackles, 9 sacks and 1 interception.
Before entering the NFL I played college football at the University of Southern California (USC) where I earned my Bachelor's and Master’s degrees in Communication Management. I was a High School All American and top 10 high school football prospect.
I was born into a football family; my father played in the NFL 11 years and started for the Dallas Cowboys on their 1996 Super Bowl winning team.
Devon Kennard Youth Football Camp
Each year with the support of friends, family, teammates/former teammates, and several great organizations, I host a summer football camp at my former high school (Desert Vista)! We work on skill development and football conditioning while developing a winning mindset and great habits (like focus and hard work). Working to help inspire and develop this next talented generation of athletes continues to be a personal dream come true.
Devon Kennard Football and Financial Education Camp
It is my honor to speak to the youth within our community to help and inspire these groups to be successful. Sign up to be informed when we have the next one in: