Kenneth Fontenette
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    Kenneth Fontenette

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Pflugerville, Texas

    High School:
    Connally

    Weight:
    185

    Position:
    Safety

    Birthdate:
    01/14/1986

    Experience:
    4L

    Career | 2008 Game-by-Game | 2007 Game-by-Game


    • 2008 All-Conference USA Second Team
    • 2007 All-Conference USA Second Team (Coaches)
    • 2007 All-Conference USA Second Team (Media)
    • 2006All-ConferenceUSAHonorableMention(Coaches)
    • 2005 The Sporting News Freshman All-America Honorable Mention
    • 2005 Conference USA All-Freshmen Team
    • C-USA Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 24, 2007)

    Finished as one of only 10 players to compete in four bowl games during his collegiate career... also set school record by playing in all 52 games during his career.

    SENIOR (2008)
    Competed in all 13 games with 12 starts... ranked second on team with 92 tackles and nine pass breakups... three games with double-digit tackles... posted three assisted tackles and recovered a fumble against Southern during the season opener... returned three punts for 38 yards, including a long of 24 yards, against the Jaguars... Posted two solo tackles, including one for a loss of a yard, and broke up a pass at Oklahoma State before leaving the game early with an injury... led all Cougar defenders with 11 tackles, including six solo stops, against Air Force in Dallas... finished with seven solo tackles, a pass breakup and a tackle for a 2-yard loss at Colorado State... recorded seven tackles, including three solo, at No. 23 East Carolina... posted six tackles, including a pair of solo stops, and broke up a pass against C-USA rival UAB. .. led the Cougars with seven solo tackles and returned an interception two yards at C-USA rival SMU... recorded a career-high 19 tackles with a pair of pass breakups at C-USA rival Marshall... also assisted on a tackle for a loss of a yard against the Thundering Herd... recorded four tackles with a pair of pass breakup against C-USA rival Tulane during the annual Homecoming game... finished with five tackles, including four solo stops, and broke up a pass against No. 24 Tulsa... posted seven tackles, including four solo stops, against C-USA rival UTEP... led all players with 11 tackles, including eight solo stops, and broke up a pass at C-USA rival Rice.

    JUNIOR (2007)
    One of 12 players to start all 13 games... Team leader with four interceptions... Recorded at least 10 tackles in three straight games against C-USA rivals Marshall, Tulsa and SMU... Tallied three solo tackles and a pass breakup during the season opener at Oregon... Recorded three tackles and broke up two passes at Conference USA rival Tulane... Also picked off a pass against the Green Wave... Recorded five tackles, including a pair of solo stops, against Colorado State during the home opener... Tied the game at 24-24 late in the third quarter after scooping up a fumble and racing 37 yards to the end zone for his first collegiate score... Recorded six tackles against C-USA rival East Carolina... Posted five tackles, including three solo stops, at Alabama... Broke up two passes against Rice... Posted a solo tackle and returned an interception 12 yards at UAB... Finished with four tackles, including three solo stops, and added one tackle for a loss of four yards at UTEP... Led the Cougars with 10 tackles, including three solo, with a 7-yard interception return against SMU... Also recovered a fumble and broke up a pass against the Mustangs... Led Cougars with 11 tackles, including four solo stops, at C-USA rival Tulsa... Tied for team lead with 10 tackles, including four solo stops, against C-USA rival Marshall... Recorded an interception and added a tackle against Texas Southern during the regular-season finale. Texas Bowl: Recorded nine tackles, including five solo stops, against TCU... Finished second among UH defenders with his tackles total.

    SOPHOMORE (2006)
    One of only 10 players to start all 14 games, setting a UH single-season record... named All-Conference USA Honorable Mention by the head coaches... versatile defensive back who started 11 games at cornerback, two games at strong safety and one at free safety... ranked fifth on the team with 72 tackles but finished second with 56 solo stops... second on team with 13 pass breakups... posted five tackles, including two solo stops, against Tulane during the home opener... recorded two tackles and a pass breakup against Grambling State... made three tackles, including two solo, and forced a fumble against Oklahoma State... topped all Cougar defenders with 12 tackles, including 10 solo stops, at Miami (Fla.)... led all players with 18 tackles, including 15 solo stops, against ULL... total was the most tackles by any player in the all-time series against the Cajuns... also broke up a pass against the Cajuns... recorded three solo tackles and a pair of pass breakups at Southern Miss... finished with four tackles, including three solo, and broke up two passes against UTEP... made eight tackles, including seven solo, against UCF... led the team with three pass breakups and added a solo tackle against Tulsa... posted three tackles, including two solo, with a pass breakup and added one tackle for a loss of a yard at SMU to help the Cougars clinch the C-USA West Division. C-USA Championship Game: Recorded five tackles, including three solo, and added a pass breakup against Southern Miss. AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Registered eight tackles and one pass breakup against South Carolina.

    REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2005)
    Appeared in all 12 games with starts in each of the last 10 contests... led the team with four interceptions during his first collegiate season... ranked fourth among all defenders with 76 tackles, including 42 solo stops... stopped a Sam Houston State drive with a 15-yard interception return late in the first half during the Robertson Stadium opener... was the first pickoff of his career... recorded six tackles with four solo stops at UTEP in the C-USA opener... finished with seven tackles, including five solo stops, in the win at Tulsa... made the play of the game on the Cougar 5-yard line with about a minute remaining in the game, stopping All-America tight end Garrett Mills, stripping the ball and recovering the fumble to seal the win... posted seven tackles, including a pair of solo stops, against Tulane... recorded seven tackles with five solo stops against Memphis... posted three tackles with a pass breakup at Mississippi State... finished second on the team with 12 tackles, including eight solo, at C-USA rival UCF... also added an interception against the Golden Knights... finished with nine tackles, including four solo against Southern Miss... stopped a Golden Eagle drive with an interception midway through the fourth quarter... led the team with 10 tackles, including five solo stops, and added a 1-yard interception against Rice during the regular-season finale. Fort Worth Bowl: Tied Rocky Schwartz for the team-lead with eight tackles against Kansas.

    FRESHMAN (2004)
    Sat out as a redshirt.

    CONNALLY HIGH SCHOOL
    Named by the Austin American-Statesman as one of Central Texas' Top Recruits ... selected Honorable Mention All-Central Texas... picked up First-Team All-District honors in both 2002 and 2003... member of the Austin/Central Texas All-Star Football Game... a two-time Academic All-District... was the Junior Male Athlete-of-the-Year... Honorable Mention All-District in basketball... member of the 4x200-meter relay team which placed fourth in state meet.

    PERSONAL
    Full name is Kenneth Julius Fontenette, Jr.... born Jan. 14, 1986, in Austin, Texas ... son of Ken and Susan Fontenette of Pflugerville, Texas... also recruited by Purdue, Kansas, Rice and TCU... enjoys playing other sports in his spare time... majoring in kinesiology-sports administration.

    Kenneth Fontenette's Career Bests
    Tackles: 19, at Marshall (10-28-08)
    Tackles for Loss: 1.0, done five times; Most recently at Colorado State (9-20-08)
    Forced Fumbles: 1, vs. Oklahoma State (9-23-06); at Tulsa (10-1-05)
    Fumble Recoveries: 1, done four times; Most recently vs. Southern (8-30-08)
    Long Fumble Return: 37, vs. Colorado State (9-22-07)
    Fumble Return TD: 1, vs. Colorado State (9-22-07)
    Interceptions: 1, done nine times; Most recently at SMU (10-18-08)
    Long INT Return: 15, vs. Sam Houston State (9-10-05)
    Pass Breakups: 3, vs. Tulsa (11-4-06)
    Punt Returns: 3, vs. Southern (8-30-08)
    Punt Return Yards: 38, vs. Southern (8-30-08)
    Long Punt Return: 24, vs. Southern (8-30-08)

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