Senior defensive end Kenny Kendal provides valuable depth to the IU defensive line. In 2005, Kendal recovered a fumble at Nicholls State, and he had a season-high four tackles in the season opener at Central Michigan. Kendal started all 11 games for the Hoosiers in 2004 and was the team leader with 5.5 sacks on the season. Kendal closed the year with 8.5 tackles for loss, good for third best on the team.
He had a big game at Kentucky, registering five solo tackles, including two for loss and a sack, to go along with a pair of forced fumbles. In a double-overtime game at Northwestern, he compiled three total tackles and two quarterback hurries. Kendal registered two sacks and a pass breakup at Purdue in the final contest of the season.
Kendal started all 12 games at defensive end in 2003, playing 807 snaps. He closed the season with 30 tackles (21 solo and nine assisted). He finished tied for fourth on the team with 4.5 tackles for loss.
Kendal recorded five tackles at Minnesota on Nov. 1 and also had four solo stops (two for a loss of 13 yards) at Michigan.
Kendal turned in one of the most productive spring camps of anyone on the Indiana roster in 2003 and came out of spring ball as the starter at right end. Following spring drills, Kendal was named the Most Outstanding Sophomore in the spring for the Hoosiers.
Kendal at out the 2002 season as a redshirt.
The Chicago, Ill., native came to the Hoosiers after a prep career at Gordon Tech High School. Kendal was an honorable mention All-State selection by the Chicago Sun Times and the Chicago Tribune. He was the Catholic Metro Conference Defensive Player of the Year as well as Gordon Tech's Team MVP. Kendal also was a two-time All-Catholic Metro Conference selection.
The son of Gary Kendal was born November 30, 1983 and is majoring in recreation sport management.
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