|Full Name:||Kenyan Drake|
|Place of Birth:||Powder Springs, Georgia|
Kenyan Drake is a running back who plays for the Arizona Cardinals in the National Football League. Known for his versatility, Drake is a player who is capable of impacting the game in a number of ways.
Under offensive-minded coach Kliff Kingsbury, he has blossomed into a high-level running back and a top-tier fantasy football option as well.
Kenyan Drake played his high school football at Hillgrove High School in Powder Springs, Georgia. In his senior year, Drake earned Georgia high school player of the year honors for his on-field performance. That year, he rushed for over 1,600 yards and 18 touchdowns.
His status as an elite running back earned him offers from top SEC schools, with Drake ultimately choosing to play college football at the University of Alabama.
Drake was a part of two national championship teams while he was at Alabama. His first collegiate title came as a freshman in 2012, while Drake served as a backup in a backfield consisting of Eddie Lacy and TJ Yeldon. The second came in his senior year, where Drake was recovering from a broken leg.
He sat behind Derrick Henry on the depth chart that year, but made an impact returning kicks, including a kick return touchdown in the national championship game against Clemson.
Kenyan Drake was taken in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. He was a consistent performer when called upon for Miami, despite the team’s struggles as a whole. He was even a part of the Miracle in Miami, where the Dolphins used a series of laterals to score and defeat the rival Patriots on the final play in a 2018 regular season contest.
In 2019, Drake was traded to the Arizona Cardinals for what ended up being a fifth round pick. The Cardinals have certainly received the better of that trade, as Drake averaged better than five yards per carry during the remainder of the 2019 season with Arizona.
Kenyan Drake signed a one year, $8.48 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals in 2020. As a whole, he has earned just over $12.1 million in his career to this point.
To this point, Drake hasn’t landed any notable endorsements, but he is likely to do so if he can keep his production at the level it has been since arriving in Arizona.
Kenyan Drake’s family life is important to him, as he has been known to draw motivation from his mother before games in the past. His father is William Drake, and he is the brother of Isaiah Drake.
Kenyan Drake has a girlfriend, though he has not shared her identity at this time.