|Full Name:||Kenyan Drake|
|Place of Birth:||Powder Springs, Georgia|
Kenyan Drake Stats, Bio, Age, Net Worth, & Career
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 Football Career
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 Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings
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 Personal Life
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.
Awards & Achievements
Kenyan Drake Quotes
- On his running style: “I’ve always been taught to be the hammer, not the nail. So that’s the way I play.”
- On his charitable efforts: “I feel like that's just how we're supposed to be as human beings. You should help somebody else obtain what you've got because I wouldn't be here without the other people that I've had in my life that positively impacted me.”
- On his parents: “Obviously, my parents played a pivotal role with who I am today.”
Kenyan Drake Fun Facts
- Drake suffered a broken arm and a broken leg in college and overcame both to win national championships and make it in the NFL
- 2020 is the first of his five seasons where Drake will carry the ball more than 170 times.
- He has never fumbled more than twice in one season in the NFL
- Drake has yet to play in 60% of his team’s offensive snaps as a pro, meaning he is just scratching the surface of what he’s capable of.
- He has done charitable work with Smile Train to help provide free cleft surgery for those who need it in developing nations.
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