91  Kellen Heard
Kellen Heard


Wharton, TX

High School:
Wharton HS

Last College:
Texas A&M

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 355





Transfered to Memphis with one year of eligibility from Texas A&M where he lettered three seasons on the defensive line...Made the transfer to offensive line in fall camp...Played in nine of 11 games at right tackle on the offensive line and at nose tackle on the defensive line...Played in 34.4 percent of the offensive plays in games he has played on the O-Line...Moved to the defensive line prior to the game against Tennessee and played the final four games at the position...Finished the year with six tackles and 1.5 TFLs for a total loss of six yards...Made his Memphis debut in the fourth series of the season opener against Ole Miss at right tackle...Logged 21 of 78 snaps on the O-line...Participated in 30 of 63 offensive plays against Middle Tennessee...Worked a career high 34 snaps against UT Martin...Saw action in 20 of the team's 62 offensive plays against Marshall...Did not play against UCF, UTEP and Southern Miss due to an injury...Returned against East Carolina and worked 14 snaps at right tackle...Played in his first game for Memphis at nose tackle on the defensive line in the Tennessee game and finished with three tackles...Assisted on a tackle for a loss of a yard...Participated on the defensive line against UAB...Made two assisted tackles against Houston...Had one tackle against Tulsa that resulted in a loss of six yards.

Texas A&M:

Spent four seasons with Texas A&M...After using 2005 as a redshirt year, came off the bench to provide 13 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 12 games as a freshman in 2006...Posted a pair of quarterback sacks against Nebraska...As a sophomore in 2007, recorded 37 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss...Forced three fumbles...Posted six tackles against both Fresno State and Kansas...Recorded a sack against Texas...Finished his sophomore campaign strong by earning his first career start and posting five tackles against Penn State in the Alamo Bowl...Played in 11 games with two starts as a junior in 2008...Had 17 total tackles with nine solo stops and a pass breakup...Earned starts against New Mexico and Miami at nose guard.


Four-time all-district and two-time Class 3A all-state selection at Wharton High School...Member of Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine Super Team in 2003...As a senior in 2003, had 39 pancakes and 50 pins on offense, and 56 tackles, including nine for losses, on defense...As a junior, produced 78 tackles, including 20 TFLs, five sacks and three forced fumbles...As a sophomore, he had 48 tackles, including 10 TFLs and three sacks...As a freshman, Heard contributed 61 tackles and three sacks...Coached by Russell Roberts...Also was a standout in basketball, averaging 27 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior...Set school records for bench press, power clean and squat at Wharton.


Kellen Lavelle Heard is the son of Gloria and Decline Heard...Born October 17, 1985.

Heard's Career Defensive Statistics
2006* 12/0 6 7 13 0 1-0 0 2.5-8 2.5-8 0-0
2007* 13/1 11 26 37 3 0 3 4.5-17 1-7 0-0
2008* 11/2 9 8 17 1 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2009 9/0 2 4 6 0 0-0 0 1.5-6 0-0 0-0
TOTAL 45/3 28 45 73 4 1-0 3 8.5-31 3.5-15 0-0

Heard's Career Highs
Tackles 6 (2 games, last vs. Kansas 2007)
Solo Tackles 4 (New Mexico 2008)
Assisted Tackles 5 (2 games, last vs. Kansas 2007)
Tackles For Loss 2 (Nebraska 2006)
Sacks 2 (Nebraska 2006)
Forced Fumbles 1 (3 games, last vs. Texas 2007)
Fumbles Recovered 1 (Missouri 2006)
Offensive Snaps 34 (vs. UT Martin 2009)

*at Texas A&M

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