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Kenyan Drake, RB

School: Alabama  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Powder Spring, GA
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 210 lbs.
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04/22/2015 - The biggest concern for Alabama's backfield figured to be finding enough carries to go around after four top running back prospects signed with the Crimson Tide two years ago. Dismissals, injuries and transfers have taken a toll since then, and only Derrick Henry remains from that 2013 group. The latest blow came when highly rated signee Bo Scarbrough went down with a knee injury during last weekend's scrimmage that leaves his status for next season in question. Tyren Jones had been dismissed and Altee Tenpenny also left in the offseason They joined fellow 2013 signee Alvin Kamara, along with Dee Hart, in departing the program for one reason or another the past couple of years. T.J. Yeldon also kept up the trend of 'Bama backs skipping a senior season to enter the NFL draft.

"We've had really injuries, suspensions, and lost some people at that position so what seemed like a pretty strong position for us, depth-wise, has gotten a little thin," Tide coach Nick Saban said. If Henry and Kenyan Drake can stay healthy and five-star signee Damien Harris lives up to his billing when he arrives on campus, it shouldn't be a problem. Alabama has had to replace a tailback who left early for the NFL three of the past four seasons, after all. But Drake is returning from a broken leg sustained last season and seeing some practice time at wide receiver to take advantage of his versatility. - AP Sports

10/08/2014 - Alabama tailback Kenyan Drake has had surgery to repair a broken left leg and is likely out for the season. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Monday it could be 8-10 weeks before Drake can start trying to work his way back. He said tailback Derrick Henry sustained a similar injury in spring 2013. Drake's foot was twisted at a severe angle after a run against Mississippi. Drake has run for 112 yards and a team-leading four touchdowns. He also has 159 yards and two scores on five receptions, including an 87-yarder against Florida. Saban also said linebacker Denzel Devall had surgery for an ankle injury but could return in three or four weeks. Center Ryan Kelly is likely out for a couple of weeks with a sprained knee. - AP Sports

08/13/2014 - Other Alabama prospects worth watching: RB Kenyan Drake, Junior...Like Yeldon, Drake doesn't look the part of a traditional running back, sporting a relatively lean and high-cut frame. He's a naturally elusive runner with good stop-start quickness, agility and a spin move to complement impressive acceleration. Drake served as Yeldon's primary backup last season, rushing for 694 yards and eight touchdowns but he's been plagued by off-field issues (including an arrest July 5) that require further investigation from the NFL. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

07/07/2014 - Alabama RB Drake arrested...Alabama junior running back Kenyan Drake was arrested Saturday morning and charged with a misdemeanor count of obstructing government operations, according to AL.com. Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's said Drake's bond was set at $1,000 and that he secured a bondsman. It is not clear how Drake obstructed government operations. The sheriff's office did not immediately provide details. According to the criminal code of Alabama, the crime is a Class A misdemeanor. The school did not immediately comment on Drake's arrest. Drake, a backup last year, rushed for 694 yards with eight touchdowns. He has 975 rushing yards with 13 touchdowns in two seasons. - The Sports Xchange

 
Player News
04/22/2015 - The biggest concern for Alabama's backfield figured to be finding enough carries to go around after four top running back prospects signed with the Crimson Tide two years ago. Dismissals, injuries and transfers have taken a toll since then, and only Derrick Henry remains from that 2013 group. The latest blow came when highly rated signee Bo Scarbrough went down with a knee injury during last weekend's scrimmage that leaves his status for next season in question. Tyren Jones had been dismissed and Altee Tenpenny also left in the offseason They joined fellow 2013 signee Alvin Kamara, along with Dee Hart, in departing the program for one reason or another the past couple of years. T.J. Yeldon also kept up the trend of 'Bama backs skipping a senior season to enter the NFL draft.

"We've had really injuries, suspensions, and lost some people at that position so what seemed like a pretty strong position for us, depth-wise, has gotten a little thin," Tide coach Nick Saban said. If Henry and Kenyan Drake can stay healthy and five-star signee Damien Harris lives up to his billing when he arrives on campus, it shouldn't be a problem. Alabama has had to replace a tailback who left early for the NFL three of the past four seasons, after all. But Drake is returning from a broken leg sustained last season and seeing some practice time at wide receiver to take advantage of his versatility. - AP Sports

 

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