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Kenneth Fontenette

Height: 5-11 | Weight: 188 | College: Houston
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2007 Season

All-Conference USA Second Team. One of 12 players to start all 13 games … Team leader with four interceptions … Recorded at least 10 tackles in three straight games against C-USA rivals Marshall, Tulsa and SMU … Tallied three solo tackles and a pass breakup during the season opener at Oregon … Recorded three tackles and broke up two passes at Conference USA rival Tulane … Also picked off a pass against the Green Wave … Recorded five tackles, including a pair of solo stops, against Colorado State during the home opener … Tied the game at 24-24 late in the third quarter after scooping up a fumble and racing 37 yards to the end zone for his first collegiate score … Recorded six tackles against C-USA rival East Carolina … Posted five tackles, including three solo stops, at Alabama … Broke up two passes against Rice … Posted a solo tackle and returned an interception 12 yards at UAB … Finished with four tackles, including three solo stops, and added one tackle for a loss of four yards at UTEP … Led the Cougars with 10 tackles, including three solo, with a 7-yard interception return against SMU … Also recovered a fumble and broke up a pass against the Mustangs … Led Cougars with 11 tackles, including four solo stops, at CUSA rival Tulsa … Tied for team lead with 10 tackles, including four solo stops, against C-USA rival Marshall … Recorded an interception and added a tackle against Texas Southern during the regular-season finale. Texas Bowl: Recorded nine tackles, including five solo stops, against TCU … Finished second among UH defenders.

2006 Season

One of only 10 players to start all 14 games, setting a UH single-season record … named All-Conference USA Honorable Mention by the head coaches … versatile defensive back who started 11 games at cornerback, two games at strong safety and one at free safety … ranked fifth on the team with 72 tackles but finished second with 56 solo stops … second on team with 13 pass breakups … posted five tackles, including two solo stops, against Tulane during the home opener … recorded two tackles and a pass breakup against Grambling State … made three tackles, including two solo, and forced a fumble against Oklahoma State … topped all Cougar defenders with 12 tackles, including 10 solo stops, at Miami (Fla.) … led all players with 18 tackles, including 15 solo stops, against ULL … total was the most tackles by any player in the all-time series against the Cajuns … also broke up a pass against the Cajuns … recorded three solo tackles and a pair of pass breakups at Southern Miss … finished with four tackles, including three solo, and broke up two passes against UTEP … made eight tackles, including seven solo, against UCF … led the team with three pass breakups and added a solo tackle against Tulsa … posted three tackles, including two solo, with a pass breakup and added one tackle for a loss of a yard at SMU to help the Cougars clinch the C-USA West Division … recorded five tackles, including three solo, and added a pass breakup against Southern Miss during the C-USA Championship Game … registered eight tackles and one pass breakup against South Carolina in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

2005 Season

2005 The Sporting News Freshman All-America, Honorable Mention, 2005 Conference USA All-Freshmen Team. Appeared in all 12 games with starts in each of the last 10 contests … led the team with four interceptions during his first collegiate season … ranked fourth among all defenders with 76 tackles, including 42 solo stops … stopped a Sam Houston State drive with a 15-yard interception return late in the first half during the Robertson Stadium opener … was the first pickoff of his career … recorded six tackles with four solo stops at UTEP in the C-USA opener … rinished with seven tackles, including five solo stops, in the win at Tulsa … made the play of the game on the Cougar 5-yard line with about a minute remaining in the game, stopping All-America tight end Garrett Mills, stripping the ball and recovering the fumble to seal the win … posted seven tackles, including a pair of solo stops, against Tulane … recorded seven tackles with five solo stops against Memphis … posted three tackles with a pass breakup at Mississippi State … finished second on the team with 12 tackles, including eight solo, at C-USA rival UCF … also added an interception against the Golden Knights … finished with nine tackles, including four solo against Southern Miss … stopped a Golden Eagle drive with an interception midway through the fourth quarter … led the team with 10 tackles, including five solo stops, and added a 1-yard interception against Rice during the regular-season finale … tied Rocky Schwartz for the team-lead with eight tackles against Kansas in the Fort Worth Bowl.

2004 Season

Redshirted the season.

High School

Named by the Austin American-Statesman as one of Central Texas' Top Recruits … selected Honorable Mention, All-Central Texas at Connally High School … picked up First-Team, All-District honors in both 2002 and 2003 … member of the Austin/Central Texas All-Star Football Game … a two-time Academic All-District … was the Junior Male Athlete-of-the-Year … honorable Mention, All-District in basketball … member of the 4x200-meter relay team which placed fourth in state meet.


Full name is Kenneth Julius Fontenette, Jr … . born January 14, 1986, in Austin, Texas … son of Ken and Susan Fontenette of Pflugerville, Texas … also recruited by Purdue, Kansas, Rice and TCU … enjoys playing other sports in his spare time … majoring in sports administration.


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