2017 NFL Draft

Kenny Demens, ILB

School: Michigan  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Oak Park, MI
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 245 lbs.
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Latest News
11/10/2012 - Michigan put together a second-half comeback and kept its narrowing Rose Bowl hopes alive with a 38-31 overtime victory over Northwestern on Saturday at Michigan Stadium. Quarterback Devin Gardner scored on a one-yard touchdown run in overtime, and linebacker Kenny Demens stopped Tony Jones of Northwestern on fourth-and-two to end the game. Gardner started at quarterback in place of Denard Robinson, who sat out his second straight game because of an ulnar nerve injury in his right arm. Venric Mark gave Northwestern a 7-0 lead less than seven minutes into the game on a three-yard touchdown run that completed a 10-play, 78-yard drive. Less than six minutes later, Gardner tied the game on an eight-yard touchdown run, diving to the end zone and clipping the pylon with the football. Gardner's touchdown run completed a 10-play, 78-yard drive for the Wolverines, aided by 20 yards in penalties against the Wildcats. - The Sports Xchange

09/22/2012 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: The Wolverines face a confident and multi-faceted Notre Dame offense, led by QB Everett Golson. The young Fighting Irish leader has demonstrated a good arm and escape-ability, so Michigan coach Brady Hoke is legitimately concerned. "I think Everett Golson who has done a nice job running the offense and managing it, with a lot of tight ends involved, and they are a good football team," Hoke said. "So we have our hands full." The Wolverines are hoping that facing QB Denard Robinson in practice every day will have them prepared for Golson. PLAYERS TO WATCH: LB Kenny Demens -- Has played in 41 straight games for the Wolverines, and made 23 straight starts at middle linebacker. For the Wolverines to be successful at Notre Dame, Demens needs to have a big night. - The Sports Xchange

09/07/2012 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: The Wolverines took just the kind of hit they could least afford when veteran DB Blake Countess went down early in the Alabama game. The news was pretty grim -- Countess tore up his knee and will be lost for the season. Michigan coach Brady Hoke is concerned with the Air Force speed -- something he won't let QB Denard Robinson simulate. "It will take us a little bit of time to get used to the speed because we don't have a quarterback who can run like theirs, besides our (starting) quarterback, but he's not going to run scout team this week." - The Sports Xchange

07/19/2012 - 2012 ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Kenny Demens, LB, Michigan, has been selected to the Preseason Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented the nation's top college lineman or linebacker each year by The Rotary Club of Houston. Demens has appeared in 38 consecutive games for Michigan, including 20 straight starts at middle linebacker. In 2011, Demens led the Wolverines with 94 tackles and had five stops for losses, three sacks and two pass breakups. He started all 13 games for a U-M defense that ranked second in the Big Ten and sixth in the nation in scoring defense (17.4 points per game). The Wolverines also led the Big Ten in fourth-down conversion percentage (38.1 percent), red zone defense (68.3 percent scoring efficiency), turnovers forced (29) and fumbles recovered (20) while ranking third in rushing defense (131.7 yards per game), third in third-down conversion percentage (36.4 percent) and fourth in total yards (322.2 yards per game). Demens received U-M's Roger Zatkoff Award as the team's top linebacker following last season. - Michigan football


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