Kenneth Boatright

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Kenneth Boatright
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1990-03-06) March 6, 1990 (age 29)
Joliet, Illinois
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Bolingbrook (IL)
College:Southern Illinois
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:International
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:1
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR
Player stats at

Kenneth Boatright (born March 6, 1990) is an American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Seattle Seahawks. He also was a member of the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Southern Illinois University.

Early years[edit]

Boatright attended Bolingbrook High School. As a senior, he helped the team win the conference championship (9-3 record) and reach the second round of the playoffs.[1]

He also practiced track and volleyball.

College career[edit]

Boatright accepted a football scholarship from NAIA Midland University. As a freshman free safety, he tallied 39 tackles and one sack.

As sophomore, he registered 82 tackles (second on the team), 2 sacks, 2 interceptions, 11 pass breakups and one blocked a punt. He received honorable-mention All-Conference honors. He transferred after the season to Southern Illinois University.

In 2010, he was redshirted and converted him into a defensive end. As a junior, he collected 6.5 sacks (led the team and eighth in the conference), 13.5 tackles for loss (led the team and fourth in the conference) and 2 fumble recoveries.

As a senior, he posted 62 tackles (third on the team), 5.5 sacks (led the team and seventh in the conference), 10 quarterback hurries (led the team), 13.5 tackles for loss (led the team and third in the conference).[2] He contributed to the defense finishing 10th in the nation in rushing defense (111.27 yards per game). He made a career-high 8 tackles against Southeast Missouri State University. He had 6 tackles (2.5 for loss) and 2 sacks against Indiana State University. He blocked a punt and recovered it for a touchdown against the University of Northern Iowa.

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Boatright was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks after the 2013 NFL Draft on April 27.[3] On August 2, he was waived with a shoulder injury and was placed on the injured reserve list the following day.[4] He was cut on June 16, 2014.[5]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On August 1, 2014, he was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys.[6] He was released on August 30 and signed to the practice squad one day later. On December 13, he was promoted to the active roster.

On September 1, 2015, he was waived with a career threatening neck injury by the Cowboys.[7] On the following day, he cleared waivers and was reverted to the team's injured reserve list. He was released on May 6, 2016.

BC Lions (CFL)[edit]

On February 21, 2017, Boatright signed with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League.[8] He was released on October 3.

Personal life[edit]

Boatright is one of 12 children in his family.


  1. ^ "Southern Illinois Profile". Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Missouri Valley Preseason All-Conference Team". Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Seahawks Agree to Terms with Nine Undrafted Rookie Free Agents". Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "Seahawks sign Early Doucet, waived/injured DE Kenneth Boatright". Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  5. ^ Condotta, Bob (June 16, 2014). "Seahawks sign Kevin Williams and RB Demitrius Bronson, release QB Keith Price and DE Kenneth Boatright". Retrieved June 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "Dallas Cowboys sign DE Ken Boatright to two-year contract after working out three DEs on Friday". Archived from the original on August 6, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
  7. ^ Helman, David (September 1, 2015). "Cowboys Release Four, Make Six Roster Moves To Meet 75-Man Limit". Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  8. ^ "BC LIONS SIGN DEFENSIVE LINE FOURSOME". BC Lions. February 21, 2017. Retrieved March 16, 2017.

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