Former Memphis Standout Kevin Prentiss Named af2\\"s Top Kick Returner of All-Time

February 27, 2009 - arenafootball2 (af2)

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CHICAGO - The arenafootball2 league (af2) announced today that WR/KR KEVIN PRENTISS has been named the league\'s top kick returner of all-time, as selected by a group of af2 head coaches past and present, members of the media and fans throughout the country. The diminutive Prentiss (5-8, 155 pounds), arguably the most feared kick returner in the league for four seasons (2003-06), finished his af2 career as the league\'s all-time leader in kick return touchdowns with 14. His explosive playmaking skills also helped key Memphis to three playoff appearances and one ArenaCup Championship in 2005.

"Kevin had an amazing run in our league," said af2 President Jerry Kurz. "He may have been small in stature, but his explosiveness and skill were a big reason behind Memphis\' success. He was a true game changer that excited fans every time he stepped on the field."

TOP 10 af2 KICK RETURNERS OF ALL-TIME

1. Kevin Prentiss

2. Jarrail Jackson

3. Shon King

4. Ira Gooch

5. Lincoln Dupree

6. Steve Gonzalez

7. Kenyatte Morgan

8. P.J. Berry

9. Chavis McCollister

10. Ivory McCann

Kevin Prentiss at a glance

The former Mississippi State standout enjoyed four stellar seasons in the af2, all with the Memphis Xplorers. In his rookie af2 campaign in 2003, Prentiss played in eight games and ranked third in the league in kickoff return average, netting nearly 27 yards per run back (26.9). In 2004, his first full year in the af2, Prentiss was a blur. He led the league with an eye-popping eight kick return TDs and ranked first in kick return average at nearly 29 yards per return (28.8). He also ranked third in scoring (258 points; 43 total TDs - 35 receiving), third in all-purpose yards (2,858) and third in receiving yards (1,510). Prentiss was nearly as impressive in 2005, returning four kick returns for touchdowns while again leading the league in yards per return (26.3). He also finished second in the af2 in all-purpose yards (3,104), third in receiving TDs (40) and fourth in scoring (264 points; 44 total TDs). Prentiss\' play in 2005 was a major reason behind Memphis\' success as the Xplorers finished 13-3 in the regular season to claim their first division title. He capped off his exceptional season by propelling the Xplorers to their first ArenaCup Championship. Overall, Prentiss finished his af2 career as the league\'s all-time leader in kick return TDs (14). He also ranks among the league\'s all-time leaders in kick returns, receiving and scoring. Prentiss spent parts of two seasons (2006, 2007) in the AFL with the Las Vegas Gladiators.

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