Robert Kent Joins Ruff Riders
The Abilene Ruff Riders have signed a new quarterback, Robert Kent.
Kent comes from Jackson State in Jackson, Mississippi where he set school records in passing yards and total offense. He started at Jackson ever since his freshman year while also helping the team rebuild their program. In 45 games, he completed 825 of 1539 passes (53.6%) for 11,797 yards, 104 touchdowns and 58 interceptions, averaging 262.16 yards per game. His 11,797 yards passing rank fourth in NCAA Division 1-AA history. He joins just three other athletes in Division 1-AA annals to throw for over 100 touchdowns in a career.
Kent runs a 4.87 in the 40-yard dash, a 1.7 in the 10-yard dash, a 4.25 in the 20-yard shuttle, and a 7.71 in the three-cone drill. He also has a 26.5-inch vertical jump, a 9'2" broad jump, a 33 5/8-inch arm length, 8 7/8-inch hands, and he is also right-handed.
Kent attended Gentry High in Indianola, Mississippi where he earned All-State honors as a senior. He threw for 2883 yards and 30 touchdowns in his final season and also lettered in track, basketball and tennis.
After college, Kent attended the Tennessee Titans training camp. Kent started his indoor professional football career for the Alabama Steeldogs but after only three games, was traded to the Lubbock Renegades where he gave the renegades their true identity. Given the nickname "Superman", no one questioned the name because of the way he performed on the field. After his season with the Renegades, Kent was signed by the Toronto Argonauts.
The Abilene Ruff Riders have a home game this Saturday, April 24 at 7pm. You can buy tickets at the Ruff Riders office at 2249 S. Treadaway or at the box office. For more ticket information you contact our office at 325-677-7277.
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