Brian Kilkenny

Brian Kilkenny

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Santa Rosa, California

High School:
Montgomery

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 297

Position:
Offensive Tackle

Birthdate:
11/12/1980

Experience:
2V

PERSONAL—Born 11/12/80 in Sacramento, CA...son of Patrick and Linda Kilkenny...his father is a bank president and his mother is a registered nurse...he has two older sisters, Mary, 26, and Katie, 25...entered OSU with a 3.3 GPA...he is in the College of Agriculture and is an agriculture business management major...member of the Montgomery High School honor roll for three years...enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and sports...Blane Kilkenny, a cousin, played football two years for UC-Davis...Tony Boselli of the Jacksonville Jaguars is his favorite athlete...selected OSU because, “OSU is a rising team and great coaching staff; great location; great academic reputation; high graduation rate for athletes.”

OSU—(2003—Senior)—Brian was off to a great start to the 2002 season as the Beavers’ starting left tackle, only to suffer a broken left leg (fibula)...he started the first four games of the year and the bowl game vs. Pittsburgh...all told, Brian has played in a total of 10 games thus far in his career with five starts...Brian came back strong during spring drills and reclaimed his starting spot...Brian will give OSU veteran leadership on the left side of the line...Brian has posted career weightlifting marks of 460 in the back squat, 325 in the bench press, 286.6 in the power clean, 308.6 in the push press and he has a vertical jump best of 24.5 inches.

(2002—Junior)—Brian earned a letter in a backup role to Lee Davis at left tackle in 2001 and he spent the spring in the same capacity, playing behind the senior veteran...heading into fall camp most people expected Brian to be in the same role, but Brian had other ideas...Brian earned the starting left tackle job with a stellar performance in fall camp...he started the first four games of the season, only to suffer a broken left leg (fibula) against Fresno State...Brian missed the next five games as a result of the injury...Brian came back for spot duty against Arizona...he did not play at Washington...he played against Stanford and Oregon as a backup...Brian started against Pittsburgh in the Insight Bowl, giving him five starts on the season...Brian returned to the starting lineup at left tackle for OSU’s bowl game as a result of guard David Lose suffering the same injury, a broken left fibula in the final minutes of the Oregon game...during the winter program, Brian posted weightlifting bests of 435 in the back squat, 310 in the bench press, 286 in the power clean and 303 in the push press...his top vertical jump mark was 23 inches.

(2001—Sophomore)—Brian earned a letter by playing in two games during the 2001 season...he played against Arizona and Northern Arizona as a backup tackle behind Lee Davis...Brian had paid his dues heading into the 2001 season by gaining additional weight and strength...he reported to spring practice as the No. 2 left tackle and he returned to fall camp in the same position…Brian produced weightlifting bests of 300 pounds in the bench press, 282.1 in the power clean and 400 in the squat during the winter program.

(2000—Freshman Redshirt)—Brian was in a good situation in 2000, playing behind two juniors at left tackle, Vincent Sandoval and Paul Davidian...he entered spring drills as the No. 3 left tackle and he completed spring drills in the same position.

(1999—Freshman)—Brian spent the 1999 season at OSU redshirting as an offensive lineman and playing on the scout team.

MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL, Santa Rosa, CA (1996-99)—Brian was a three-year starter for Montgomery High School, a Class 3A school...selected as the 21st best offensive lineman on PrepStar Magazine’s All-Western Region team...he was all-league (North Bay League) and second-team all-region as a junior...selected all-league as an offensive tackle and defensive end as a senior...selected first-team all-empire on offense...named the Most Valuable offensive and defensive lineman in North Bay League as a senior...selected Player-of-the-Week once by Cable One TV...nominated for top scholar athlete in league with 3.5 GPA...played basketball as a sophomore...played for Coach Jason Franci. “I have coached for 29 years and Brian is the best offensive lineman I have coached in that time,” said Franci. “He is very intelligent, has good feet and is very quick. He is a finisher. He is an outstanding student and comes from a great family. He will weigh over 300 pounds before he completes his college career,” said Franci...according to PrepStar Magazine, “The Beavers landed a tremendous offensive tackle prospect in Brian who has the size, strength and feet to play for anybody.” As a senior, Brian helped his team to the 3A-championship game with a perfect 10-0 record...benched 310 pounds and did 373 pounds in the squat in high school.

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