New England Patriots
Kevin Snyder is an outstanding football player who plays LB for the New England Patriots Practice Squad. Kevin was originally signed in May-2015 as an undrafted free agent by the Detroit Lions. Kevin was the starting LB for Rutgers and has received many accolades during his Collegiate and High School career.
Kevin completed his Rutgers Pro Day (3/2015) and delivered stellar numbers compared to the top LB players at the Combine in Indianapolis; Kevin ran a blazing 40-Time of 4.54 which ranks him 2nd behind Vic Beasley; He ran a 60-Yard Shuttle of 11.41 which would rank him 3rd; He ran a 3-Cone of 7.07 which has him tied at 7th; He ran a Shuttle of 4.28 which has him ranked at 15th; He had a Vertical of 35" which had him tied at 13th; He had a Bench of 23 reps which had him tied at 13th; He has a Broad Jump of 9'9" which had him ranked 19th compared to the LB players at the Combine; At the Pro Day Kevin also exhibited his versatility by showing the scouts his skills in Long Snapping.
Kevin is a versatile player who has served as a backup at mostly SAM linebacker his first two seasons (2011-2012) before starting all 13 games at the WILL in 2013 and in 2014, he switched inside to middle linebacker, where he captained the Rutgers’ defense.
Kevin played in 51 career games (24 starts), 229 tackles (114 solo, 115 assisted), 6.5 sacks for 48 yards, 18.5 TFL for 77 yards, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 10 passes deflected.
2014 - 12 games (11 starts), 63 tackles (43 solo, 20 assisted), 1.5 sacks for 4 yards, 1.5 TFL for 4 yards, 1 forced fumble and 5 passes deflected; Named 3rd Team Preseason All-Big Ten by Phil Steele.
2013 - 13 games (13 starts), 96 tackles (46 solo, 50 assisted), 2 sacks for 16 yards, 7.5 TFL for 26 yards and 3 passes deflected; Named 4th Team Preseason All-American Athletic Conference by Phil Steele and named to American Athletic Conference All-Academic Football Team.
2012 - 13 games (1 start), 30 tackles (12 solo, 28 assisted), 2 sacks for 20 yards, 7 TFL for 36 yards, 1 fumble recovery and 2 passes deflected; Named to the Big East All-Academic Football Team.
2011 - 13 games, 40 tackles (13 solo, 27 assisted), 1 sack for 8 yards and 2.5 TFL for 11 yards.
Kevin exhibits versatility at the linebacker position, excels at stopping the run, has intuitive football instincts, superior play recognition and a willingness to learn and develop as a player.
Kevin has the work ethic, talent, heart, and determination to succeed as a professional football player, and will reward the team that signs him. Kevin is the type of player that would be an asset to your team both on and off the field.
2014: Played in 12 games with 11 starts at middle linebacker ... fourth on the team with 63 tackles ... has at least five stops in eight different games ... second on defense with five pass break-ups ... totaled seven tackles in the Quick Lane Bowl against North Carolina (12/26) ... totaled five solo tackles in win at Maryland (11/29) ... in on six stops at Michigan State (11/22) ... picked up nine tackles in win over Indiana (11/15) ... broke up a pass versus Wisconsin (11/1) ... had three stops at Nebraska (10/25) ... broke up two passes at Ohio State (10/18) and had four tackles ... tied for team lead with seven stops in win over Michigan (10/4) ... missed first career game due to injury at Navy (9/20) ... tied for a game-high nine tackles, picking up 1.5 sacks versus Penn State (9/13) ... had six stops and a forced fumble versus Howard (9/6) ... made six tackles with one pass break-up at Washington St. (8/28) ... named Third Team Preseason All-Big Ten by Phil Steele(6/5) ... moved to middle linebacker during spring practice as the starter.
2013: Started all 13 games at linebacker ... second on the team with 96 tackles ... collected 7.5 TFLs and three pass break-ups ... produced seven tackles and one pass break-up against Notre Dame in the Pinstripe Bowl (12/28) ... broke up a pass and assisted on five tackles in win over USF (12/7) ... recorded nine stops with an assisted TFL at UConn (11/30) ... totaled nine tackles, 1.5 TFLs and a sack at UCF (11/21) ... five stops versus Cincinnati (11/16) ... had 12 tackles against Temple (11/2), including an assist on fourth down late in the fourth quarter to help setup the winning score ... seven stops versus Houston (10/26) ... picked up five tackles and one quarterback hurry at Louisville (10/10) ... recorded seven tackles, three TFLs, one pass break-up and one quarterback hurry at SMU (10/5) ... collected a team-high 10 tackles in the win over Arkansas (9/21) ... notched seven tackles against Eastern Michigan (9/14) ... recorded a team-high seven tackles in the win over Norfolk State (9/7) ... started season opener at Fresno State (8/29) at linebacker and recorded six tackles, including four solo ... Phil Steele Preseason Fourth Team All-American Athletic Conference linebacker ... named to American Athletic Conference All-Academic Football Team.
2012: Appeared in all 13 games with one start against Louisville (11/29) ... saw time at both MLB and SLB ... six tackles in the 26-0 win vs. Howard (9/8) to tie his career-high and set personal bests with 1.5 tackles-for-loss and one sack ... three tackles, including a half tackle-for-loss, in the 23-15 win vs. Syracuse (10/13), also notching one fumble recovery and one pass break-up ... two tackles for a new career-high of 2.0 tackles-for-loss in the 35-10 win at Temple (10/20), also adding one pass break-up ... three tackles, including a half tackle-for-loss, in the Pitt game (11/24) ... earned first-career start in the Louisville game (11/29), making five tackles and with one sack ... named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team
2011: Appeared in all 13 games at linebacker in his initial season ... made first collegiate appearance in the 48-0 win over NCCU (9/1), recording three tackles ... recorded six tackles in the 34-10 victory over Pitt (10/8), including one tackle-for-loss and half a sack ... tallied four tackles, including 1.5 tackles-for-loss in the 27-13 win vs. Iowa State (12/30) in the 2011 Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium.
Cumberland Valley High School - Mechanicsburg, PA
PIAA Class AAAA First Team All-State selection as a senior at linebacker, led the Eagles to a 12-3 record and an appearance in the PIAA Class AAAA state semifinals, No. 28th prospect in Pennsylvania according to SuperPrep Magazine, No. 22 Keystone State prospect by Rivals.com, three-star recruit according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com, 1st Team All-State 2x, All-State Defense and Offense 1x each, Mr. PA Nominee and Team Captain Sr year.