Kenny Britt #18 WR
Height: 6-3 Weight: 223 Age: 27
Born: 9/19/1988 Bayonne , NJ
Experience: 7th season
High School: Bayonne HS [NJ]
Selected By: Tennessee Titans
Pick (Overall): 30 (30)
The Big East Conference's elite receiver ended his brilliant three-year career as the league's all-time leading receiver with 3,043 receiving yards in just 34 games. The Associated Press third-team All-American ranked second in the nation with an average of 114.25 receiving yards per game and finished eighth nationally with 87 receptions, an average of 7.25 grabs each contest.
Known for his ability to gain yardage after the catch, Britt closed out his career in explosive fashion, registering his 14th 100-yard receiving game vs. North Carolina State in the PapaJohns.com Bowl. That total tied the Big East Conference record that was first set by Larry Fitzgerald of Pittsburgh (2002-03). That record also included a string of five consecutive 100-yard performances during his junior campaign.
Britt also etched his name in the school record books. His 17 touchdown catches tied the Rutgers all-time record and he also became the all-time leader in receiving yardage (3,043) while ranking third on the school career-record list with 178 receptions, a total that also places him fourth in Big East history.
After his banner 2008 campaign that saw Britt establish Scarlet Knight season records with 87 catches for 1,371 yards, the junior decided to forgo his final season and declared for the 2009 NFL Draft. He is the second player in the Greg Schiano era at Rutgers to leave school early, joining tailback Ray Rice, a second-round draft selection of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2008 NFL Draft. During Britt's three-year career in Piscataway, the Scarlet Knights won 27 games, including three bowl victories.
At Bayonne High School, the local product was rated the 22nd-best receiver in the country and the fifth-best overall talent in the state of New Jersey by Rivals.com. The Prep Star and Super Prep All-American added All-Hudson County first-team honors from the Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic Association, The Star-Ledger and Jersey Journal.
As a senior, Britt was credited with 24 receptions for 462 yards and six touchdowns. That total included seven catches for 136 yards vs. Bridgewater-Raritan and he also eclipsed the 100-yard mark vs. Union Hill with four catches for 112 yards. As a junior, he added 28 catches for 515 yards and six touchdowns. He would conclude his prep career with an appearance in the 2006 New York/New Jersey Governor's Bowl.
Britt enrolled at Rutgers in 2006, where the coaching staff originally planned to redshirt him. However, solid performances in practices forced the team to activate him for nine games, as he started six of the final seven contests. He would go on to make 29 catches for 440 yards (15.2 avg.) and a pair of touchdowns, all coming in those six starting assignments, including an eye-popping total 10 catches vs. West Virginia, a team that boasted one of the top secondaries in the country.
Despite posting the sixth-best receiving yardage total in Big East Conference history (1,232 yards) and ranking second on the team with 62 receptions (19.9 avg.), Britt was only named to the league's All-Big East second team. He also hauled in eight passes for touchdowns, averaging 94.77 aerial yards per game. For that performance, he was named the team's Offensive Most Valuable Player.
Britt finally began to receive national attention in 2008. The third-team All-American and first-team All-Big East pick led the league in receptions (7.25 pg) and receiving yards (114.25 ypg). He set school season records with 87 receptions and 1,371 yards (15.8 avg.), as his yardage total was the second-best season effort in conference annals. He also was used in the backfield, completing his only collegiate pass attempt for 28 yards while adding 75 yards and a score on seven reverses.