5 Kenny Potter
Kenny  Potter

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Pedro, Calif.

High School:
San Pedro HS

Last College:
Long Beach City College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 208

Position:
QB

Experience:
2V


03/18/2017

Football Scrimmage Over In A Flash & 2016 Team Awards Handed Out

A 60-play spring practice football scrimmage only took about an hour.

11/26/2016

Season Ends With Best Defensive Effort Of 2016 In 16-14 Win Over Fresno State

The Spartans keep the Valley Trophy with a second-half shutout.

11/20/2016

Spartans Prepare To Defend Valley Trophy In Football Finale

The Sparatns are averaging 33 points a game the last three games.

11/19/2016

Late Air Force TD Pass Results In 41-38 Loss

The lead changed hands twice in the final four minutes.

11/05/2016

Spartans Battle Valiantly In 45-31 Loss To #24-Boise State

San José State's 495 yards of total offense are the most since the Portland State win.

12/19/2015

San Jose State vs. Georgia State

AutoNation Cure Bowl

11/27/2015

San Jose State vs. Boise State

Check out the photo gallery from the San Jose State football game against Boise State.

11/14/2015

San Jose State at Nevada

San Jose State at Nevada

11/06/2015

BYU 17, San Jose State 16

The Spartans fall to BYU, on November 6, 2015.

10/24/2015

SJSU 31, New Mexico 21

Photos from New Mexico @ San Jose State on Oct. 24, 2015.

AT SAN JOSE STATE: Finished two seasons with the Spartans... Two-season starter at quarterback ... Played in 22 games and started 21 times... Accurate passer and highly-effective runner... Second on the San Jose State career list for passing efficiency (137.07) and rushing TDs by a quarterback (14)... Tied the school's single-season record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback twice (7)... First Spartan quarterback in the modern era (since 1950) to rush for a touchdown in four consecutive games... Passed for 300 or more yards in a game five times in his career... First joined the team for 2015 Spring practice... Became a YouTube celebrity on May 5, 2016 with his football toss from the top of Spartan Stadium into a plastic garbage receptacle located on the 45-yard line... Bullseye throw earned him the #9-position on ESPN SportsCenter's Top-10 Plays of the Day.

2016: One of four team captains for the season... Played in 11 games and started all 11... Missed the Iowa State game (9/24) due to injuries the previous week vs. Utah (9/17)... 63rd nationally in passing efficiency at 132.1... Single-game career best 340 passing yards vs. Air Force (11/19)... Also passed for 314 yards at New Mexico (10/1)... Had the most rushing attempts of any Spartan with 136... Led the team with seven rushing touchdowns... Matched the San Jose State single-season and single-game school records for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with seven for the season and three in a game vs. Air Force, respectively...  His 217.36 quarterback rating in the Portland State win (9/10) is 11th best in school history.

2015: Played in 11 games and was a starter in 10 contests... Honorable mention All-Mountain West... Most Valuable Player of the 2015 AutoNation Cure Bowl... Most accurate passer in the Mountain West completing 67.4 percent of his passes for 1,984 yards and 15 touchdowns... 34th nationally in passing efficiency with a 142.28 rating... Season-high three touchdown passes in each of the final three regular season games... Season best 336 yards and three touchdowns vs. Boise State (11/26)... Totaled three games passing for at least 300 yards - 329 in the UNLV overtime victory (10/10) and 312 at Hawai'i (11/21)... Had three games in which he completed at least 80 percent of his passes... 13-of-14 (92.9 percent) for 167 yards in his major college debut in the season-opening New Hampshire victory (9/5)... 8-of-9 (88.9 percent) for 72 yards at Oregon State (9/19)... 16-of-20 for 181 yards and two touchdowns in the New Mexico victory (10/24)... Had a stretch of 132 passes covering four complete games without throwing an interception... Second on the team in rushing with 415 yards and second in rushing touchdowns with seven... First Spartan quarterback in 30 years to rush for at least 100 yards in a game with his 116 yards on 19 carries at Nevada (11/14)... Tied the school's single-season record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with seven... First Spartan signal caller in the modern era to rush for a touchdown in four cosnecutive games... 20-yard touchdown run in the UNLV triumph was the longest TD run by a SJSU quarterback since Steve Clarkson's 21-yard touchdown run in 1982... Had five carries of 30 or more yards including a season-long 49 yards scamper at Hawai'i and two of 42 yards at Air Force (9/12) and against Georgia State in the AutoNation Cure Bowl (12/19).

COMMUNITY COLLEGE: A two-time Central League all-conference selection for Long Beach City College (Coach Brett Peabody)... Completed 63.7 percent of his passes for 4,534 yards and 40 touchdowns with 15 interceptions... Ran for 1,027 yards scoring 21 touchdowns... Led his team to the 2014 Beach Bowl victory and was named the game's Most Valuable Player... A 2014 Southern California Football Association Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football (Coach Mike Walsh), basketball and volleyball and was a team captain in each sport his senior year at San Pedro (Calif.) High... A 2012 CalHiSports third-team all-state multi-purpose player honoree... 2011 Los Angeles City Section Co-Offensive Player of the Year... Completed 52.6 percent of his passes for 2,920 yards and 34 touchdowns with 16 interceptions... Rushed 154 times for 983 yards and 18 touchdowns in two seasons for San Pedro High... A 2011 National Football Foundation Los Angeles Chapter Scholar-Athlete award recipient... Second-team All-City Division I selection and Marine League Most Valuable Player in volleyball as a senior... A two-time all-league basketball honoree.

MORE ON KENNY: A business finance major... Enjoys playing golf and beach volleyball... He is a native of San Pedro, Calif.

CAREER STATISTICS

PASSING G ATT COMP INT Pct. Yds. TD LG
2015... JR 11 270 182 7 67.4 1,984 15 49
2016...SR 11 307 183 10 59.6 2,273 16 65TD
CAREER 22 577 365 17 63.3 4,257 31 65TD
RUSHING NO. YDS. AVG. TD LG
2015... JR 114 415 3.6 7 49TD
2016...SR 136 322 2.4 7 28
CAREER 250 737 2.9 14 49TD