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Kenny Onatolu
LB #56
Height:
6-2
Weight:
235
College:
Nebraska-Omaha
Hometown:
Papillion, Neb.
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 52 49 40 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2012 CAR 4 5 2 3 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIN 16 14 12 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIN 16 10 9 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIN 16 20 17 3 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Released by Carolina (4/16/13)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured right elbow by Carolina (10/17/12)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (3/22/12)...Signed as a free agent by Minnesota (12/29/08).

GP/GS
Career (52/1) [2/0]; 2012 (4/0); 2011 (16/1); 2010 (16/0); 2009 (16/0) [2/0].

2012
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (3/22)...Played in four games and was inactive for one game...Suffered a right elbow injury in practice (10/10) and was placed on injured reserve (10/17)...Tallied three special teams tackles...Vs. Seattle (10/7): Credited with a safety after chasing Seahawks punter Jon Ryan out of the back of the end zone.

2011
Played in 16 games with one start for Minnesota...Finished third on the team with 15 special teams tackles...Member of Vikings' return unit that rated second in the NFL with a team-record 26.9-yard kickoff return average...Posted five tackles and one quarterback hurry on defense...Vs. Oakland (11/20): Made first NFL start, opening at weakside linebacker in place of an injured Erin Henderson...Responded with four tackles and one quarterback hurry.

2010
Played in 16 games for Minnesota...Ranked third on the team with 10 special teams tackles...Contributed to Vikings' coverage unit that helped punter Chris Kluwe generate a career-high 38.9-yard net punting average and land 32 punts inside the 20, the second-highest figures in team history...Added one tackle on defense.

2009
Played in 16 games for Minnesota...Tied for the team lead with 24 special teams tackles...Part of Vikings' special teams that blocked for rookie Percy Harvin to place fourth in the NFL with a 27.5-yard kickoff return average and two touchdowns...Notched one tackle on defense...POSTSEASON: Played in two games...Recorded one tackle and one fumble recovery on special teams...NFC Championship at New Orleans (1/24): Recovered a fumble by Saints punt returner Reggie Bush.

2008 CFL
Played in 14 games with 12 starts for the Edmonton Eskimos...Collected 60 tackles, three sacks and two fumble recoveries...Logged eight special teams tackles.

2007 CFL
Played in 10 games for the Edmonton Eskimos...Registered eight tackles, one sack and one forced fumble...Gathered four special teams tackles.

COLLEGE
Four-time All-North Central Conference selection at Nebraska-Omaha...Played in 44 games...Totaled 324 tackles, 13 sacks, two forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, two interceptions and five passes defensed...2006 (Sr.): Named the Mavericks defensive most valuable player...Played in 11 games...Compiled 60 tackles, one interception and one pass defensed...2005 (Jr.): Earned the team's most outstanding linebacker award...Played in 11 games...Produced team highs of 87 tackles and 7.5 sacks in addition to recording two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one interception and three passed defensed...2004 (So.): Played in 11 games...Finished second on the team with 81 tackles to go along with 0.5 sacks and one pass defensed...2003 (Fr.): Played in 11 games...Ranked second on the team with 96 tackles, tied for first with five sacks and led the team with three fumble recoveries.

PERSONAL
Attended Papillion-La Vista HS in Papillion, Neb....Graduated with a degree in communications from Nebraska-Omaha...Last name is pronounced On-nuh-toe-loo.

TRANSACTIONS
Released by Carolina (4/16/13)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured right elbow by Carolina (10/17/12)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (3/22/12)...Signed as a free agent by Minnesota (12/29/08).

GP/GS
Career (52/1) [2/0]; 2012 (4/0); 2011 (16/1); 2010 (16/0); 2009 (16/0) [2/0].

2012
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (3/22)...Played in four games and was inactive for one game...Suffered a right elbow injury in practice (10/10) and was placed on injured reserve (10/17)...Tallied three special teams tackles...Vs. Seattle (10/7): Credited with a safety after chasing Seahawks punter Jon Ryan out of the back of the end zone.

2011
Played in 16 games with one start for Minnesota...Finished third on the team with 15 special teams tackles...Member of Vikings' return unit that rated second in the NFL with a team-record 26.9-yard kickoff return average...Posted five tackles and one quarterback hurry on defense...Vs. Oakland (11/20): Made first NFL start, opening at weakside linebacker in place of an injured Erin Henderson...Responded with four tackles and one quarterback hurry.

2010
Played in 16 games for Minnesota...Ranked third on the team with 10 special teams tackles...Contributed to Vikings' coverage unit that helped punter Chris Kluwe generate a career-high 38.9-yard net punting average and land 32 punts inside the 20, the second-highest figures in team history...Added one tackle on defense.

2009
Played in 16 games for Minnesota...Tied for the team lead with 24 special teams tackles...Part of Vikings' special teams that blocked for rookie Percy Harvin to place fourth in the NFL with a 27.5-yard kickoff return average and two touchdowns...Notched one tackle on defense...POSTSEASON: Played in two games...Recorded one tackle and one fumble recovery on special teams...NFC Championship at New Orleans (1/24): Recovered a fumble by Saints punt returner Reggie Bush.

2008 CFL
Played in 14 games with 12 starts for the Edmonton Eskimos...Collected 60 tackles, three sacks and two fumble recoveries...Logged eight special teams tackles.

2007 CFL
Played in 10 games for the Edmonton Eskimos...Registered eight tackles, one sack and one forced fumble...Gathered four special teams tackles.

COLLEGE
Four-time All-North Central Conference selection at Nebraska-Omaha...Played in 44 games...Totaled 324 tackles, 13 sacks, two forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, two interceptions and five passes defensed...2006 (Sr.): Named the Mavericks defensive most valuable player...Played in 11 games...Compiled 60 tackles, one interception and one pass defensed...2005 (Jr.): Earned the team's most outstanding linebacker award...Played in 11 games...Produced team highs of 87 tackles and 7.5 sacks in addition to recording two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one interception and three passed defensed...2004 (So.): Played in 11 games...Finished second on the team with 81 tackles to go along with 0.5 sacks and one pass defensed...2003 (Fr.): Played in 11 games...Ranked second on the team with 96 tackles, tied for first with five sacks and led the team with three fumble recoveries.

PERSONAL
Attended Papillion-La Vista HS in Papillion, Neb....Graduated with a degree in communications from Nebraska-Omaha...Last name is pronounced On-nuh-toe-loo.

 

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