Kevin Prince

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Kevin Prince
Kevin Prince at 2009 EagleBank Bowl.jpg
Prince at the 2009 EagleBank Bowl
No. 4
Position Quarterback
Career history
College
Bowl games
High school Encino (CA) Crespi
Personal information
Born: (1989-11-28) November 28, 1989 (age 31)
Los Angeles, California
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career highlights and awards
Quarterback Kevin Prince looks to pass during the 2009 Cal-UCLA game at the Rose Bowl UCLA vs Cal 09.jpg
Quarterback Kevin Prince looks to pass during the 2009 Cal-UCLA game at the Rose Bowl

Kevin Christopher Prince (born November 28, 1989) is a former American football quarterback. He played at Crespi Carmelite High School [1] in Encino, California. He played college football at UCLA.

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Prince was selected by head coach Rick Neuheisel to start the 2009 season opener in the Rose Bowl against San Diego State and won the game 33-14. [2] In that game, he completed 18 of 29 passes for 176 yards and threw 1 interception. [3]

College career

2009

As a freshman, Prince started 11 games and threw for 2,050 yards on the year. He became just the second UCLA quarterback to pass for over 300 yards in three games during the year [4] [5] and is second in many freshman records at UCLA, mostly behind Tommy Maddox. He injured his shoulder in the 2009 EagleBank Bowl.

2010

Prince was team captain for the 2010 season. [3] On September 25, 2010, Prince led the Bruins to an upset victory over then-No. 7 ranked Texas Longhorns 34-12 in front of more than 101,430 fans in Austin, Texas. Previous week, the Bruins were victorious over then-No. 23 Houston Cougars 31-13 at home. He reinjured his shoulder aggravated the previous season and missed 2 games. He then injured his knee and only started 5 games and passed for 384 yards.

2011

Prince finished the 2011 season with 1,828 yards passing with 12 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. He started 10 games but was injured in one of them and missed two games with an injury as well. [6]

2012

Prince had an injury plagued 2012 summer and eventually was outperformed in fall practice by freshman Brett Hundley. [7] He only attempted 4 passes on the year and graduated later that year, thus ending his football career.

Personal life

Kevin's father is a dentist, who graduated from UCLA. [8] Prince is also a Mormon, but did not go on a mission. [1] [8] He married former UCLA gymnast Tauny Frattone in 2013, he had one son in 2014 and later another son in 2017.

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References

  1. 1 2 Foster, Chris (April 1, 2009). "Kevin Prince ready for his wake-up call at UCLA". LA Times . Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  2. Miller, Ted (April 30, 2009). "Neuheisel installs Prince as No. 1 QB". ESPN. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  3. 1 2 Player Bio:Kevin Prince Archived 2012-11-19 at the Wayback Machine , UCLABruins.com, Sept. 12, 2009
  4. Yoon, Peter (September 17, 2010). "Kevin Prince arrives at crossroads". ESPN. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  5. Foster, Chris (November 14, 2009). "UCLA 43, Washington State 7 (final)". LA Times . Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  6. Prince finished the 2011 1,627 yards passing with 10 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.
  7. Painter, Jill (September 18, 2012). "Prince is teaching UCLA QBs". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved November 19, 2014.
  8. 1 2 Smith, Marcia (November 25, 2009). "UCLA's Prince knows flavor of Thanksgiving". OC Register . Retrieved November 19, 2014.