Kenneth Gainwell is an American professional football player who currently plays running back for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. In the NFL draft of 2021, the Eagles selected Kenneth Gainwell in the fifth round. On June 3, 2021, Kenny signed a four-year contract with them. For the Philadelphia Eagles, he wears the number 14 jersey.
Table of Biography
Early Lifestyle and Childhood
Kenneth Gainwell was born in the United States on March 14, 1999, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. His zodiac sign is Pisces, according to astrologers. His father, Curtis Gainwell Sr., and his mother, Monica Gainwell, were his parents. Kory, his younger brother, is committed to playing defensive back and running back for the Memphis Tigers. He is 23 years old.
Fletcher Cox, his uncle, is a defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles. Gainwell went
to Yazoo County High School and was a quarterback there. He was voted Class 3A Mr. Football after leading the team to a 14-1 record. He was a member of the Memphis Tigers football team in college.
Corona’s impact on Gainwell’s family
Corona had a significant influence on the Gainwell family in 2020, as four members of his family died as a result of the drug, and additional family members were also found positive.
As a result of this, the former Memphis running back declared that he would be taking a break from football for an unknown period. The good news for his admirers is that he indicated that he will return to football in 2021.
Gainwell switched to running back during summer training camp and appeared in four games as a true freshman before redshirting the rest of the season. He had four carries for 91 yards and a score, a 73-yard run, and six receptions for 52 yards on the season.
Following the departure of Tony Pollard, Gainwell was designated the Tigers’ starting running back as a redshirt freshman. On October 19, 2019, in a 47–17 win over Tulane, he was awarded co-American Athletic Conference (AAC) player of the week after rushing for 104 yards and a touchdown and adding 204 yards and two touchdowns on nine receptions.
He was named the AAC Freshman of the Year and first-team All-AAC after rushing for 1,459 yards and 13 touchdowns on 231 carries and catching 51 passes for 610 yards and three scores. The Sporting News and the American Football Coaches Association named him a second-team All-American, and the Football Writers Association of America named him National Freshman of the Year.
After many family members died from COVID-19, Gainwell withdrew out of his final college season six days before the season opener.
The Philadelphia Eagles selected Gainwell in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft. Gainwell was ecstatic to be picked by the Eagles because he grew up a fan, and his favorite player, Darren Sproles, now works as a consultant for the organization. Gainwell also claimed to have fashioned his game after that of Darren Sproles.
On June 3, 2021, he signed a four-year rookie contract with Philadelphia. Gainwell had a solid rookie season, finishing with 68 carries for 291 yards and five touchdowns, as well as 33 receptions for 253 yards and one touchdown. Gainwell played in 16 games as a rookie, however, he was a healthy scratch for the Eagles’ game against the New Orleans Saints in week 11.
Kenny Gainwell’s net worth is believed to be $2 million. It comprises all of his assets, including real estate, residences, automobiles, and other valuables. He earns almost $800,000 each year as a member of the Eagles, even though he is only 22 years old.
According to the sports race, in 2021, the 2019 AAC Rookie of the Year signed a four-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles worth $3,815,528. It contains a $335,528 guaranteed signing bonus. The Eagles’ number 14 earns a base salary of $660,000 in 2021 and $825,000 in 2022. Similarly, he will be paid a base salary of $940,000 and $1.055,000 in 2023 and 2024, respectively.
Running back for the Philadelphia Eagles Kenny is a private person who prefers to keep his personal life. He has kept especially his love life, out of the public eye. He has not been linked to any other relationships as of today’s date. Also, no official sources have come forward to allege his hidden dating life.
The 22-year-old appears to be putting his job ahead of his personal life and relationships as of November 2021. He is more concerned with advancing his job than with spending his time with girls and having committed relationships.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Kenneth Gainwell has a height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 90kgs. Similarly, he has beautiful black hair with a pair of brown eyes. Besides this, there is no information regarding his other body measures.
He is active only on Instagram and has gained more than 28.3k followers under the username @kennyg__19. Similarly, he hasn’t opened up his account on Twitter and Facebook.