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#24 Kenjon Barner
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 192
Year: Senior
City/State: Riverside, Calif.
High School: Notre Dame HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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2012Named to watch lists for Maxwell Award (college player of the year), Doak Walker Award (running back) and Paul Hornung Award (most versatile player) … Ran for 198 yards on 28 attempts and scored two touchdowns in victory at Oregon State … Carried the ball 21 times for 66 yards and also caught one pass for 13 yards in loss vs. Stanford … 65 rushing yards on 20 attempts and caught a trio of passes for 35 yards in win at California  … Set a school-record 321 rushing yards on a career-high 38 attempts and tied for a career-high five touchdowns and also caught two passes for 26 yards in victory at USC … Earned Walter Camp Football Foundation national offensive player of the week and Pac-12 offensive player of the week vs. the Trojans … Carried nine times for 104 yards and two touchdowns and also caught two passes for 47 yards in victory vs. Colorado … Recorded 143 yards and three touchdowns in win at Arizona State … 122 rushing yards on 20 carries vs. Washington … Racked up 195 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries, including an 80 yard scamper for a TD in victory over Washington State … Also had three receptions for 37 yards and one TD vs. Washington State … Ran for 86 yards on 20 carries and caught two passes for 29 yards in win vs. Arizona … Carried 13 times for 58 yards and one touchdown and also caught two passes for 16 yards against Tennessee Tech … Recorded 201 yards on 34 attempts and three touchdowns in victory vs. Fresno State … Also caught three passes for 21 yards against the Bulldogs … Caught one pass for eight yards and ran for 66 yards on nine attempts and two touchdowns in victory vs Arkansas State.

2011Eighth in the Pac-12 in rushing at 78.2 yards per game … Caught two passes for 52 yards and one touchdown and carried the ball seven times for 30 yards in win over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl … Totaled 88 all-purpose yards (79 rush, 9 rec) in win vs. UCLA in Pac-12 Championship Game … 67 yards on 16 carries and one touchdown, caught one TD pass in win vs. Oregon State … Carried 15 times for 123 yards and two scores in loss vs. USC … 62 all-purpose yards, including two catches for 20 yards in win at Stanford… 10 attempts for 41 yards and one touchdown in win at Washington … Posted third-straight 100-yard rushing game with 107 yards and one touchdown in win vs. Washington State … Caught one pass for 31 yards and carried 10 times for 115 yards and two touchdowns, including a career-long run of 84 yards in victory over Colorado … Earned honorable mention CFPA running back of the week for the second straight week for performance at Colorado … Posted career-high 171 yards on a career-high 31 attempts and one touchdown in win vs. Arizona State, earning honorable mention CFPA running back of the week … 88 yards on 10 carries, including a long of 68 yards and one touchdown, returned three kickoffs for a total of 50 yards in win vs. Cal … Carried 13 times for 72 yards and two touchdowns in victory at Arizona … Also caught a touchdown pass in win over the Wildcats … 75 All-purpose yards, including 65 yards on kick returns before leaving prior to halftime due to injury in loss against LSU … Led all running backs with times of 3.91 seconds in the shuttle and 7.09 seconds in the “L” run during winter conditioning.

2010 —   Fourth-leading scorer (54 points) and second-leading rusher (551 yards) … Ranked second on the team with 94.5 all-purpose yards per game … Second start of the season, totaled 75 all-purpose yards (32 rush, 8 rec, 30 kr, 5 pr) in BCS Championship Game vs. Auburn … Posted the second 100-yard rushing game of his career, totaling 133 yards and a touchdown on the ground at Oregon State … Also caught a TD pass in win over the Beavers … 71 yards on 15 carries vs. Arizona and 40 yards on eight carries at Cal … Carried nine times for 60 yards, including a game-capping 30-yard touchdown vs. Washington after missing two games due to injury … One reception for 18 yards before being injured on a kickoff return in the first half of the win at Washington State … 70 all-purpose yards (14 rush, 39 kick return, 17 punt return) in win vs. Stanford … Caught two passes for 18 yards and accumulated 29 return yards in win at ASU … Carried three times for 28 yards and returned a kickoff 25 yards in win over Portland State before leaving prior to halftime due to injury … Posted collegiate-best 228 all-purpose yards at Tennessee for his third-consecutive 200-yard effort … Returned a punt 80 yards for a score against the Volunteers, equaling the school’s eighth-longest punt return in school history … Rushed for 147 yards and accounted for five touchdowns in the season-opening win vs. New Mexico … Ran for scores of 1, 25, 10 and 41 yards in addition to taking a screen pass 60 yards to the end zone, tying the school’s modern day single-game record for most touchdowns scored … Named offensive Pac-10 player of the week for Week 1 … Tabbed as the national punt returner performer of the week by the College Football Performance Awards following Week 2 … On the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award as the nation’s most versatile player and recognized with the award’s performance of the week honor after the opening two weeks …  Shares honors as team’s fastest running back, completing 2010 winter workouts by clocking 4.69 in the electronic 40 yards, as well as paced all players at his position with a 31-inch vertical jump … Led all rushers with 96 yards (10.7 avg.) and two touchdowns in 2010 Spring Game … In only his second appearance with the school’s track team this year, ran the third leg of 4x100 relay that scored 4th in the 2010 outdoor Pac-10 Championships.

2009 — The Pac-10’s all-conference honorable mention choice saved his best for last, exploding for 420 all-purpose yards over his last two games, to set a single-season school record with 1,020 yards in kickoff returns … A-ccumulated what was then a season-high 193 all-purpose yards in the regular-season finale vs. Oregon State before racking up 227 yards in the Rose Bowl … Included was a season-high 160 yards on eight kickoff returns against the Beavers before running for a collegiate-best 64 yards vs. Ohio State… Finished ninth on school’s one-season all-purpose yards chart (1,553) … Yet it was his 5-yard run on fourth down late in the game which secured the Civil War win … Oregon’s third-leading rusher (366 yards) ran for 33 yards against the Beavers … Led the Ducks with a game-high 156 all-purpose yards against UCLA, thanks in large part to his 100-yard kickoff return for a score to provide the second-half spark and led to his acclaim as the Pac-10’s special teams player of the week … Helped Oregon answer USC’s opening field goal by returning ensuing kickoff 77 yards to provide Ducks with field position which they converted into a first-quarter game-tying field goal … Added 40 yards on five carries vs. Washington State to go along with his 40 yards in punt returns and 30 yards in kickoff returns, and provided 120 all-purpose yards at Washington … Scored his first collegiate touchdown against Purdue, converting a 3-and-19 situation into a 21-yard scoring run … Finished game with 34 yards rushing … Supplied his second rushing TD vs. the Trojans as part of his 24 rushing yards … Returned kickoffs of 39 yards in the post-season, 31 yards vs. OSU, 26 yards against California, 27 against Utah, 24 yards vs. Purdue and 29 yards at Boise State … Accumulated 154 yards in kickoff returns at Stanford, in addition to scoring his second rushing TD (1 yard) is as many weeks, to garner 171 all-purpose yards … Also added one catch for 7 yards in collegiate debut at Boise State … Ranked third in the  Pac-10 in kickoff returns (24.9 avg.) and sixth in punt returns (9.1 avg.).

2008 —
Redshirt season … Earned team’s special teams scout honors leading up to win over Purdue … Defensive scout team award for preparations ahead of USC game.

BEFORE OREGON —
The PrepStar all-West Region pick was ranked as 38th-best running back in the country by Rivals.com as well as 86th overall prospect in the state … The state’s 2007 rushing and scoring leader finished second in the country in scoring (22.8 avg.) and fourth in rushing (240.3 avg.), tallying 3,124 yards on the ground (7.5 avg.) and 46 overall touchdowns … Looms as one of only three Riverside players ever to run for over 3,000 yards in one season … Included was a season-high 369 rushing yards vs. Laguna Beach, as he eclipsed 300 yards on the ground on three occasions … Also posted 67 tackles (41 unassisted) as the Mountain Pass League’s fourth-leading tackler as a senior, and returned a league-leading six interceptions for 146 yards … Added a pair of fumble recoveries for a return of 91 yards in addition to leading the team in kickoff (28.5 avg.) and punt returns (17.3 avg.) … As a junior, ran for 1,759 yards and 30 scores, in addition to recording 35 tackles and three interceptions on defense … Over the course of his four-year prep tenure, accumulated 10,772 career all-purpose yards (8,178 yards rushing), 144 touchdowns and 362 tackles … GoldenStatePreps.com all-Southern California second team … Afforded team MVP honors in football and basketball as the league’s scoring leader in both sports while claiming first-team all-CIF applause in football and second-team tributes in basketball.

PERSONAL — Born Kenjon Fa’terrel Barner on April 28, 1989 in Lynwood, Calif. Parents: Gary and Wilhelmenia Barner. Family: Five brothers, one sister. High School (Coach): Riverside Notre Dame (Pat Thompson) 2008. Major: Pre-Journalism. Redshirt: 2008.

HONORS AND AWARDS
2012

•Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (at USC)

•Walter Camp Football Foundation national offensive player of the week (at USC)
•College Football Performance Award national running back of the week (at USC, vs. Washington State)

2010

•Pac-10 Player of the Week (Offense vs. New Mexico)
•CFPA Punt Returner Performer of the Week (at Tennessee)
•Paul Hornung Performance of the Week (vs. New Mexico, at Tennessee)

2009
•2nd Team all-Pac-10 (Phil Steele Publications, Rivals.com)
•Pac-10 all-Freshman (Sporting News)
•All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention (Pac-10 Coaches)
•Pac-10 Player of the Week (Special Teams at UCLA)

CAREER STATISTICS

RUSHING g att yards td long avg/c avg/g
2009 13 61 366 3 48 6.0 28.2
2010 11 91 551 6 41 6.1 50.1
2011 12 152 939 11 84 6.2 78.2
2012 13 278 1767 21 80 6.4 135.9
TOTAL 49 582 3623 41 84 6.2 73.9
 
TOTAL OFFENSE g rush pass total avg/g
2009 13 366 0 366 28.2
2010 11 551 0 551 50.1
2011 12 939 0 939 78.2
2012 13 1767 0 1767 135.9
TOTAL 49 3623 0 3623 73.9
 
RECEIVING g rec yards td long rec/g avg/c avg/g
2009 13 4 30 0 13 0.3 7.5 2.3
2010 11 13 121 2 60 1.2 9.3 11.0
2011 12 17 184 3 54 1.4 10.8 15.3
2012 13 20 256 2 48 1.5 12.8 19.7
TOTAL 49 54 591 7 60 1.1 10.9 12.1
 
SCORING g td rush rcv ret pat 2pat fg total avg/g
2009 13 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 24 1.8
2010 11 9 6 2 1 0 0 0 54 4.9
2011 12 14 11 3 0 0 0 0 84 7.0
2012 13 23 21 2 0 0 0 0 138 10.6
TOTAL 49 50 41 7 2 0 0 0 300 6.1
 
PUNT RETURNS g no. yards td long avg/r avg/g
2009 13 13 137 0 31 10.5 10.5
2010 11 10 132 1 80 13.2 12.0
2011 12 3 -6 0 8 -2.0 -0.5
2012 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 49 26 263 1 80 10.1 5.4
 
KICK RETURNS g no. yards td long avg/r avg/g
2009 13 41 1020 1 100 24.9 78.5
2010 11 13 236 0 39 18.2 21.5
2011 12 7 115 0 26 16.4 9.6
2012 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 49 61 1371 1 100 22.5 28.0
 
ALL PURPOSE g rush rcv pr kr ir total avg/g
2009 13 366 30 137 1020 0 1553 119.5
2010 11 551 121 132 236 0 1040 94.5
2011 12 939 184 -6 115 0 1232 102.7
2012 13 1767 256 0 0 0 2023 155.6
TOTAL 49 3623 591 263 1371 0 5848 119.3
 
TACKLES g ua a total tfl pd ff fr blk
2009 13 5 0 5 0.0 0 0 0 0
2010 11 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
2011 12 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
2012 13 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 49 8 0 8 0.0 0 0 0 0
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