Patrick Kerney: Seattle Seahawk Defensive End (Biography)

April 14, 2010
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Seattle Seahawks defensive end Patrick Kerney announced his retirement jus recently, but would you love to know more about this awesome athlete? keep reading to know about his retirement, Biography and check out some of Patrick Kerney’s photos and video below.

Patrick Kerney

Patrick announced his retirement from football, he has been with the Seattle Seahawks since 2007 after he signed a six year deal worth $39.55 million. But after a series of injuries and having to go under multiples surgeries, his body couldn’t take any more after his 11 seasons in football.

“Despite the desire to continue my career, I am retiring from professional football, The toll that has been taken on my body will no longer allow me to train, and hence, perform, at a level that is acceptable to me.” Said Patrick during a press conference.

Patrick Kerney Biography

  • Patrick Manning Kerney was born in Trenton, New Jersey on December 30, 1976.
  • Patrick has 5 siblings – one brother that died when he was just a little boy and four sisters.
  • He studied at Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut and later to Princeton Day School in New Jersey.
  • Besides football he also joined the Lacrosse team.
  • At school he was awarded as the Most Valuable Player.
  • He studied in the University of Virginia.
  • He was selected All American at defensive end by the Football Writers Association and the Football News.
  • The Associated Press selected him second team All American.
  • He was drafted during the 1999 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons; he signed a 5 year deal worth $5.6 M.
  • In 2004 he was selected by the Associated Press All Pro and joined the Pro Bowl.
  • Patrick played as a left defensive end and as a right end.
  • In 2006 he tore his pectoral muscle, he had to go under surgery.
  • In 2007 he signed with the Seattle Seahawks, they agreed on a six year deal worth 39.5 Million.
  • In 2007 he was selected starter player at the Pro Bowl, but he suffered an injury on his shoulder that required surgery.
  • In 2007 his house was the scenario for an alleged sexual assault.
  • In 2007 he founded the Lt. Thomas L. Kerney in his brother’s honor the foundation helps support children and his scholarships.
  • Patrick has been dating Lisa Gangel, who is a Newscaster in Seattle, they are currently engaged.

It is really a shame that he is retiring so young I mean 33 years old, is still young, but we are thankful for the eleven seasons we had you in the NFL, thank you!!

Take a look at Patrick Kerney’s photos and video below.

Patrick Kerney photo

 

Patrick Kerney Video.

Patrick Kerney Retirement News Video.

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