David Kenney takes “personal leave” from IU football

Indiana football announced Friday that sophomore outside-linebacker David Kenney has taken a absence from the program “to attend to personal matters” but kept the door open for his possible eventual return.

Coach Kevin Wilson, quoted in the IU press release, said: “At this time, David needs a break from Indiana University. We will continue to support David and wish him the nothing but the best. There is no timetable for his return and we will not comment any further.”

Kenney, rated a four-star recruit by Rivals.com who initially verbally committed to Iowa out of Indianapolis Pike before switching to the Hoosiers, played in seven games at defensive end as a true freshman, recording nine tackles and a pass break-up.


  1. This is a negative for the future of the D. Even with recruiting on the uptick replacing this kind of talent is a chore.

  2. I agree, and to take leave after so much work in spring and summer means that he must have a significant issue to work through. I hope he and his are O.K., and that he decides to return to IU football.

    Departures like this one emphasize the importance of depth. You can never have too many high quality players on your football team.

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