Richard Kent


Position: Linebackers

Richard Kent played college football at Appalachian State and has extensive coaching and scouting experience in NFL Europe, the Canadian Football League and the United Football League. He has coached for over 20 years and led his collegiate teams to FBS Bowl games, five national playoff appearances, five conference championships and an undefeated season.

From 1999-2007, Kent coached in NFL Europe and worked with NFLE Director of International Player & Game Development Tony Allen in scouting and developing NFL prospects from around the world. In 2009, he was announced as the Secondary Coach for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL. On November 24, 2013, the Roughriders won the 101st Grey Cup 45-23 against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats under Kent's coaching.

Playing Career

  • College: Appalachian State

Coaching Career

  • Lexington Senior High School (1984)
  • Clemson (1985-1986)
  • Jacksonville State (1987)
  • Austin Peay (1987-1988)
  • Catawba College (1988-1991)
  • Troy State (1992-1994)
  • Texas Southern (1995)
  • Catawba College (1995-1999)
  •  Scottish Claymores (1999-2001)
  • Berlin Thunder (2002-2003)
  • Cologne Centurions (2004)
  •  Amsterdam Admirals (2005-2007)
  • Toronto Argonauts (2009-2010)
  • Omaha Nighthawks (2011-2012)
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders (2013-present)

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