Sunday, May 12, 2013

Where Are They Now? Kenny Kuehl

Kenny Kuehl went from being a walk-on in 1986 to becoming an All-American at Boise State.  After a redshirt season and his freshman year, Kuehl became the starter in 1987 and was fourth on the Bronco defense with 92 tackles.  He led the team with 6 interceptions returned for 110 yards and a touchdown and was credited with 5 deflections.  

In 1988, Kuehl blossomed into being one of the best defensive backs in school history, when he recorded 132 tackles, almost unheard of for a member of the secondary.  He also had four interceptions with another one returned for a touchdown, a sack and four pass deflections and on top of that, blocked a field goal.  He began work as a return specialist that season and returned four punts for 45 yards.  Folks took notice, as Kuehl earned All-Big Sky Conference honors.      

Kuehl had another 91 tackles in 1989 with 2 sacks, an interception returned for 27 yards (he always knew what to do when he got his hands on the ball!) and 6 pass deflections.  Kuehl was the main punt returner with 38 returns for 338 yards (8.9) and one touchdown and also returned 4 kickoffs for 104 yards.  Kuehl was recognized for his tremendous contributions when the Football Gazette & The Sports Network both selected him for 2nd Team-All-American.  He added a second straight berth on the All-Big Sky Conference team.

After starring at Boise State and playing as a free agent, Kenny started his own company in restoration construction and ran the company for 10 years.  Kuehl was awarded Business of the Year and Integrity Business of the Year.  In 1996, Kenny sold the company but has stayed active in sports, coaching and training people.

Kuehl has coached at the junior high and high school levels and trained professional athletes for the last five years.  Kenny is now the Youth Trainer at Omni-Fit, which offers personal fitness, yoga and training for families and youth football camps for kids.