Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9/1/09: #5 OLB, #35/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 2 2009: Treated for a concussion after crashing his car into an Austin apartment building in June 2009 while texting. The crash caused about $8,700 damage and no one inside was hurt. After the crash, Kindle pushed the car back into the street and went home. He was checked by team doctors and told he had a concussion but did not have to be hospitalized. 2008: 13 GP; 11 GS; 36 Sol-45 TT, 12.5 TFL, 10 SK, 2 PBU, 5 QBH, 2 FR, 1 FF, 1 BLK; Versatile player who saw time at linebacker, defensive end and on special teams ... named honorable mention All-America by SI.com ... tabbed first-team All-Big 12 by the league's coaches and second-team All-Big 12 by The Associated Press ... finished tied for 21st nationally with .77 sacks per game ... notched four tackles, a half sack and two pressures at UTEP; received the Hard Hat award, given to the player who had the hardest hit in the game ... recorded five tackles, a sack and a pressure in a victory against Arkansas; named the Most Productive Defensive Performer by the coaching staff. 2007: 8 GP; 0 GS; 18 Sol-32 TT, 4 TFL, 0.5 SK, 1 PBU, 4 QBH; Suspended for the first three games of the season after arrest on drunken driving charge ... missed the Kansas State game with a right knee injury and the Oklahoma State game with a stinger ... named one of UTís Outstanding Defensive Newcomers ... tallied a season-high nine tackles, a pressure and a PBU against Nebraska. 2006: 11 GP; 0 GS; 15 Sol-21 TT, 3 TFL; Appeared in 11 games at strongside linebacker and on special teams ... missed the first two games with an ankle injury ... ranked third on the team in special teams tackles with eight ... notched a tackle at Rice ... recorded 11 tackles, including two TFL, against Sam Houston State ... added a TFL in the Alamo Bowl versus Iowa to go along with one rush for five yards.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Ravens' picks: Round 2/43 -- Sergio Kindle, LB, 6-3, 250, Texas, Kindle was the Ravens' first pick of the draft after they traded out of the first round with the Denver Broncos. Considered one of the draft's top 3-4 outside linebackers, Kindle will back up Jarret Johnson initially. He slid into the second round because of health concerns. Kindle has reportedly had four procedures on one knee. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Sergio Kindle News
10/22/12 - LB Sergio Kindle was signed to the Ravens' practice squad. The former All-Big 12 selection went unclaimed off waivers Monday after being released Saturday when the Ravens activated LB Terrell Suggs from the reserve-non-football injury list.
"I think he's very determined to be a good football player in this league," coach John Harbaugh said. "We still think he has a chance. We really think there's a possibility he could grow into a player. We've seen some glimpses in practice."
10/11/12 - OLB Sergio Kindle is remaining patient despite having just one tackle this season and being a healthy scratch for the past three games.
04/17/12 - LB Sergio Kindle, an exclusive rights free agent, re-signed with Baltimore. A 2010 second-round pick who missed his rookie season due to a fractured skull, Kindle finally returned to the field in December after being deactivated for 11 of the first 12 games.