1998 Knoxville News Freshman All-SEC
An outstanding freshman season propelled Kindal into a starting role the final eight games of the '98 season and he did nothing in the spring to slow down that progress. He made continual improvement and should be the Tide's starter when fall drills roll around.
1998 (Freshman): A pleasant surprise for the Tide coaches, saw significant playing time in the first three games and then became a starter for the final eight games of the season. He finished with 31 tackles, 11 stops behind the line for 50 yards, five quarterback sacks for 37 yards and 10 quarterback pressures. He also had one pass break-ups, caused one fumble and scored a safety. He had three tackles, one sack and recovered a fumble in the Tide's win over Auburn. He had career-high five tackle performances against Southern Miss and Ole Miss. He scored a safety in the third quarter of the Vanderbilt game, also his first career sack.
Prep: Kindal was considered the No. 1 player in Tennessee and the No. 1 defensive end prospect in the South. A Prep Star Dream Team selection and SuperPrep Dream Team All-America, Kindal played both defensive line and linebacker for Melrose. He was selected by The Knoxville News-Sentinel as Tennessee's No. 1 prep prospect and was also selected to The Atlanta Journal's Super Southern 100 team. He was also chosen to Jeff Whitaker's Southeastern Top 50 and was the top defensive player in the southeast as selected by Forest Davis. Kindal was a first-team Fox Sports South "All-South" player. He was a Class 3A All-State pick. As a junior, he was selected All-Memphis Region and All-State after a season in which he had 150 tackles, 21 sacks, 13 stops behind the line and seven caused fumbles. He also had two interceptions. As a junior, he helped lead Melrose to the state championship after an undefeated regular season. He chose Alabama over Tennessee. Coached at Melrose by Tim Thompson. He was selected to play in the Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star game.
Personal: The son of Claria Moorehead, Kindall says earning high school All-America honors was his biggest accomplishment as a prep athlete. Born 10-14-78. He is a Human Performance major.
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