Kamren Kinchens of the Miami Hurricanes was hauled off the field after a tackle attempt during Saturday’s 48-33 upset victory over No. 23 Texas A&M.
Kinchens was injured late in the fourth quarter after he collided with an Aggies player at Hard Rock Stadium. As medical workers treated the 20-year-old, players from both teams flocked around him. Kinchens was eventually removed from the field after a lengthy delay.
Who is Kamren Kinchens?
Kamren Kinchens is a junior safety for the Miami Hurricanes. He is a Miami native who graduated from Miami Northwestern High School. He is a four-star recruit and a consensus top-100 player in the 2021 class. He redshirted his first year at Miami in 2021 before becoming a starter the next year. He recorded 59 tackles, six interceptions, and one touchdown in his career.
He is a skilled and versatile safety who has the potential to be a great in the NFL. He is a powerful player who excels at covering and defending against the run. He is also a good leader and motivator for his colleagues.
He recorded 44 tackles in his final five games as a true freshman at Miami in 2021. In 2022, he returned as a starter and set a new school record with three interceptions versus Georgia Tech.
He got hurt while attempting to tackle Aggies receiver Ainias Smith late in the fourth quarter on Saturday. Kinchens remained on the ground, and his teammates immediately demanded medical help.
Medical personnel attended Kinchens while players from both teams circled him on the ground. After several minutes, Kinchens was placed onto a stretcher and brought off the field. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital for additional assessment.
Early indicators suggested Kinchens was doing well, according to Miami coach Mario Cristobal. Cristobal told reporters after the game that he was heading to the hospital but was positive about Kinchens’ condition.