LSU Gold
Wide Receiver
Baton Rouge, La.
High School
Trafton Academy

1991 Coaches’ All-Southeastern Conference
1991 AP All-Southeastern Conference
1991 Football News All-Southeastern Conference
1991 TBS Sports All-Southeastern Conference
SEC Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Mississippi State, Nov. 1991)
1990 Coaches’ All-Southeastern Conference
1990 AP All-Southeastern Conference (First Team)
1990 Football News All-Southeastern Conference
SEC Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Texas A&M, Sept. 1990)

Had eight games of 100 or more receiving yards during career … Finished No. 5 in LSU history in career receiving yards with 1,991 … Finished No. 4 in LSU history in career receptions with 112 … Only the sixth player in LSU history to catch 100 or more passes in a career … Longest career reception was 79 yards for a TD vs. Texas A&M in 1990 … Longest career punt return was 74 yards for a TD vs. Kentucky in 1991.

Led SEC in pass receptions with 53 and was No. 2 in SEC in yards per game at 77.73 … Ranked No. 19 in NCAA in yards per game … Best game of career was vs. Mississippi State when he caught nine passes for an SEC record 248 yards, earning him SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors … Had three 100-yard-plus games: 188 vs. Florida State, 101 vs. Alabama, 248 vs. Mississippi State … Caught seven passes each vs. Florida State and vs. Alabama … Caught pass of 63 yards from Chad Loup on the second play from scrimmage to put LSU ahead of Mississippi State in his final game in Tiger Stadium … Returned punts for TDs in back-to-back games: 73 yards vs. Arkansas State and 74 yards at Kentucky … Earned the AT&T Long Distance Award for the longest scoring play in college … Ranked No. 5 in SEC and No. 31 in NCAA in punt return average with 36 for 339 yards, an average of 9.42 yards per return … Ranked No. 3 in SEC in all-purpose yards with 110.00 per game (855 receiving, 339 punt returns, 16 kickoff returns).

Led SEC in receiving first 10 weeks of season, but did not play in enough games to qualify for final stat leaders … One of just two players in the SEC to have four 100-yard receiving games (with Carl Pickens of Tennessee) … Started eight games until suffering broken clavicle in Ole Miss game that sidelined him for remainder of season … Caught 34 passes for 660 yards (19.4 avg) for 82. 5 yards per game … Scored one TD each vs. Georgia, vs. Texas A&M, vs. Kentucky … High-catch game of six twice: vs. Georgia (100 yards) and at Florida (73 yards) … Most yards receiving was vs. Miami (Ohio) with 145 (five catches) … 145 yards vs. Miami was also third most in a single game by an SEC player in 1990 … Had four 100-yard receiving games: 100 vs. Georgia, 145 vs. Miami (Ohio), 133 vs. Texas A&M, 103 vs. Kentucky … Thrilled crowd with zig-zag 79-yard TD reception vs. Texas A&M that has been compared with the great plays in LSU history: took two-yard pass from Loup and dodged tacklers next 77 yards for score … Also returned a punt 60 yards to set up another score as he single-handedly turned the game in the Tigers’ favor … Made leaping grab over a Georgia defender for a 15-yard TD … Hauled in “Hail Mary” pass for apparent winning TD at Vanderbilt, but penalty nullified play … Best all-purpose games were 218 yards vs. Texas A&M, 170 yards vs. Miami (Ohio), 116 yards vs. Kentucky … Led team in punt returns with 13 returns for 109 yards (13.6 avg)

LSU’s third-leading receiver behind Tony Moss and Eddie Fuller … Reserve split end behind Alvin Lee … Played in all 11 games with no starts … Caught 25 passes for 396 yards and two TDs … Best game was vs. Tennessee when he caught seven passes for 88 yards and one TD … First career TD came vs. Ohio on 20-yard pass from Sol Graves in third quarter … High yardage game was at Ole Miss when he caught five passes for 108 yards … Caught four passes for 82 yards in season finale at Tulane … Team’s second-leading punt returner, behind Moss, with eight returns for 27 yards (3.4 avg) and a long of 23 … Returned seven kickoffs for 118 yards (16.9 avg.) and long of 27 yards.

Considered one of the Tigers’ top prospects going into the 1988 season, Kinchen injured his knee on the first day of fall drills and missed the entire season … Caught three passes for 41 yards, including one for 19 yards in the 1988 spring game.

Amazing high school athlete: named Class AA’s Most Valuable Player in football, second-leading scorer on state championship basketball team, star shortstop and outfielder on state championship baseball team, all-district performer in track in the long jump, regional finalist in tennis … Was chosen as a member of the 1986 Class AA all-state team by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association … Named the Outstanding Offensive Player in Class AA in 1986 by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association … Received the Baton Rouge Optimist Club W.B. “Bat” Gourrier Award as the city’s high school athlete of the year (1987) … Chosen the District 8-AA MVP in 1986 and was an all-district selection in 1985 … Also named All-East Baton Rouge Parish in 1985 and ’86 … In his senior year (1986), rushed 133 yards and five touchdowns, completed three of six passing attempts for 120 yards and one touchdown, and scored 164 points … A member of the Baton Rouge State Times Top Prospects list and the Lindy’s Southeastern Recruiting Guide’s Louisiana Blue Chip Team (1986) … Also named one of Louisiana’s top 16 prospects in 1986 by the New Orleans Times-Picayune … Helped Trafton finish the 1986 regular season at 9-1 and advanced to the state quarterfinal playoffs … An honorable mention all-state selection in 1985.

Born January 7, 1969 … Parents are Gus and Toni Kinchen … Father (Gus) played for LSU from 1958-60 and brother (Brian) played for the Tigers from 1984-87, earning first-team All-SEC honors in 1986.


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