Kevin Givens

American football player (born 1997)

American football player
Kevin Givens
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Givens in 2017
No. 90 – San Francisco 49ers
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1997-03-01) March 1, 1997 (age 27)
Altoona, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
High school:Altoona Area
(Altoona, Pennsylvania)
College:Penn State
Career history
  • San Francisco 49ers (2019–present)
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:79
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:2
Pass deflections:3
Player stats at PFR

Kevin Givens (born March 1, 1997) is an American football defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Penn State.

Early years

Givens was born in Newark, New Jersey and grew up in Altoona, Pennsylvania and attended Altoona Area High School, where he played defensive end and fullback on the football team.[1] As a senior he was named first-team All-State on defense and rushed for 317 yards and six touchdowns on offense.[2]

College career

Givens was a member of the Penn State Nittany Lions for five seasons, redshirting his true freshman season. He was named the Big Ten Conference All-Freshman team after making 26 tackles, seven tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks in his first season.[1] As a redshirt sophomore, Givens recorded 23 tackles with four tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.[3] Givens finished his redshirt junior season with 33 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss and five sacks. After the season Givens, who had already completed his undergraduate degree, announced that he would forgo his final season in order to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.[4]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 1+14 in
(1.86 m)
285 lb
(129 kg)
32+18 in
(0.82 m)
9+58 in
(0.24 m)
5.08 s 1.81 s 2.75 s 4.62 s 7.63 s 31.0 in
(0.79 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
32 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5][6]

Givens signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent on April 28, 2019.[7] He was waived at the end of training camp during final roster cuts, but was re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 1, 2019.[8] The 49ers promoted Givens to the active roster on December 28.[9] Givens reached Super Bowl LIV with the 49ers, who were defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 31–20.

In Week 7 against the New England Patriots in 2020, Givens recorded his first career sack on Jarrett Stidham late in the fourth quarter during the 33–6 win.[10] Givens was placed on a roster exemption on December 12, 2020,[11] and was reinstated to the active roster five days later.[12]

On September 25, 2021, Givens was placed on injured reserve.[13] He was activated on October 30.[14]

On March 10, 2022, Givens re-signed with the 49ers.[15]

Over the course of the 2022 and 2023 seasons, Givens appeared in 30 regular season games, starting 12 of them. During that period, he appeared in six playoff games, including a Super Bowl appearance.[16][17][18]

On March 14, 2024, Givens re-signed with the 49ers.[19]


  1. ^ a b McGonigal, John (May 27, 2017). "Altoona support molds Penn State DT Kevin Givens into complete student-athlete". Centre Daily Times. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Only Kevin Givens Until Penn State Football". SB Nation. August 2, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2020.
  3. ^ Rudel, Neil (November 18, 2018). "Quietly, Givens doing his share on defense". Altoona Mirror. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  4. ^ Slanina, Jared (April 24, 2019). "So You Drafted Penn State DT Kevin Givens..." SB Nation. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  5. ^ "Kevin Givens Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". Retrieved January 23, 2022.
  6. ^ "Kevin Givens, Penn State, DT, 2019 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". Retrieved January 23, 2022.
  7. ^ Weider, Collin (April 28, 2019). "Penn State Football: Kevin Givens signs as undrafted free agent". FanSided. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  8. ^ Rudel, Neil (September 1, 2019). "Givens lands on practice squad". Altoona Mirror. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  9. ^ "49ers promote defensive lineman to replace Jullian Taylor". December 28, 2019. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  10. ^ "San Francisco 49ers at New England Patriots – October 25th, 2020". Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  11. ^ "49ers Announce Roster Moves". December 12, 2020. Retrieved January 27, 2021.
  12. ^ "49ers' Kevin Givens: Has exemption lifted". December 17, 2020. Retrieved January 27, 2021.
  13. ^ "49ers Announce Roster Moves Ahead of #GBvsSF". September 25, 2021.
  14. ^ "Two 49ers Downgraded to OUT vs. Bears; Other Roster Moves". October 30, 2021.
  15. ^ Alper, Josh (March 10, 2022). "49ers re-sign JaMycal Hasty, Kevin Givens and three others". ProFootballTalk. Retrieved February 2, 2023.
  16. ^ "Kevin Givens 2022 Game Log". Retrieved February 25, 2024.
  17. ^ "Kevin Givens 2023 Game Log". Retrieved February 25, 2024.
  18. ^ "Super Bowl LVIII – San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs – February 11th, 2024". Retrieved February 25, 2024.
  19. ^ "49ers Acquire DL in Trade with Texans; Sign Three Free Agents". March 14, 2024. Retrieved March 14, 2024.

External links

  • San Francisco 49ers bio
  • Penn State Nittany Lions bio
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