Austin Kendall is considered the best quarterback to come ever out of Union Co.Kendall played three years at Cuthbertson leading the Cavaliers to the state semifinals as a junior. Kendall played his sophomore year at Charlotte Christian where he led the Knights to a State Championship. Kendall threw for 1668 and 20 TDs in his lone season for the Knights.
Kendall’s Union Co. Records:
• 8588 Career Passing Yards (Union Co. Record)
• 4461 Passing yards in a Season (Union Co. Record)
• 90 Career Passing TDs (Union Co. Record)
• 49 Passing TDs in a Season (Union Co Record)
• 571 Career Completions (Union Co. Record)
• 310 Completions in a Season (Union Co. Record)
• 513 Attempts in a Season (Union Co Record)
As a senior Kendall completed 182 of 285 attempts (64%) for 2627 yards and 23 touchdowns. The Cavaliers reached the 2nd round of the state 3A playoffs. Kendall threw for 362 yards and 5 TDS in a week 2 win over Parkwood. Austin also ran for 314 yards and 6 scores.
As a junior Kendall set Union Co records for passing yards in a season, passing TDs in a season 4,461 yards on 310-for-513 passing (60.4 percent) with 49 touchdowns. Kendall lead the Cavaliers to their best finish in school history reaching the 3A State semi-finals. Kendall threw for 447 yards in a 42-38 win over rival Weddington. Kendall threw 6 TDs, a record at the time in a 48-14 win over Asheboro in the 1st round of the playoffs. Austin also ran for 519 yards and 6 touchdowns.
As a freshman at Cuthbertson threw for 1500 yards after completing 79 or 145 passes (55%) and 18 touchdowns. Kendall threw for 354 yards and 5 TDs in a 49-24 win over N. Stanly.
Austin will reshirt his sophomore season.
As a true freshman at Oklahoma Kendall went 16-for-22 for 172 yards and two touchdowns in wins over Kansas and Louisiana Monroe.