Ronald Kent Jr. declares for NFL Draft


Senior defensive back Ronald Kent Jr. celebrates after a stop during CMU's game against Bowling Green Saturday, Oct. 22 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

Central Michigan football senior cornerback Ronald Kent Jr. brought a dominant presence to the field during the 2022 season.  Now Kent will look to showcase his talents at the next level. 

The defensive back announced Friday on Twitter that he is declaring for the 2023 NFL Draft.

The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, native finished his senior season fourth on the team in tackles with 55 (36 solo) and he had a career high of 10 tackles at Toledo. Kent had 6 tackles for loss  and ranked second in pass break ups with 10 just behind his brother Donte Kent (15). 

Before transferring to CMU, Kent spent three years at Western Carolina University where he was named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman defensive team and was a semifinalist for the Jerry Rice Award. He earned second-team All-Southern Conference honors two years in a row and had 28 career pass break ups, ranking second in WCU’s program history behind Willie Williams (41, 1990-92).