Kendrick Bourne
Bourne with the San Francisco 49ers
No. 84 – New England Patriots
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1995-08-04) August 4, 1995 (age 26)
Portland, Oregon
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Milwaukie Academy of the Arts
(Milwaukie, Oregon)
College:Eastern Washington
Undrafted:2017
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • All-American Third Team (2016)
  • Second-team All-Big Sky (2015–16)
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Receptions:192
Receiving yards:2,569
Receiving touchdowns:16
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Kendrick L. Bourne (born August 4, 1995) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Eastern Washington. He also played for the San Francisco 49ers.

College career

Bourne attended and played college football at Eastern Washington and contributed from 2013 to 2016. He was a respected receiver for EWU, but he was overshadowed by teammate Cooper Kupp, a fellow receiver who broke school records and garnered many awards.

Collegiate statistics

Season Team GP Receiving
Rec Yards TD
2013 EWU 14 7 117 2
2014 EWU 14 52 814 10
2015 EWU 11 73 998 8
2016 EWU 14 79 1,201 7
College Totals[1] 53 211 3,130 27

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 1+18 in
(1.86 m)
203 lb
(92 kg)
32+12 in
(0.83 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
4.68 s 4.21 s 6.73 s 34.0 in
(0.86 m)
10 ft 5 in
(3.18 m)
9 reps
All values from NFL Combine[2]

San Francisco 49ers

On April 30, 2017, the San Francisco 49ers signed Bourne to a three-year, US$1.67 million contract as an undrafted free agent.[3] The contract included $25,000 guaranteed and a signing bonus of $5,000.[4][5]

2017 season

Throughout training camp, Bourne competed for a roster spot as a backup wide receiver against Aldrick Robinson, Bruce Ellington, DeAndre Smelter, Aaron Burbridge, DeAndre Carter, B. J. Johnson, and Victor Bolden Jr.[6] Head coach Kyle Shanahan named Bourne the fifth wide receiver on the depth chart to begin the regular season, behind Marquise Goodwin, Pierre Garçon, Aldrick Robinson, and Trent Taylor.[7]

He made his professional regular season debut during the San Francisco 49ers’ season-opening 23–3 loss against the Carolina Panthers. Bourne was inactive as a healthy scratch for the next five games (Weeks 2–6). On November 5, 2017, Bourne caught two passes for 39-yards during a 20–10 loss against the Arizona Cardinals.[8] Bourne made his first career reception on a 25-yard pass by C. J. Beathard during the third quarter against the Cardinals.[9] In Week 14, Bourne had a season-high four receptions for 85 receiving yards as the 49ers defeated the Tennessee Titans 25–23. He appeared in 11 games without a start during his rookie campaign and finished 16 receptions for 257 receiving yards.[10] Head coach Kyle Shanahan praised Bourne's improvement over his rookie year.[11]

2018 season

Bourne entered camp as a backup wide receiver. Head coach Kyle Shanahan named him the fifth wide receiver on the depth chart to start the 2018 NFL season, behind Pierre Garçon, Marquise Goodwin, Trent Taylor, and Dante Pettis.[12]

On September 16, 2018, Bourne caught his first career touchdown reception on a four-yard pass by quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo during a 30–27 victory against the Detroit Lions.[13] On October 28, 2018, Bourne made his first career start after Pierre Garçon aggravated a knee injury. Bourne finished the 49ers’ 18–15 loss at the Arizona Cardinals in Week 8 with a season-high seven catches for 71-yards. In Week 15, he caught four passes for a season-high 73 receiving yards as the 49ers lost 14–9 against the Chicago Bears.[14] Bourne finished the 2018 NFL season with 42 receptions for 487 yards and four touchdowns.[15] He led all of the San Francisco 49ers’ wide receivers in receiving yards and receptions.

2019 season

In the 2019 season, Bourne had 30 receptions for 358 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns.[16] Bourne tied with George Kittle for the most touchdown receptions on the team with five.[17] The 49ers finished with a 13–3 record and earned the #1-seed for the NFC Playoffs. In the Divisional Round against the Minnesota Vikings, he had three receptions for 40 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown in the 27–10 victory.[18] He had a quiet day with a single reception for six yards in the 37–20 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship.[19] The 49ers reached Super Bowl LIV, but they lost 31–20 to the Kansas City Chiefs. Bourne had two receptions for 42 receiving yards in the game.[20]

2020 season

On April 6, 2020, Bourne was re-signed to a one-year, $3.259 million contract.[21] He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on November 4, 2020,[22] and activated two days later.[23] He was placed back on the list on November 9,[24] and activated again on November 13.[25]

New England Patriots

On March 19, 2021, Bourne signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the New England Patriots.[26]

During Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys, Bourne had a 75-yard touchdown on his only reception of the game as the Patriots lost 35–29 in overtime. In Week 7 against the New York Jets, Bourne threw his first career touchdowns pass a 25 yarder to receiver Nelson Agholor. He also had 4 receptions for 68 yard in the game as the Patriots won 54–13. In a Week 10 45–7 win against the Cleveland Browns, Bourne had 4 receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown, the 98 yards were a career high in a game for Bourne. In Week 12 against the Tennessee Titans, Bourne had 5 receptions for 61 yards and 2 touchdowns, including a 41 yarder and helped the Patriots win their 6th straight game 36–13.

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2017 SF 11 0 16 257 16.1 54 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2018 SF 16 8 42 487 11.6 33 4 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0
2019 SF 16 0 30 358 11.9 30 5 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2020 SF 15 5 49 667 13.6 49 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2021 NE 17 5 55 800 14.5 75 5 12 125 10.4 17 0 1 1
Career 75 18 192 2,569 13.4 75 16 12 125 10.4 17 0 2 1

Postseason

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2019 SF 3 0 6 88 14.7 21 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2021 NE 1 1 7 77 11.1 43 2 1 14 14.0 14 0 0 0
Career 4 1 13 165 12.7 43 3 1 14 14.0 14 0 0 0

References

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  23. ^ "49ers Activate Four From Reserve/COVID-19 List". 49ers.com. November 6, 2020. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
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  25. ^ Wagoner, Nick (November 13, 2020). "San Francisco 49ers WR Kendrick Bourne cleared to play after COVID-19 testing saga". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  26. ^ "Patriots Sign 10 Free Agents". Patriots.com. March 19, 2021.