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Zips football video and bio: Cornerback Kris Givens

By George Thomas Published: February 5, 2014


Kris Givens


Juco transfer:  Holmes Community College, Mississippi

Height:  5-feet-11

Weight: 175 lbs.

Last season:  39 tackes, four interceptions.  Could feel a need with the departure of Malachi Freeman.

Enrolled at Akron in January and will participate in spring practice … has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

From the UA athletics department:  competed at Holmes CC in 2012-13 … second-team all-state both seasons … MACJC All-Star as a sophomore when he had 39 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one recovered fumble, four interceptions and three pass breakups … as a freshman, had 35 tackles, three recovered fumbles, six interceptions and 13 pass breakups … attended Ridgeland HS in Ridgeland, Miss. … credited with 83 tackles (35 unassisted), five interceptions, four recovered fumbles and two blocked field goals as a high school senior … during his junior year, tallied 98 tackles (52 unassisted), five INTs, two recovered fumbles and four blocked field goals … also returned kickoffs and punts … born Feb. 16, 1994.

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