27 Chad Kackert
27 Chad Kackert
Height: 5-8
Weight: 180
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif.
High School: Grace Brethren
Position: RB

The son of Craig and Bette Kackert...born 9-15-86 in Thousand Oaks, Calif...a Kinesiology/Athletic Training major.

2009    • Kackert is expected to start at running back for UNH.
           • A strong candidate for post-season honors.
2008    • Played in nine games for the Wildcats.
           • Carried the ball 99 times for a gain of 677 yards and six touchdowns.
           • Notched an average of 6.4 yards per carry.
           • Averaged the highest average for rushing yards per game with 70.
           • Totaled the longest rush from scrimmage on the roster with a 72-yard carry.
           • Compiled 15 receptions for 176 yards and two touchdowns.
2007    • Led all UNH rushers with an average of 42.2 ypg.
           • Carried the football 80 times for 380 yds and four rushing TDs.
           • Fifth-leading receiver on the team with 20 catches for 196 yds and 2 TDs.
           • Played in just nine games due to injury.
           • He was fifth in scoring with 42 points for the ‘Cats.
           • Led UNH in kick returns with an average of 26.3 average yds per return.
           • Had 67 rushing yds vs. Maine on 13 carries for a season high.
           • Recorded season-best six catches for 50 yds and a TD vs. Northeastern.
2006    • Kackert won two key games down the stretch with game-winning touchdowns in
              victories over Maine (19-13 OT) and Hampton in the NCAA’s (41-38). Both games
              were won late in the fourth quarter.
           • The top returning rusher with 115 carries for 584 yds. and five TDs.
           • Came on strong late in the season after playing in all 13 games.
           • He also is a solid receiver, making 14 catches for 166 yds. and two TDs.         
           • His TD catch vs.  Hampton gave UNH a come-from-behind win late in the fourth quarter.
           • Led all UNH rushers in the spring scrimmage with nine carries for 91 yds.
2005    • Arrived at UNH in Jan. of 2006 after suffering a leg injury and forgoing the fall  semester   to get healthy. His arrival in Jan. allowed him to play spring football.

Before UNH
• Lettered in both football and basketball at Grace Brethren.
• Compiled 6,700 rushing yds. and 131 touchdowns (among top 10 in nation).
• Ran for 3,447 yds in his senior season and scored 56 TDs (tops in Calif.).
• Rushed for 443 yards in one contest (2nd best in Calif.).
• Scored eight TDs in one game.
• Named California Small School State Player of the Year in 2004.
• Named League Offensive Player of the Year and Ventura County Athlete of the       Year.

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