A.J. Kincade
A.J. Kincade

RS Senior

St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Hazelwood Central

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190

Defensive Back




Hard-hitting and speedy cornerback who gives the Tiger secondary excellent athleticism and good experience ... Has started 6 games at corner over parts of each of the last three seasons, and enters the spring period atop the depth chart at one of the cornerback spots after a strong finish to the 2004 season ... Combines with fellow seniors Marcus King (15 career starts) and Calvin Washington (8) to give MU the best overall depth and experience at the corner position in quite awhile ... Excels at run support and isn't afraid to lay a hat on people.


Continued his development into a trusty cover and run support cornerback, playing in all 11 games and starting three times (Troy, Nebraska, Iowa State) ... Had a career-high 30 tackles on the season, including 22 solos ... Ended the season on a high note, as he sent his teammates into the off-season on a positive note when he made a game-winning interception in overtime in the season finale at Iowa State ... Intercepted ISU's Bret Meyer on 3rd-and-goal with MU leading 17-14 in overtime, when he picked off a fade route to end the game ... Had two interceptions on the season, with his other one coming in game #2 at Troy to end a Trojan drive ... Made a season-best 5 tackles against Oklahoma State and Kansas State, and had multiple-tackle games against Arkansas State, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa State.


Had a solid sophomore season that saw him make increased contributions as the year progressed ... Played in 12 of 13 games, and ended the year with a solid performance in the Independence Bowl against Arkansas, as he had 2 tackles and set a career high by breaking up 2 passes ... Made his start against Nebraska ... Had a season-high 5 stops in that game, as MU upset 10th-ranked Nebraska 41-24 ... Added 1 TFL (2 yards) and 2 other passes broken up on the season, with one coming against Middle Tennessee State and the other a jarring hit on a Kansas State wide receiver to break up the play ... Earned the team's weekly big hit award for that play against K-State ... Had 4 stops, including the TFL, in the regular-season finale versus Iowa State.


Emerged as one of the Tigers' top cornerbacks as a redshirt freshman ... Played in all 12 games, and eventually cracked the starting lineup in the final 2 games of the year, beating out veteran corners R.J. Jones and Antoine Duncan in the process ... Had 17 total tackles on the season, including one for a loss ... Earned his first career start at Texas A&M, and registered 5 tackles ... Followed with a career-high 6 stops in the season finale vs. Kansas State, including one tackle for a loss ... Had several interference calls go against him at Texas A&M, but stuck with it, and helped the Tigers claim their first-ever win against the Aggies at venerable Kyle Field, in a double overtime thriller.


Redshirted as a true freshman in 2001 ... Was one of Gary Pinkel's top recruits in his first recruiting class ... Went up against Justin Gage in practice everyday as part of the Tigers' scout team defense ... Worked to get stronger in the Tigers' strength and conditioning program.


One of the top defensive backs in the state of Missouri and ranked among the top 65 DBs in the country by Rivals.com ... Prep Star ranked him among the top 20 defensive backs in the entire Midwest ... First team all-state and all-metro selection and two-time all-district pick ... Registered 6 career interceptions and forced 8 fumbles ... Also recovered 4 fumbles ... racked up 106 solo tackles in 3 varsity seasons while assisting on 74 others ... Also recorded 33 career pass breakups ... On offense, rushed for 1,443 yards and 24 TDs in 2000, averaging 9.5 yards per carry ... Also lettered in track and field.


Studying hotel and restaurant management ... High school coach - John Pukala ... Son of Arthur Kincade and Bessie Kincade ... Father is a software engineer, mother is a international customer support representative ... Full name - Arthur Johnson Kincade III ... Born Dec. 11, 1982.


	G-GS	Solo	Asst.	Total	TFL-Yds.	Int.-Yds.	PBU
2002	12-2	11	6	17	1-2	0-0	0
2003	12-2	17	6	23	1-2	0-0	4
2004	11-2	22	8	30	0.5-1	2-0	1
Totals	35-6	50	20	70	2.5-5	2-0	5
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