About Brian Kinchen

Brian Kinchen is a retired 14-year NFL tight end and long snapper who saw action with Miami, Cleveland, Baltimore, Carolina, and New England. As a tight end, he caught 160 passes for 1,648 yards and seven touchdowns. In 2003, Brian joined the Patriots late in the season and snapped the game winning field goal in Super Bowl XXXVIII. 

At Louisiana State, Brian was an All-SEC tight end and part of a family legacy that included father Gus Kinchen (who played on the 1958 national championship team), uncle Gary Kinchen, younger brother Todd Kinchen (who also spent seven years in the NFL), and sons Austin and Hunter. Both Brian’s mother Toni and his wife Lori were LSU cheerleaders.

Since retiring from football, Brian has spent time as a high school football coach and was a volunteer coach for Nick Saban’s 2004 national championship team at LSU. He currently serves as a college football analyst for ESPN.

Brian lives in Baton Rouge, La., where he and his wife Lori have raised their four sons—Austin, Hunter, Logan and McCain.