Matthew Kenty helped lead his teammates to a 2016  high school state championship. In his career, Kenty recorded 205 tackles, including 48 for-loss, 35 sacks, 13 forced fumbles and one touchdown. 

Now he’s a red shirt freshman on the football team at Tennessee Tech, and college life has become a little bit more complicated. This could be the end of a short lived football carer.. 


A Birmingham teen is one of 10 suspects facing felony charges in a Tennessee human trafficking operation.

Matthew Kenty, 18, is charged with one count of patronizing prostitution, a Class B felony, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced on Thursday. Kenty was on the Ramsay High School Rams’ 2016 Class 6A state championship football team and is listed on the roster at Tennessee Tech.

The operation took place in Tennessee’s Putman County and was carried out by the TBI, Office of the 13th District Attorney General, Cookeville Police Department, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, and Homeland Security Investigations, according to a press release. The initiative targeted individuals attempting to purchase illicit sex from minors.

“With each similar operation we conduct, we want to send the same message; that we will not tolerate the sexual exploitation of any person in our community,” TBI Acting Director Jason Locke said in a prepared statement. “This is a demand-driven crime, involving men from all kinds of backgrounds. As a state, Tennessee has led the fight to see to it that no child or adult falls victim to these sexual predators.”

The guy looks good, you can check out his highlights below: