KU football MVP Countdown: No. 13, Kevin Feder
Ohio State recruited Kevin Feder out of a New Jersey high school and had high hopes for the offensive tackle, hopes that never were realized because a foot injury sidelined him for two seasons. He was cleared to play in 2017, but never made his way onto the depth chart.
Feder announced in a tweet in January his intentions to leave Ohio State as a graduate transfer at the end of the 2018 school year. He likely will start Saturday at right tackle against Nicholls State.
In his tweet announcing his transfer, Feder made it clear he has no ill will toward Ohio State and he thanked a big coaching name from KU's recent football past.
3:46 update: Good news: Feder and Alex Fontana were made available for interviews Tuesday for the first time. Benton interviewed Feder for a story later in the week. I'll be putting up column on Fontana later today.
"Also, huge thanks to coach Warinner for recruiting and believing in me when I first made my decision to attend OSU," Feder tweeted of former Kansas offensive coordinator Ed Warinner, now working as offensive line coach at Michigan.
Feder is listed at 6-foot-9 and 300 pounds. The current KU football media policy precludes players who have not yet played in a game from doing interviews, although that wasn't the policy in the spring. So juco transfers at the semester were able to do interviews in the spring, but the college graduates who joined the program in June have been restricted from doing interviews.
Feder did an interview with Foxsports.com during his freshman season at Ohio State.
"I was always too big to play football when I was little so I went to wrestling," Feder told Foxsports.com. "So I would always work on my footwork, my leverage, my speed and cardio and all that stuff."
In that same story, Warinner said of Feder: "They love him in the weight room.He got an award this summer for maybe being the hardest working freshman. He loves to grind.”