Kentavius Street was born May 8, 1996, in Greenville, North Carolina. He is a defensive tackle in the NFL.
Kentavius Street attended Rose High School in Greenville, North Carolina, where he helped the team to a 12-3 record and the semifinals of the North Carolina 4A state playoffs as a senior. In college he played 51 games (35 starts) in four years at North Carolina State. Street’s athletic ability was featured in a video of his 700-pound squat at a NC State workout, which went viral. Along with Bradley Chubb (Denver Broncos – 5th overall), B.J. Hill (New York Giants – 69th overall) and Justin Jones (Los Angeles Chargers – 84th overall), Street became the final player from NC State’s starting defensive line to be drafted in 2018. It marks the first time since 2013 that a school’s complete starting defensive line was selected in the same draft.
Street has a cousin, Kiwaukee Thomas, who played 8 seasons in the NFL with the Jaguars, Bills and Dolphins. After his playing career was over, Kiwaukee got into coaching, and was recently named the head football coach at Middle Georgia State University. Street’s grandfather, who served in the Marine Corps, gave him advice in the first grade that would last a lifetime. He told Kentavius that no matter the circumstance, he was going to have to outwork the competition. Street states that he has taken that mindset and carried it with him everywhere he goes - in the classroom, on the field, in the weight room and in the community
One of Streets’ favorite memories comes from a tightly-contested, 10-3 home victory over Notre Dame in 2016. The game was played under unique circumstances, as Hurricane Matthew had recently struck the east coast and transformed the field to a 100-yard slip and slide with a constant downpour in addition to 20-plus miles per hour winds attacking the field. Street said it was a battle to the very end and was a fun, well-fought victory.
Street was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round (128th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.