NFL CAREER – Signed with New Orleans at the start of the offseason, this fourth-year defensive lineman brings positional versatility to a formidable Saints defensive front. Originally a fourth round draft selection in the 2018 NFL Draft (128th overall) out of North Carolina State by San Francisco, Street enjoyed his most productive campaign in 2021. He appeared in all 17 regular season games with two starts posting career-highs across the board, registering 27 tackles (15 solo), three sacks, six tackles for loss and one forced fumble, adding two more solo stops in three postseason contests as San Francisco advanced to the NFC Championship Game. Overall, the Greenville, N.C. native has appeared in 35 career regular season games with four starts for the 49ers, posting career totals of 41 tackles (23 solo), three sacks for a loss of 17 yards and one forced fumble.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Agreed to terms with the Saints, 3/18/22; Activated by the 49ers from Active/Physically Unable to Perform, 8/4/20; Placed by the 49ers on Active/Physically Unable to Perform, 7/28/20; Placed by the 49ers on Injured Reserve, 1/10/20; Activated by the 49ers from Injured Reserve, 12/14/19; Placed by the 49ers on Injured Reserve, 9/1/19; Placed by the 49ers on Reserve/Non-Football Injury, 9/1/18; Signed by the 49ers to a four-year contract, 5/7/18; Selected by the 49ers in the fourth round (128th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.
2021 – Played in all 17 regular season games in final season with San Francisco with two starts in 2021 and posted career-highs in all statistical categories as he made 27 tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble for the National Football League's third-ranked defense, adding two more solo stops in three postseason contests as San Francisco advanced to the NFC Championship Game…In the opener at Detroit, Sept. 12, started and posted three tackles (one solo) and first career sack…At Philadelphia, Sept. 19, posted a career-high four tackles (one solo) and s tackle for loss…Made three tackles (one solo) and one stop for loss, vs Green Bay, Sept. 26…Vs. Indianapolis, Oct. 24, started and tied career-high with four tackles (career-high three solo) and one sack for a three-yard loss…Tied career-high with three solo tackles and one sack for a four-yard loss, at Tennessee, Dec. 23…In regular season finale, at L.A. Rams, 1/9/22, made a solo tackle…In Wild Card round at Dallas, 1/22/22, made a solo tackle…Made a solo tackle in NFC Divisional Playoff game win at Green Bay, 1/30/22. 2020 – Appeared in 15 games with two starts and recorded ten tackles…Vs. Philadelphia, Oct. 4, registered one solo tackle...Posted two solo tackles, vs. Miami Oct. 11…At New England, Oct. 25, recorded one tackle…Posted one tackle, at New Orleans, Nov. 15…At L.A. Rams, Nov. 29, made two tackles, (one solo) and one tackle for loss…Made his first career start at DT and posted one tackle, at Arizona, Dec. 26…Vs. Seattle, 1/3/21, started at DT and registered three tackles (one solo). 2019 – After being activated from Injured Reserve, Dec. 14, appeared in three games and registered four tackles…Made his NFL debut vs Atlanta, Dec. 15, posting his first career tackle…Vs. L.A. Rams, Dec. 21, made a career-high three solo tackles and one tackle for loss. 2018 – Spent the entire season on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List.
COLLEGE – As a four-year letterman at North Carolina State, Street played for New Orleans co-defensive coordinator/defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen, who tutored the Wolfpack defensive line. Street was a part of a defensive line, where all four starters were drafted (in 2018 for the first time since 2013 (Louisiana State), joining Bradley Chubb (Denver Broncos-5th overall), B.J. Hill (New York Giants-69th overall) and Justin Jones (Los Angeles Chargers (84th overall). He played in 51 career games (35 starts) and registered 123 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and six passes defensed…In 2017, started all 13 games and tallied 38 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed. As junior, played in 13 games (12 starts) and notched 31 tackles, nine stops for loss, 5.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and a pass defense. In 2015, played in 13 games (10 starts) and recorded 31 tackles, three stops for loss, 0.5 sack, a forced fumble and two passes defensed. As freshman, played in 12 games and registered 23 tackles, a stop for loss and a pass defense…Graduated with a sociology degree.
PERSONAL – Attended Rose (Greenville, N.C.) HS, playing DE/TE, helping team to a 12-3 record and the semifinals of the North Carolina 4A state playoffs as senior, where in two seasons, posted 185 tackles and 35.5 stops for loss….Attended Douglas Coffee County (Ga.) HS his first two years…Played in the U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio, where he was No. 11 overall player for the East squad postgame…No. 18 DE nationally by scout.com and No. 43 player nationally overall, the No. 4 strongside DE nationally, and No. 2 player in North Carolina by Rivals.com…No. 68 in ESPN.com's top 300, as the No. 7 DE nationally and the No. 4 player in North Carolina…In 2020, for his participation in the NFL's annual My Cause My Cleats campaign, street represented Foster America…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's 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…His cousin, Kiwaukee Thomas, played eight NFL seasons with the Jaguars, Bills and Dolphins. After his playing career was over, Kiwaukee got into coaching, was named the head football coach at Middle Georgia State University and is now the defensive coordinator/cornerbacks coach at Oklahoma Panhandle State University...In 2019, Street and his 49ers defensive linemates spent time with 25 local youth from the Fam 1st Foundation for a special holiday shopping experience…In 2018, Street and his fellow rookies participated in the annual 49ers Mentorship Academy, partnering with USA Football, which is a three-step program designed to provide high school football players with the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed and be leaders on and off the field…Street and his fellow rookies invited the high schoolers to the team facility, where they shared opinions and lessons over a meal and fun competitions…Born Kentavius Rakevian Street, May 8, 1996 in Greenville, NC.