Former Ohio State quarterback Kenny Guiton signs with AFL’s LA KISS

June 4, 2014
Former quarterback Kenny Guiton throws the ball during Ohio State’s Pro Day March 7 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Credit: Ryan Robey / For The Lantern

Former quarterback Kenny Guiton throws the ball during Ohio State’s Pro Day March 7 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
Credit: Ryan Robey / For The Lantern

After serving as a backup quarterback at Ohio State for four seasons, Kenny Guiton has found a new football home.

The 6-foot-3, 208-pound passer has been assigned to the LA KISS — named after the iconic rock group of the same title — of the Arena Football League, according to a press release Tuesday evening.

The start of an AFL career for Guiton comes after a short stint with the Buffalo Bills of the NFL, who invited Guiton to their rookie mini-camp in Buffalo in May before signing rookie wideout Caleb Holley of East Central University, leaving no room for Guiton on the roster.

At OSU, Guiton completed 89 of his 134 career pass attempts for 893 yards and 16 touchdowns. In his final season, Guiton was named a team captain and started in two games for the Buckeyes, leading OSU to a 52-34 win over California in his first ever start and compiling a school-record six touchdown passes against Florida A&M in his second start.

Guiton graduated from OSU in December 2013 with a degree in family resource management and family studies.

Following the 2014 Orange Bowl, his final game in an OSU uniform, Guiton played in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl, a showcase for college seniors looking to enter the NFL ranks, but threw just four passes in the contest, completing only one of those throws for nine yards.

There has been no announcement as to when Guiton is set to don an LA KISS uniform, as the team is currently in the middle of the 2014 AFL season with its next game set for June 9 against the San Jose Sabercats.

The KISS currently stand at 2-8 on the season and are riding a seven-game losing streak following a 2-1 start.

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  1. mrmud says:

    Where can i watch the AFL.

    The bills are putz… brought Kenny in to jerk him around…

  2. Guest says:

    OK after hearing Wilbon (ESPNs PTI) go on a rant about DUMB athletes and fake African American Studies degrees at UNC I read Kenny has a degree in “Family WHAT???” Sad sad sad Oh we know the former UNC STAR oops I mean student athlete was telling the truth…….

  3. knockout614 says:

    Kenny is a solid player AMA would be a good NFL player. Better than Johnny football.

  4. buckeye fan 4 life says:

    As a browns fan and buckeye fan I think Kenny would have been a better fit than Johnny football. I watched Kenny at OSU and his boys came out during the Purdue game. He will be a player in the NFL soon. Good luck Kenny. See ya soon.

  5. Boss Hog says:

    I’m an SEC guy but I tell you what that Kenny Guiton has some skills some real skills!! Makes perfect sense that the Bills cut him because the Bills could not hit water if they fell out of a boat!! Watching all these preseason games you’re telling me he’s not better than any of these guys? BS he’s a hell of a lot better!! I know he’s a lot better than all the Dallas QB’s

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