Kenny Viser, a Reno native, attended Little Flower Catholic School and spent most of his extra-curricular time at the Boys and Girls Club on E 9th street. A two-sport standout from an early age, Kenny was a key member of the Bulldogs Pop-Warner football team and the Reno Ballers basketball program. Kenny’s athletic career hasn’t been without setbacks, but his perseverance and determination elevated him past the adversity and enabled him to play in college and beyond.
By the time he arrived at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School, Kenny was a well-established athlete expected to make an immediate impact both on the hardwood and the gridiron. Kenny played three years of both varsity football and basketball. On the football field, Kenny was an absolutely fearless running back that was extremely hard for opposing coaches to prepare for. On the basketball court, his size, length, and athleticism created matchup problems for opposing guards of all sizes. He was also his team’s best defender and great rebounder. Kenny helped his school transition seamlessly from the smaller 3A division to Nevada’s largest 4A division in 2005, and both his football and basketball teams were title contenders despite the division change. Kenny was honored numerous awards throughout the years in both football and basketball in the 3A and 4A divisions. His senior season, he was a 4A second team all-state selection and was the co-offensive MVP for the northern Sierra League. That same year in hoops, he was honored with 4A second team all-state recognition as well as first team all-region.
Kenny made the decision to exclusively play football in college, and he accepted a scholarship to play at the University of Nevada. After spending his first year with the team as a walk-on, Kenny transferred to Idaho State University in his second year. Kenny has been blessed with several opportunities to play professionally: first with the Fairbanks Grizzlies (Indoor Football League), then with the Green Bay Blizzard (Indoor Football league), and most recently with the Cleveland Gladiators (Arena Football team).