Kenji Bahar
#11 Quarterback

Ht: 6’3”
Wt: 200 lbs.
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Born: September 21, 1997

Scouting Report: Strong-armed QB that can make every throw…great touch on deep ball…has good height, frame and wingspan to add bulk…solid athlete…high football IQ and intelligence…proven leader and winner…possesses intangibles of strong work ethic, high character and competitive toughness.


Game Films:

  1. Campbell (11/16/2019):

Holy Cross – 1st Round FCS Playoffs (11/30/2019):

2019 (Redshirt Senior):  Invited to, and played in, the Hula Bowl…Had his finest season in 2019 being named Offensive Player of the Year by both the Big South and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC)…Set Monmouth’s single-season marks for touchdowns, passing yards, total offense, completions, and passing efficiency among others…his 3,684 passing yards set the school record by more than 1,000 yards and his 30 passing touchdowns topped the previous record by nine while setting the Big South record….Third Team All-America selection…Led Monmouth to its only Big South Championship and both of the team’s playoff bids (2017, 2019)…In 2019, Bahar and the Hawks climbed to 11th in the national rankings while setting a school record for wins (11) and winning streak (9 games) en route to the team’s first playoff victory…Set all but one Monmouth passing record and played more games than any other quarterback in school history (48)…finished eighth in the voting for the 2019 Walter Payton Award…first Monmouth player to earn Big South Offensive Player of the Year honors…Threw for 9,642 yards during his career and amassed 9,975 yards of total offense both of which rank fourth all-time in Big South history.

2018 (Redshirt Junior):  Started in all 11 games in 2018…STATS FCS National Player of the Week Honorable Mention in Week Three in the win against Lafayette, throwing for 334 passing yards, completing 70 percent of his passes and running for 47 yards (9/15)…Named Second-Team All-Big South…Named Offensive Big South Player of the Week in Week Three…Finished first in the Big South in completions, passing yards, passing touchdowns, passing yards per game, and passing efficiency…Finished with a career-high in passing yards (2,626), touchdowns (20), completions (207), and passing efficiency (139.6)…Had a career-high 407 yards and five touchdowns in the win against Garder-Webb (11/17).

2017 (Redshirt Sophomore):  Started all 12 games at quarterback for the Hawks…Threw for 2,368 yards with 16 touchdowns on 205 of 331 passing…His 197.3 yards per game was second among Big South passers…Finished with a 130.1 passing efficiency, which was second-most in the conference…Completed 61.9 percent of his passes…Named Big South Offensive Player of the Week after passing for 324 yards and three touchdowns against Holy Cross (10/7)…Led the Hawks to their first playoff appearance and a 9-3 record, the most wins since the 2006 season…Had six games with 200+ passing yards…Threw for a career-high four touchdowns on 15 of 24 passing against Gardner-Webb (11/11)…Had 244 yards on 23 of 31 passing with a pair of touchdowns in a win over Liberty (10/21)…Ran for 61 yards (career-high 56-yard run) and threw for 204 yards against Lehigh (9/9).

2016 (Sophomore):  Appeared in all 11 games, including nine at quarterback…Started the final three games of the year, with first career start against Kennesaw State (10/29)…Threw for 964 yards and four touchdowns on 166 pass attempts…Completed 97 of 166 passes 

Threw for a career-high 241 yards on 27 completions with a touchdown against Gardner-Webb (11/19)…Also ran for 17 yards and a touchdown against the Runnin’ Bulldogs…Recorded 200 yards passing and two touchdowns against Coastal Carolina (11/5)…Had 188 yards on 14 of 28 passing and a score against Kennesaw State (10/29).

2015 (Freshman):  Did not see any game action as true freshman.

High School:  Two-year starter at quarterback under coach Donald Davis at Calvert Hall High School…Named MIAA-A All-Conference…Threw for 1,900 yards in 2014…Threw 18 touchdowns as a senior…Completed 68.2% of his passes…Named MVP of the Turkey Bowl.