|Date of birth:||August 6, 1965|
|Place of birth:||Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.|
|NFL Draft:||1988 / Round: 12 / Pick 320|
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Brian Douglas Kinchen (born August 6, 1965 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a retired American professional football tight end and long snapper in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots. His father is Gaynell "Gus" Kinchen, a member of the 1958 LSU Tigers football team and one of the famed Chinese Bandits. His brother Todd also played in the NFL. His sons Austin Kinchen and Hunter Kinchen were both long snappers on the LSU football team from 2010-11. He also was a commentator for ESPNU but was suspended after making a comment during a game that receivers needed to use their soft hands to "caress" the ball and responding to his comment as "kinda gay."
- Where are they now? - Brian Kinchen - Sports, Super Bowl, New England Patriots - baltimoresun.com
- The Long Snapper: A Second Chance, a Super Bowl, a Lesson for Life by Jeffrey Marx, Pub. Date: August 2009
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