The fourth year linebacker who saw a promising season cut short by injuries is healed and ready to establish himself as a prime time player.
" I feel awesome, the shoulder surgery was done early, and time has healed all wounds." Kacyvenski said of his off-season shoulder surgery.
Kacyvenski started the first nine games in 2002 and finished with 72 tackles (52 solo) for the season.
Kacyvenski seasons came to an abrupt end when he suffered a high ankle sprain in the Arizona game on Nov 10. Although he could play in the last game of the season the team opted to put him on injured reserve.
But that was last year and the high energy, spark plug Linebacker is ready to compete with Orlando Huff for the starting Linebacker position.
" I am excited and ready to play, Defensive Coordinator Ray Rhodes brings in an attitude that is intense and has no option but to win, I am looking forward to the upcoming year."
While he was healing his wounds during the off-season, Kacyvenski sough out a nutritionist. The result was a lowering of his body fat from 11 percent to 6 percent and a loss of 6 pounds.
The upcoming season should be a bright one for Kacyvenski on the field as well as off the field.
Kacyvenski and his wife are expecting a son in four and a half months.
" Things are looking up for me all the way around, I am excited about the upcoming season and the birth of Isaiah junior." Kacyvenski said after the teams practice.