- His first name is pronounced juh-VONN.
- Leesa James-Exum, Kinlaw's mother, immigrated to Washington D.C. from Trinidad and Tobago in 1995.
- Played with older brother, Caleb, at South Carolina from 2017-2019.
- After not participating in Pop Warner as a kid, Kinlaw's football career began as a sophomore at Goose Creek (Charleston, SC) HS.
Morning Report: Is Javon Kinlaw Primed for a Breakout Sophomore Season?
Catch up on the latest San Francisco 49ers headlines.
Fred Warner, Trent Williams, Javon Kinlaw Earn PFWA Honors
Professional Football Writers of America released their list of the 2020 All-NFL, All-NFC and All-Rookie Teams.
What They Said: Coaches and Players Recap #WASvsSF
See what members of the San Francisco 49ers and Washington Football Team had to say following the Week 14 matchup.
Javon Kinlaw Earns First-career Rookie of the Week Nomination
Following his Week 12 outing vs. the Rams, Kinlaw earned the highest overall grade of his career and a nomination for the league-wide Rookie of the Week honors. Here's how to vote.
Morning Report: Javon Kinlaw in Top 5 of QB Pressures by a Rookie
Catch up on the latest San Francisco 49ers headlines.
Morning Report: Three 49ers Make PFF's Mid-season All-Pro List
Catch up on the latest San Francisco 49ers news.
Morning Report: Javon Kinlaws Concludes 'In My Own Words' Series, PFF Ranks All 32 Starting QBs, 49ers Announce Recipients for $1M Social Grant
Javon Kinlaw pens the final installment of "In My Own Words," Pro Football Focus ranks all 32 starting quarterbacks heading into the 2020 season, 49ers announce nine recipients for the team's social justice grant.
In My Own Words feat. Javon Kinlaw - Ready For My Competition
In the fifth and final entry, Javon Kinlaw details his adjustment to the speed in the NFL, his budding relationships with Jimmy Garoppolo and Richard Sherman and his eagerness to go full tilt in the 49ers Week 1 matchup against the Cardinals.
5 Takeaways from Players for a Purpose Presented by SAP
The 49ers Foundation hosted its annual kickoff to the season last night virtually.
49ers Foundation Announces Player Lineup for Annual Kickoff Event: Players for a Purpose presented by SAP
The annual fundraiser featuring 49ers players, coaches, alumni and executives will take place virtually to celebrate the start of football season while raising money for Bay Area youth.
Morning Report: Dee Ford Compares Javon Kinlaw to Nick Bosa
Dee Ford sees similar traits in the 49ers first round pick and the DROY, stay up to date with the latest training camp news, San Francisco signs OL Spencer Long.
Dee Ford Sees Similar Traits in Nick Bosa and Javon Kinlaw
The veteran pass rusher says Kinlaw possesses "everything that you want to see in a rookie" through the first two weeks of training camp.
Morning Report: Roster Moves, the 49ers Foundation Announces Dates for Annual Event, Javon Kinlaw and Brandon Aiyuk Debut in Red and Gold
San Francisco announces the signing of DL Alex Barrett, 49ers Foundation's Kickoff: Players for a Purpose set for September 1, Javon Kinlaw and Brandon Aiyuk show off their new threads on the team's social media.
2020 Training Camp Preview: Defensive Line
In the final installment of the 49ers position by position breakdown, 49ers.com is taking a look at the 49ers defensive line and how the unit can maintain their league-leading dominance despite recent changes.
Morning Report: Kyle Shanahan's Best Head Coaching Traits According to Richard Sherman, NFL Offensive and Defensive Line Rankings
Richard Sherman discusses Kyle Shanahan's most valuable traits as a head coach, how media stack up the 49ers offensive and defensive lines compared to the rest of the NFL.
Morning Report: Rich Eisen Reviews San Francisco's Offseason Moves, NFL's Top 100 Plays of 2019, Front Office Staff Supply Groceries for Over 900 Families
Rich Eisen says San Francisco had the "best offseason" in the NFL, 49ers land six plays in NFL's top 100 of 2019 and the 49ers front office joins Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley for a day of volunteering.
Morning Report: 49ers Announce Roster Moves, NFL Owners Meeting Update, 2020 State of the Franchise Highlights
San Francisco signs Javon Kinlaw and Brandon Aiyuk, top headlines from the NFL Owners Meeting and the 49ers 2020 State of the Franchise full show.
49ers Sign Draft Picks DL Javon Kinlaw and WR Brandon Aiyuk
The 49ers have signed their 2020 first round draft picks to four-year deals.
Morning Report: Kyle Shanahan Discusses Virtual Offseason, Robert Saleh Previews Javon Kinlaw's Potential, 49ers Mailbag
Kyle Shanahan reviewed the team's virtual training sessions, Robert Saleh discussed the process to drafting Javon Kinlaw and how to submit your 49ers questions to be answered on 49ers.com.
Morning Report: Peter King's NFL Power Rankings, WON Monthly Magazine, 49ers Players and Alumni Congratulate Class of 2020
Peter Kings shares his power rankings heading into the 2020 season, the June edition of the WON Magazine and 49ers players and alumni send messages to the Class of 2020.
49ers Morning Report: Dre Greenlaw Compares Javon Kinlaw to Nick Bosa, Raheem Mostert Discusses 'Idol' Frank Gore and 49ers Announce @Home Graduation
Dre Greenlaw discussed the potential for Javon Kinlaw to win Defensive Rookie of the Year, Raheem Mostert reflected on modeling his game after Frank Gore and 49ers will partner with Chegg to hold a virtual graduation for the Class of 2020.
Dre Greenlaw Believes Javon Kinlaw Has the Potential to Have a Nick Bosa-esque Defensive Rookie of the Year Season
Greenlaw highlighted Kinlaw's fit along the defensive line and, in addition to the 49ers supporting cast, believes the rookie has a good shot at the yearly honor.
With the Addition of Javon Kinlaw, Arik Armstead is Optimistic 49ers Can Resume Production in 2020
Armstead believes the 49ers defense is "built to adjust" and continue success despite recent changes along the defensive line.
By the Numbers: 49ers 2020 Draft Class
Looking at stats and numbers from each of the 49ers five draft additions during their collegiate careers.
|17||Seahawks||L 23 - 26|
|16||@Cardinals||W 20 - 12|
|15||@Cowboys||L 33 - 41||2||1||1||0||0||0|
|14||Football Team||L 15 - 23||4||3||1||0||0||0|
|13||Bills||L 24 - 34||3||1||2||0||0||0|
|12||@Rams||W 23 - 20||2||0||2||0||0||1||1||27||27||27||1||0|
|10||@Saints||L 13 - 27||3||1||2||1.5||0||0|
|9||Packers||L 17 - 34||3||2||1||0||0||0|
|8||@Seahawks||L 27 - 37||1||0||1||0||0||0|
|3||@Giants||W 36 - 9||2||1||1||0||1||0|
|7||@Patriots||W 33 - 6||2||1||1||0||0||0|
|2||@Jets||W 31 - 13||2||1||1||0||0||0|
|6||Rams||W 24 - 16||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|1||Cardinals||L 20 - 24||1||0||1||0||0||0|
|5||Dolphins||L 17 - 43||3||2||1||0||0||0|
|4||Eagles||L 20 - 25||4||2||2||0||1||0|
|2020||San Francisco 49ers||14||12||33||15||18||1.5||0||4||1||27||27||27||1||0|
Best Plays from Javon Kinlaw's 2020 Rookie Season
Watch the highlights of 49ers first-round defensive end Javon Kinlaw from the 2020 NFL season.
49ers Top 10 Plays from the 2020 Season
Check out this countdown of the 10 best highlight-reel plays made by the 49ers during the 2020 NFL season.
Javon Kinlaw: Brandon Aiyuk 'Is the Man'
Kinlaw discussed Brandon Aiyuk's career outing vs. Washington, reviewed the performance of the 49ers defense and how the unit embraces the responsibility of the putting the game on their shoulders.
Javon Kinlaw on 'Going to the Crib' During First-career Pick Six
Kinlaw broke down his interception of Jared Goff which ran back for a touchdown and discussed how Robert Saleh's energy propels the defense.
Top Plays from the 49ers 23-20 Victory Over the Rams
Watch the highlights from San Francisco's 23-20 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 12.
Top Defensive Plays from the 49ers 23-20 Victory Over the Rams
Watch the 49ers best defensive plays from their strong win in the Week 12 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.
Javon Kinlaw Punctuates His First-Career Pick-Six with a Dive Into the End Zone
Kinlaw hauled in the Jared Goff pass and took it all the way back for a touchdown.
Javon Kinlaw Breaks Down First-career Sack
Kinlaw reviewed his first sack in the NFL and discussed the D-line's identity to "establish a physical presence."
Full Highlights: 49ers at Saints
Watch the top plays from the 49ers Week 10 matchup against the New Orleans Saints.
Javon Kinlaw Records First-career Sack
Kinlaw took down Taysom Hill for the first sack of his NFL career.
49ers Unscripted: Javon Kinlaw Talks Staying Patient for First NFL Sack
Kinlaw joined the 49ers Unscripted Podcast presented by Microsoft Surface to discuss his first season in the NFL, being his own harshest critic, his dad's 49ers fandom and pursuing his first sack. Listen to the full podcast at 49ers.com/audio.
Javon Kinlaw on Continuing to Improve His Technique
Kinlaw discussed his mindset to improve every week and how the defense has relied on Fred Warner's leadership on the field.
Top Plays from the 49ers 33-6 Victory Over the Patriots
Watch the highlights from San Francisco's 33-6 victory over the New England Patriots in Week 7.
Javon Kinlaw: 'My Game is Improving as a Whole Everyday'
Kinlaw reviewed what he's improved on since the start of the season and highlighted the leadership of Arik Armstead.
Javon Kinlaw Makes PFF's Top Rookie's List
Pro Football Focus broke down the top rookie performances from the first quarter of the NFL season, including 49ers first-round pick Javon Kinlaw.
Full Highlights: Eagles vs. 49ers
Watch the top plays from the 49ers Week 4 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Azeez Al-Shaair Hauls in His First-Career Interception on 'Sunday Night Football'
Javon Kinlaw tipped the Carson Wentz pass and Al-Shaair made a great play to secure his first-career interception.
Javon Kinlaw on What He Expects from First NFL Primetime Game
Kinlaw discussed his mindset heading into "Sunday Night Football," evaluated his performance through the first three weeks of football and spoke about the importance of prioritizing sleep and hydration.
49ers Top Highlights From the First Three Weeks of Football
Watch the best plays from the San Francisco 49ers in the month of September.
Top Plays from the 49ers 36-9 Victory Over the Giants
Watch the highlights from San Francisco's 36-9 victory over the New York Giants in Week 3.
Javon Kinlaw Reviews His NFL Debut
San Francisco's first-round draft pick recapped his first game as a member of the 49ers and his mentality to be his own worst critic.
Meet the Rookies Presented by Zenni: Get to Know Javon Kinlaw
Learn more about the 49ers 14th-overall pick Javon Kinlaw, as the defensive lineman shared his reaction to being drafted by San Francisco and discussed what motivates him to improve each day.
Training Camp Rewind presented by SAP with Javon Kinlaw
Senior reporter Keiana Martin reviewed the major storylines following the team's 2020 training camp and spoke with first round pick Javon Kinlaw about joining the 49ers defensive line and his first NFL training camp.
Javon Kinlaw Recaps His First NFL Training Camp Practices
The 49ers first-round draft pick discussed the differences between the NFL and college practices and spoke about what veterans like Dee Ford, Nick Bosa and Laken Tomlinson have taught him thus far.