Despite playing just two seasons, Kevin Eakin was one of the most prolific passers in Fordham football history, setting Fordham career records in passing yards (6,112), touchdown passes (45), completion percentage (61.5%), 200-yard passing games (19) and 300-yard passing games (5). He also ranked among Patriot League career leaders in completion percentage (third), passing yards/game (sixth), passing touchdowns (tenth), passing yards (11th) and total offense (12th).
Over his career, Eakin threw for a school and Patriot League-record 6,112 yards and 45 touchdowns. He completed 486 of 790 passes, both second best all-time, for the 6,112 yards. His completion percentage of 61.5% is also a school record, and he threw for over 200 yards 19 times in 25 career starts as well as surpassing the 300-yard mark five times. Eakin's career record as a starter was 19-6.
Eakin led the 2002 Rams to their first ever Patriot League title and first appearance in the NCAA I-AA playoffs. Fordham defeated Northeastern in the first round of the 2002 playoffs before falling to Villanova in the second round.
A 2002 & 2003 First Team All-Patriot League selection, Eakin was the first Fordham quarterback to throw for more than 3,000 yards in a season, setting the school passing yardage record in 2003 with 3,072 yards. He led the Patriot League in passing yards/game that season and was second in total offense.
Following graduation, Eakin signed a future NFL contract with the New York Jets and was assigned to the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe. He finished the 2005 NFL Europe season as the second-rated passer in the league, completing 105 of 180 passes for 1,299 yards and 11 touchdowns, and was invited to Jets' training camp in the summer.
In 2006 Eakin was cut the final week of camp by the Buffalo Bills after spending the spring with the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europa, helping the team advance to the World Bowl. On the year, he threw for 353 yards and two scores.
For the past two years, Eakin has been a member of the Tennessee Valley Vipers, leading the team to the 2008 Arena Football League 2 (AFL2) championship, throwing for 2,515 yards and 51 touchdowns in 12 regular season games and for 704 yards and 11 scores in the playoffs. Last year, he was named Second Team All-AFL2 as the Valley Vipers won the 2009 AFL2 South Division title, recording 3,945 passing yards and 85 touchdowns in 16 games.