Jeff Kent - Survivor: Philippines

Seasons: 1 | Days played: 22 | Wins: 0 | Jury: 1

  • Survivor 25: Philippines (2012) - 10th place, 9th out - 2nd juror.
  • Voted out in Episode 8, "Dead Man Walking" (Day 22).

Jeff Kent on social media: None found

Jeff Kent - Career statistics

Challenge stats Tribal council stats Jury stats Overall stats
Season ChW ChA ChW% VFB VAP TCA TC% wTCR JVF TotJ JV% SurvSc SurvAv
S25: Philippines 0.88 3.86 0.23 3 5 4 0.71 2.33 - - - 0.94 3.22
Career 0.88 3.86 0.23 3 5 4 0.71 2.33 - - - 0.94 3.22


Jeff Kent - Performance ranks

Challenges: MPF percentile


Tribal: VFB% percentile


Tribal: rVAP percentile


Performance ranks are a quick visual measure of the contestant's season vs. historical data from all prior contestants, in three basic (scorable) categories:

1. Performance in individual challenges (MPF), as a measure of "physical game";

2. Ability to vote people out consistently (VFB%, or VFB/TCA), or "strategic game"; and

3. Ability to avoid being voted against (rVAP, or TCA-VAP) - which scales better than a percentage would - for "social/strategic game."

See also: Full glossary for all these abbreviations.


Jeff Kent - Challenge record
Survivor 25 logo S25: Philippines

Idol Hands - Ep5 RC

Tribal/team challenge record (4-for-9; 2 2nds)

  • Philippines Ep. 1 RC/IC: "Share the Wealth" - Does rowing stage, Kalabaw finishes first (1st/3).
  • Philippines Ep. 2 RC/IC: "Manila Folders" - Hauls, does puzzle, Kalabaw barely second (2nd*/3).
  • Philippines Ep. 3 RC/IC: "Deep In Thought" - Competes (Kalabaw 1st/3).
  • Philippines Ep. 4 RC/IC: "Swing Break" - Delivers final blow to Matsing (Kalabaw 2nd*/3).
  • Philippines Ep. 5 RC: "Idol Hands" - Splits two bouts against Malcolm, but Kalabaw loses.
  • Philippines Ep. 5 IC: "Thrash, Splash & Bash" - Competes, Kalabaw loses.
  • Philippines Ep. 6 RC: "Bog Roll" - On the sidelines as Tandang negotiates surrender to Kalabaw.
  • Philippines Ep. 6 IC: "Philiping Out" - 3 catches shown (all against Pete), but Kalabaw loses.
  • Philippines Ep. 8 RC: "Catch of the Day" - Does all stages, team (Malcolm, Denise, Penner, Lisa) wins.


Snake in the Grass - Ep8 IC

Individual challenge record (0-for-2): (Mean % finish: 87.9%)

  • Philippines Ep. 7 IC, "Wrist Assured" - Barely missed winning for men (2nd/7).
  • Philippines Ep. 8 IC, "Snake in the Grass" - Just finishes second to Penner (2nd/10).


Hero challenge/ duel record (0-for-0):

  • Philippines: None.
Career totals - challenges
Team/tribal challenges
Wins: 4
2nd place: 2
Played: 19
Win%: 0.56
Sat out: --
Individual challenges
Wins: 0
Played: 2
Win%: 0.00
Mean% Finish: 87.9%
Hero challenges/duels
Wins: 0
Played: 0
Win%: --
Mean% Finish: --
Jeff Kent - Tribal Council record
Survivor 25 logo  S25: Philippines

Ep8 Tribal Council

Idols held/played (0/0):

  • Philippines: None.


VFB - Votes for the person booted (3/4):


VAP - Votes against (5):

  • Philippines, Ep. 8: Five votes, from Pete, Artis, Skupin, Abi-Maria, Lisa (voted out, 5-4-1, second juror).


Jury votes made (1/1):

Career totals - Tribal Council
Hidden idols/ advantages
Advantages held/played: 0/0
Idols found: 0
Idols played: --
Votes voided: --
Voting record
VFB: 3
Tribals: 4
VAP: 5
Jury votes
Made: 1
For winners: 1
Received: --
Jeff Kent - Pictures
Survivor 25 logo  S25: Philippines image gallery
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    Philippines intro shot
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    Philippines intro shot
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    Pre-game interview
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    Preseason interview
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    Pre-season ad
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    First day with the machete?
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    Chop chop
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    Canoeing, first challenge
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    Paddling with Carter, first challenge
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    Flipping crates, first challenge
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    Watching the Kalabaw puzzle, first challenge
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    Puzzle, Ep2 RC/IC
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    Diving, Ep3 RC/IC
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    Chatting with Carter about Penner and his idol, Ep4
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    Facing off against Malcolm, Ep5 RC
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    Dejected Kalabaw, Ep5 RC
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    Barely losing effort in the Ep5 IC
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    Kalabaw's first Tribal Council, Ep5
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    The thinker, Ep7
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    Final two in the merge IC
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    Trying to outlast Carter, Ep7 IC
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    Finishing the banner puzzle, Ep8 RC
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    Racing Penner, final stage of the Ep8 IC
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    Snake in the GRass, Ep8 IC
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    Time to join the jury
Jeff Kent - Interviews
Survivor 25 logo  S25: Philippines

Pre-game interviews

  • Gordon Holmes at (9/10/12): "Survivor: Philippines Pre-Game Interview: Former MLB Star Jeff Kent"
  • CBS pre-game "Meet Jeff" video (YouTube, now removed by CBS)


Post-game interviews

  • Rob Cesternino at RobHasAPodcast (11/8/12): "Talking With the Latest Person Voted Out on Survivor"
  • Gordon Holmes at (11/8/12): "Survivor: Philippines Castaway Jeff Kent: ‘I’m So Bitter and ****ed Off’"
Jeff Kent - Bio
Survivor 25 logo  S25: Philippines

From his pre-game interview, by Dalton Ross:

"'I will win Survivor because I'm the best competitor out here,' says Jeff, and considering that he's a former National League MVP, the baseball star may just have a point. The longtime Survivor fan plans to take his intensity from the baseball diamond to the island. 'I've been competing my whole life. That's what I do. I'm not here for any TV stardom. Not here to look good on TV.' His biggest obstacle, however, may be his fame. How will Jeff handle it if another player recognizes him?"

Excerpts from his Survivor: Philippines bio page:

"Occupation: Retired Major League Baseball Player. I played for the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Personal Claim to Fame: Being a husband and a father to four kids with the ability to provide them with every opportunity to be successful.

Inspiration in Life: My dad is my hero for instilling in me the desire to be the best you can in all that you do, and setting a great example for a happy family.

Hobbies: Hunting, motocross and golf.

Pet Peeves: Stupid people and people who talk too much.

3 Words to Describe You: Competitive, resilient and hard-headed.

If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? 1) A lounge chair to lounge in and sleep in. 2) My iPod to motivate me and tune things out. 3) A pillow to put my most valuable body part on a soft spot.

Survivor Contestant You Are Most Like: Colby Donaldson - for our athletic ability, southern charm and gamesmanship.

Reason for Being on Survivor: To challenge my talents and survival skills under isolated circumstances, and to prove to my family that being resilient pays off.

Why You Think You’ll 'Survive' Survivor: I enjoy hunting and fishing. I know how to cook outdoors, and I’m good at improvising.

Why You Think You Will Be the Sole Survivor: With my survival skills and instincts, living on an island for 39 days will be easy. Utilizing the other survivors in alliances and/or challenges will take skills that I’ve mastered throughout my baseball career. Motivating and manipulating people is what I did best in the locker room and on the field."