Kimener was one of the top
receivers for the Holy Cross football team from 1964-1966. He
served as team captain during his senior year, when he led the team
with 33 receptions for 409 yards and two touchdowns. He was
also the Crusaders' leading receiver during his junior season,
catching 21 passes for 221 yards. A versatile player who also saw
action on defense, he finished his career with 55 receptions for
648 yards, and earned All-New England honors as a senior. One of
Kimener's biggest plays came during the final game of his
collegiate career, when he caught a touchdown pass from Jack Lentz
in the closing seconds to defeat Boston College, 32-26.
In addition to his exploits on the gridiron, Kimener ran the high hurdles and threw the javelin on the Holy Cross track and field team. He won a total of seven varsity letters, and was named the 1967 Crusader of the Year.