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#56 Bobby Kennedy
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 290
Year: Senior
Hometown: Newark, Del.
High School: Caravel Academy
Major: Criminal Justice
Experience: 2 Letters

At Delaware: Fifth-year senior • two-year letterwinner • one of five returning starters on the offensive line • pre-season All-Colonial Athletic Association selection by the league coaches • has played in 17 career games and enters season having started nine straight contests • changed positions several times during career and battled injuries but finally found a home on Delaware offensive line • started career as a defensive tackle but moved to tight end and now offensive guard • one of the squad's most athletic big men • has good footwork and long arms • former member of UD outdoor track & field team as a weight thrower before program was reclassified as a club sport.

2012 Season: Earned second team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors as one of the league's top off ens vie guards • after missing the opener and coming off the bench in the second game due to injuries, came back to play in the final 10 games and started the last nine • joined center Brandon Heath on All-CAA team • was rewarded for outstanding spring by being named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Player on Offense in April •  team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler.

2011 Season: Suffered leg injury in pre-season drills and did not see game action for the Blue Hens • team went 7-4 under Keeler.

2010 Season: Earned first letter as he appeared in seven games, primarily on special teams and as part of the defensive tackle rotation • collected three tackles during the course of the season • had a season-high two tackles vs. Duquesne • recorded an assist vs. West Chester in the season opener in his collegiate debut • member of a Delaware defense that led the nation in scoring defense at 12.1 points per game and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards per game) • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national championship game under Keeler.

2009 Season: Did not see game action in first season at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility • team went 6-5 for Keeler.

High School: Outstanding two-way tackle at nearby Caravel Academy for head coach Mike Aruanno • led team to four-year record of 42-8 which included a state title in 2005, runner-up finishes in 2006 and 2007, and a quarterfinal appearance in 2008 • posted 168 career tackles, including 18 for loss and four sacks • had 81 tackles, including six for loss, as a senior in 2008 • earned second team All-State honors in 2008 • played in Blue-Gold High School All-Star Game at Delaware Stadium • standout in track and field • earned first team All-State honors in indoor shot put and in outdoor shot put and discus during his final two seasons • four-time high school USATF All-American and eighth in nation in indoor weight throw • two-time state champion in the shot put and three-time state champion in the discus • named Delaware's Gatorade Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year in 2009.

Personal: Robert Brandt "Bobby" Kennedy, Jr • born May 18, 1991 • son of Brandt and Cathy Kennedy • criminal justice major at Delaware • father was a standout kicker for Delaware in 1977-79 • Brandt led 1979 team to NCAA Division II national title when he was an All-East selection • converted a school-record 12 field goals in 1978 and a UD record 62 extra points in 1979 • No. 7 all-time at Delaware with 21 career field goals and No. 2 with 128 career extra points • grandfather, Robert L. Kennedy, played college football at West Chester • Bobby competed for the UD outdoor track & field team in 2011, joining the squad after spring football drills • posted three top 10 finishes at the Colonial Athletic Association Outdoor Championships, finishing fifth in the shot put (48-11), fifth in the discus (150-1 1/4), and ninth in the hammer (164-2 1/4) • hammer throw was second best in UD history for a freshman • has two sisters • older sister, Brieanna, was an All-State javelin thrower at Caravel and was a national caliber weight thrower at national power Louisiana State University during her career.

Career Statistics at Delaware

Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) TFL-Yards Sacks-Yards PB Int.
2012 10/9 0 (0) 0-0 0-0 0 0
2010 7/0 3 (0) 0-0 0-0 0 0
Totals 17/9 3 (0) 0-0 0-0 0 0

Career-High Tackles: 2 vs. Duquesne, 2010

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