Position: Tight End
Height /Weight: 6-4 / 295
Hometown: Newark, Del.
High School: Caravel Academy
Major: Criminal Justice
At Delaware: Enters third year in the program for the Blue Hens…expected to move over to tight end position to add depth this fall...will be first time playing the position...former defensive tackle...has good size and long arms…has good speed and athleticism for his size...also participated on the Blue Hen outdoor track and field team for the first time in 2011…track and field team will become a club sport beginning this fall.
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 head coach K.C. 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 and was a teammate of Delaware head coach K.C. Keeler...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. 6 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 CAA 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 is a national caliber weight thrower at national power Louisiana State University…led LSU to third place team finish at 2011 NCAA Championships and qualified for in the hammer throw.
Career Defensive Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Tackles: 2 vs. Duquesne, 2010Back To Football Home Football Story Archive