Position: Offensive Line
Height /Weight: 6-4 / 280
Hometown: Newark, Del.
High School: Caravel Academy
Major: Criminal Justice
At Delaware: Fourth-year team member as a junior • has changed positions several times during career and battled injuries but looks to have finally found a home on Delaware offensive line • projected to take over starting right guard position with graduation of two-year starter Will Nagle • will play an integral role as Hens look to replace four starters on offensive front • started career as a defensive tackle but moved to tight end and now offensive guard • outstanding athlete who has good footwork and long arms • was rewarded for outstanding spring by being named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Player on Offense in April • looks to be back at full strength after missing entire 2011 season with a leg injury • has played in seven career games - all on defense • former member of UD outdoor track & field team as a weight thrower.
2011 Season: Suffered leg injury in pre-season drills and did not see game action for the Blue Hens • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. 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 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. 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 recently completed career.
Career Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Tackles: 2 vs. Duquesne, 2010Back To Football Home Football Story Archive