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#66 Matt Kennedy
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 248
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Mt. Prospect, Ill.
High School: Prospect

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SCOUTING REPORT: After playing on the offensive line for four years, the RedHawk coaching staff moved him to tight end last spring where he’ll compete with Dustin White, Steve Marck and others.

2011: Played in eight games, making six starts on the season ... against Army in game five, the RedHawk offense rolled up 503 total offensive yards, its best single-game mark since a 552-yard effort at Kent State in 2009 .... Miami’s passing game averaged 299 yards per contest, a figure that ranked 14th among 120 Division 1 teams.

2010: Played in the first four games of the season, but was injured at Missouri ... after being sidelined for the next five games, he re-entered the lineup in game 10 at Bowling Green and started the rest of the way, including the MAC title contest and the GoDaddy.com bowl ... helped Miami offense rank third among MAC teams in pass offense (253.7 yards per game) and fifth in total offense (352 ypg) ... nationally, the RedHawks ranked 32nd in pass offense ... Kennedy and the offensive line helped Miami dominate time of possession, 32:53 to 27:00 ... earned his second varsity letter.

2009: He was a starter in all 12 games, playing 900-plus snaps with very few mistakes ... the RedHawk offensive unit started slowly in its first three games, but averaged 374 yards per contest during the last nine.

2008: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A first-team all-conference lineman ... earned two letters at Prospect as offensive guard and defensive end ... Knights are a perennial power in Illinois prep football, winning the state title his sophomore season ... also earned three letters in track and field a throws specialist ... an outstanding student, he was an academic all-conference selection ... coach at Prospect was Brent Pearlman.

PERSONAL: Born September 26, 1989 ... father, Jim, played football at Wake Forest, and mother, Donna, participated with Northern Illinois' track and field squad ... sister, Meghan, competes in cross country and track at Eastern Illinois ... majoring in marketing at Miami, he has a 3.0+ career GPA.

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