Miami Athletics honors 10 from football, 2 from tennis, 1 each from track, volleyball, swimming
Four Others Also Selected on Second & Third Units
Final Game for 13 RedHawk Seniors
AP Photos: Miami Ohio vs. Akron - 11/03/11
SCOUTING REPORT: ... An all-star candidate in 2011, RedHawk coaches say that Kennedy is athletic, physical, strong, aggressive and instinctive ... the only questionmark is whether or not the injury-prone senior can remain healthy ... one of Miami's best run stoppers and pass defenders.
2010: Injuring his knee in game four at Missouri, he played very well in the first three contests, recording four tackles at Florida, 14 stops and two tackles for loss vs. Eastern Michigan, and eight tackles and 3.5 TFLs vs. Colorado State ... following several weeks of recuperation, he made it back for the MAC title game vs. Northern Illinois, accounting for five tackles and 1.5 TFLs ... in the GoDaddy.com bowl, he had three tackles and a quarterback sack ... Kennedy and his teammates ranked nationally in rushing defense (25th, 127.6 ypg), in pass efficiency defense (26th) and in total defense (28th, 338.2 ypg).
2009: Played three games before an injury sidelined him ... only totaled one tackle.
2008: Recorded 27 tackles in nine games played ... was a starter at outside linebacker alongside all-stars Joey Hudson and Clayton Mullins in the season opener vs. Vanderbilt. He had three tackles and recovered a fumble ... compiled a season-best six stops against Charleston Southern and five tackle vs. Kent State.
2007: Missed the first three games of the season due to a knee injury he suffered in pre-season practice ... saw action in games four through eight before injuring his other knee ... sat out three more contests before joining the team for its final two games of the season ... recorded nine tackles, including one QB sack and a fumble recovery ... earned a game ball vs. Bowling Green when he blocked a punt, resulting in a safety.
HIGH SCHOOL: Helped Libertyville to a combined mark of 31-5, two conference championships and a state championship (2004) in three seasons ... was named all-conference, all-area and all-state as a junior and senior ... also played basketball and baseball ... coached by Randy Kuceyeski.
PERSONAL: Born May 6, 1989 ... son of Joel and Michele Kennedy ... majoring in finance at Miami, his GPA is nearly 3.0.