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    Ben Kennedy
    Ben Kennedy

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Naperville, Ill.

    High School:
    Naperville North

    Height / Weight:
    6-6 / 275

    Position:
    DE

    Birthdate:
    03/16/1981



    General: A former walk-on who eventually earned a scholarship ... Saw action in 27 games during his career.

    2002: Played in eight games ... Recorded two tackles against both Air Force and TCU ... Tallied one tackle at Navy.

    2001: Appeared in 10 contests, on special teams and at defensive tackle ... Closed the year as the backup right tackle behind Colby Clark ... Notched two tackles (one solo) ... The solo hit came against Minnesota ... Scout team player of the week.

    2000: Played in nine games, mostly on special teams ? Academic All-Big Ten.

    1999: Redshirted.

    High School: Started at outside linebacker his sophomore and junior seasons ? Did not play his senior season due to injury ? Lettered nine times as a prep (4?track, 3?football, 2?basketball) ? Had the second-best discus throw in the state his senior season ? High school football coach was Larry McKeon ? Ranked 10th in a class of 690 ? National Merit finalist ? National Honor Society member ? Academic all-conference for nine athletic seasons.

    Personal: Born Benjamin C. Kennedy on 3/16/81 ? Son of Tom and Laurel Kennedy ? Biology major.

    The Kennedy File
    Q: If I was not playing football, I would be...
    A: Playing basketball
    Q: Best television show ever made?
    A: Politically Incorrect
    Q: Favorite food?
    A: Cheese.

    Kennedy's Career Statistics
    Year          GP     ST     AT     TT     TFL     PBU     FR     FF    SACK
    2000          9      0      0      0      0/0     0       0       0     0/0
    2001          10     1      1      2      0/0     0       0       0     0/0
    2002          8      0      5      5      0/0     0       0       0     0/0 
    TOTALS        27     1      6      7      0/0     0       0       0     0/0