Only Jimmy Kennedy Until Penn State Football

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Only LXXIII more days, y'all

Jimmy Kennedy was very good at football. He was not as good at football as many people would have liked. But he was 6'4 and 320 pounds, a hulk of a man and a space eater in the most literal sense of the word.

Before coming to Penn State, he was a high school All-American. While at Penn State, he was a four-year starter, a two-time all-conference player, and a first-team All-American. He once had four sacks and five tackles for loss in one game--and against Wisconsin, not some out-of-conference cupcake. In a very strange coincidence, he shared a birthday with Brooks Bollinger, the guy he sacked four times.

Anyway: Kennedy had 87 tackles in a single year. The dude was simply unblockable. And in the NFL, Kennedy was a Super Bowl champion. No, he didn't live up to the 12th overall selection the Rams used to take him in 2003, but he had a legitimate, eight-season pro career, the kind one can walk away from with no regrets.

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