Kennedy named honorary captain

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former Razorback safety Kenoy Kennedy has been selected as the University of Arkansas honorary captain for the Georgia-Arkansas football game this weekend.

The Razorbacks play host to the Bulldogs in a national televised ESPN game at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Kennedy was the Razorbacks’ hard-hitting safety from 1996-99 racking up 287 career tackles. He led the team in tackles in 1998 with 95 stops and again in 1999 with 98 tackles while also earning a team leading 10 pass break ups.

In 1998 he was a second team All-SEC selection and in 1999 he was a first team All-SEC pick and a third team All-American. He is a member of the Razorback all-decade team for the 1990s.

Following his stellar career with the Hogs, Kennedy was drafted in the second round with the 45th overall pick by the Denver Broncos. He played five seasons with the Broncos and three with the Detroit Lions, compiling 536 tackles and 10 interceptions as a pro.

The University of Arkansas Athletic Department is presenting an honorary captain for each Fayetteville home game this season. Each honorary captain is honored prior to the game on the field, recognized on the RazorVision and accompanies the Razorback captains to midfield for the coin toss. The honorary captain also appears at the Legends Tent in the AT&T Trough approximately 90 minutes before game time.