The Kennedy Chronicles
Andrew Kennedy in his days at Staples High School Days
Another day, another major honor for senior TE Andrew Kennedy.
It’s been a long, great trip for Kennedy who was one of the first incoming recruits I ever wrote about on this blog.
Here the chronology:
-On Feb. 7, 2007, I first identified Kennedy as a potential incoming frosh... but as a DE.
-Four days later on Feb. 11, the the news came that Kennedy was indeed going to become a Lion.
-On the Ides of March, I posted some additional news about Andrew and even tabbed him as the potential top recruit in the incoming class.
-In late June 2007, we learned that Kennedy had won his final honor at Staples High School.
-Kennedy became a recognized key to the team in May 2008 when we learned that Troy Evangelist had left the squad.
-By August, we had learned that Head Coach Norries Wilson had been coaching Kennedy personally.
-Kennedy’s first TD catch was one of the highlights in Columbia’s 29-22 loss to Fordham in the 2008 season opener.
-He started to make a bigger impact a few weeks later against Lafayette.
-As we counted down to the start of the 2009 season, I featured Andrew as a player to watch.
-In mid July of that year, Kennedy was named as a preseason All Ivy 2nd Teamer.
-In the 2009 season opening win over Fordham, Kennedy had a monster game.
-Kennedy’s work landed him on the official All Ivy 2nd Team at the end of the season.
-We learned in April of this year that Andrew was going to be a team captain.
-In May, it was time to single out Kennedy again as being the clear leader among returning Ivy tight ends, a theme I revisited in July.
-The same publication that named Andrew a 2nd team preseason All Ivy in 2009, put him on the 1st team in preseason 2010.
-In August, Kennedy’s hometown paper published a new feature about him.
-He was a big part of so many games this season, Kennedy was the clear Columbia MVP against Yale in the Lions’ 31-28 loss.