CHHS’ Kennedy drawing interest from several colleges

Published 10:31 pm Monday, October 14, 2013

Charles Henderson’s Hunter Kennedy isn’t hard to spot on the football field.

Kennedy stands six-feet-four-inches tall and tips the scales at a hair over 300 pounds. Partner his size with a head full of closely-cropped red hair, and one can see why he gets noticed.

Kennedy’s skills and physical size have attracted interest from numerous four-year schools, including Yale, Princeton, Duke and Troy.

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A tackle for Charles Henderson, Kennedy will likely move inside to guard or center at the next level.

The position change fits in to Kennedy’s plans.

“I know I am a step to slow and probably a inch too short to play tackle,” Kennedy said. “But I have played guard and center in the past, so I think It won’t be hard to pick up again.”

Charles Henderson head coach Mike Dean said that any university would be making a good move by signing Kennedy.

“He has everything you want in a football player and an offensive lineman,” Dean said. “He has good footwork, good hands, good size and he is an outstanding kid. Any college that picks him up will be making a good choice. We need more Hunter Kennedy’s in our program, and in this world.”

Kennedy’s academic record also helps his stock as his senior year winds down.

He is an all-A student, and currently holds a score of 29 on his ACT, and will take it once more to “get a higher score than my sister.”

“I want to play football, and get a good education,” Kennedy said. “I know that football will end someday, but an education will help me forever.”

Kennedy and the Charles Henderson Trojans welcome Ashford to Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Friday.