|No. 66, 75, 72|
February 12, 1971|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||335 lb (152 kg)|
|High school:||San Diego (CA) Morse|
|NFL Draft:||1993 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
|Player stats at ArenaFan.com|
Tamerlane Lincoln Kennedy, Jr. (born February 12, 1971) is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. He played college football for the University of Washington, and was recognized as an All-American. A first-round draft pick in the 1993 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders of the NFL and the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League. He is currently a broadcaster for Fox Sports and Premiere Radio Networks.
Kennedy was born in York, Pennsylvania, and grew up in the southeast part of San Diego, California. He graduated from Samuel F.B. Morse High School in San Diego, and played high school football for the Morse Tigers.
Kennedy attended the University of Washington, where he played for the Washington Huskies football team. In 1991 and 1992, he was the recipient of the Morris Trophy, awarded annually to the outstanding offensive lineman in the Pacific-10 Conference. In 1992, he was also recognized as a consensus first-team All-American.
National Football League
Kennedy was the ninth overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft taken by the Atlanta Falcons, and he played for the Falcons from 1993 to 1995. He started at left guard throughout his rookie season, but lost the job the following year to another first-year player, Dave Richards out of UCLA. After a disappointing 1995 season, Kennedy was traded to the Oakland Raiders, where he started at right tackle in all but three games of his seven-year tenure there. As a member of the Raiders, Kennedy was named to three consecutive Pro Bowls and anchored the offensive line in Super Bowl XXXVII.
In 2005, his attempted comeback with the Dallas Cowboys failed due to his inability to pass the team physical.
Arena Football League
In 2007, he played for the Tampa Bay Storm in the Arena Football League.
Kennedy currently works for Fox Sports Radio as show co-host. He also has called Pac-10 college football games as the color analyst and as a track reporter during NASCAR races. In 2013, he joined the Oakland Raiders radio broadcast team and in 2018 was promoted to color commentator alongside play-by-play announcer Brent Musburger. He has also been a guest co-host on San Francisco radio station 95.7 The Game.
His birth name was Tamerlane Fizel Kennedy Jr., but his mother called him 'Little Lincoln', referring to their shared birthday (February 12). The nickname stuck, and Lincoln had it legally changed after college.
He also made an appearance in the movie The Marine.
Once, not long after the death of John F. Kennedy Jr., Kennedy made the remark on ESPN's SportsCenter that, "My name's Lincoln Kennedy, I ain't got a chance," in reference to the assassination of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy.
Kennedy held the all-time record on the "Wall of Fame" at Seattle eatery Shultzy's Sausage before the restaurant changed locations and did away with the Wall. In his record-setting effort, he consumed 11 of the restaurant's signature link sausages on French rolls and a large Coca-Cola within one hour.
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