DENTON (4/24/03) North Texas defensive lineman Brandon Kennedy has been selected to the 2003 PLAYBOY College All-America Football Team that will be announced early this summer.
Kennedy will be only the third Mean Green player ever to earn the prestigious recognition, following Joe Greene in 1968 and John Baker in 1999.
“This is a tremendous personal honor for Brandon and another indication that the efforts of our team are becoming more recognizable on a national stage,” North Texas head coach Darrell Dickey said. “Brandon is a great player and to be named to such a prestigious team along with the best players in college football is a remarkable achievement.”
Kennedy will travel to Phoenix in May to take part in PLAYBOY’s All-America football weekend, joining the other 23 members for the Dream Team photo shoot and the filming of College Football Preview, which will be televised nationally in August.
This will be the 47th year that PLAYBOY has named an All-America team, with the list of honorees including many of the elite college and professional football players of all-time.
Kennedy will return next fall for his senior season after a record-setting year in 2002 when he was named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year. His 25 tackles for loss ranked second in the nation and are more than any other player returning in 2003.