Former North Texas defensive tackle Brandon Kennedy has signed a free agent deal to play football with the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. After not being selected in the NFL draft Sunday, Kennedy was contacted by the Broncos and agreed to the free agent contract. Kennedy will be joining his older brother Kennoy, who was the Broncos starting safety last season.
Kennedy was one of the most prolific defensive players ever at North Texas, being named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year in both his junior and senior seasons. He was a Playboy All-American in 2003 and was named to several award watch lists. He compiled 45 tackles for loss over his last two years and led the team in quarterback sacks during the same time.
Kennedy and former Mean Green linebacker Cody Spencer who was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the sixth round, will both be trying to earn spots on NFL rosters this fall. Linebacker Brad Kassell was the last North Texas player to sign a free agent deal when he signed with the Tennessee Titans in 2002. Kassell made the team and was a part time starter at linebacker in 2003.