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36 Thomas Kennedy

Class: R-Senior Position: FB Height: 5-11 Weight: 240 Previous School: Lord Botetourt HS Hometown: Roanoke, Va.

2016 (R-Jr.):
• Competed in all 11 games, making one start
• Primarily a blocking back, made two catches for six yards on the season
• Returned one kickoff for 12 yards at SMU
• Recorded one catch in back-to-back games, at Kennesaw State and against Monmouth
• Received team's Samkon Gado award during spring practice in 2016, given to the most improved offensive player

2015 (R-So.):
• Saw playing time in all 11 games, starting three contests
• Recorded a rushing attempt during Liberty's FBS victory over Georgia State
• Caught a six-yard pass during the Flames' victory over No. 4 Coastal Carolina
• Helped running back Desmond Rice finish his career with 1,796 rushing yards and 27 career rushing touchdowns

2014 (R-Fr.):
• Saw playing time in 12 of 14 games
• Scored his first collegiate touchdown on a four-yard catch during a home victory over No. 25 Bryant
• Added a kickoff return during the Flames' win at Appalachian State, the third win in program history over an FBS opponent

2013 (Fr.):
• Redshirted during the season

Prep:
• Four-year letter-winner
• Tallied more than 350 career tackles (school record holder)
• Roanoke Times All-Timesland Sizzlin' Sophomore honoree with 116 tackles
• Earned second-team all-district honors as middle linebacker with 96 stops
• Added 14 rushes for 40 yards and 12 receptions for 120 yards as a fullback and tight end
• Senior year honors include: first-team all-district (tight end and middle linebacker), second-team all-region (tight end), honorable mention all-region (middle linebacker), and second-team All-Timesland (tight end)
• Finished his senior year with 129 tackles and 13 receptions for 182 yards
• Named 2013 Central vs. Southeast All-Star Game MVP
• Participated in track & field and basketball

Personal:
• Son of Jeffrey and Sara Kennedy
• Majoring in sport management
• Birthday is Oct. 14