Rico Kennedy – Morgan State

Today in recognition of Black History Month , We recognize the achievements of this Black College Football All-American.

2019 TAJT10 BCAA Rico Kennedy -Photo Courtesy Morgan St Athletics Photo Credit Lawrence Johnson

Members of the 2019 TAJ-Talented 10th  Black College All-American Team.

TAJ Talented 10th 2019 Black College All American Football Team -Offense-
TAJ Talented 10th 2019 Black College All American Football Team -Defense-


During the month of February, (Black History Month) members of the All-American team will be featured on the UrbanmediaToday.com website daily. Today we put the spot light on:

  Morgan State’s Rico Kennedy  : (Linebacker)

#28  Senior
 6’3″  235lbs
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
(Dillard  High School)

2019 First Team All -MEAC Conference Team

This   6’3″ 235 pound Red-Shirt Senior  was a major problem for all Bears opponents racking up 105 tackles, 16 tackles for loss (Including 4.5 sacks ). Rico Kennedy also  forced a fumble,recovered a fumble and found time to pick off  2 opponent passes for interceptions. The veteran linebacker also recorded 4 quarterback hurries and 1 pass break up. Did I mention that over half of his total tackles (105) were solo tackles (59)?


Kennedy  excelled on the gridiron  with double digit tackles in 4 games. What is truly amazing is that the Senior gobbled up 15 tackles in the game against Bethune Cookman  and two weeks later he gobbled up 12 tackles against South Carolina State. Not to mention 9  of those tackles in the SCSU game were solo tackles. Speaking of tackles all by his lonesome; there were six  games in which number 26  executed at least 5 Solo tackles .

The Florida native actual had or shared a tackle for loss in all but one game this season and registered or shared a sack in 5 games.  His most productive game this season may have been against Bethune Cookman. The Bears came up on the short end of a 31-20 loss to no fault of Kennedy. In that loss Rico recorded  15 tackles , 4 Tackles for Loss, a sack , a quarterback hurry and an interception.



So it is very clear that Kennedy was instrumental in any success Morgan State achieved last season. Considering MSU finished 3-9 on the year ,I’m  sure coach Tyrone Wheatley was appreciative of the talent and leadership provided by Rico Kennedy in the Bears linebacker core. This young man created a strong presence on the gridiron and is developing  an even stronger presence in life.


Click Here to View the 2019 TAJT10 Black College All American Team