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Bobby Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy

Wide Receivers

In 2002, Bobby Kennedy joined the Husky football staff and was named Washington’s first full-time wide receivers coach in three seasons. His first season as the UW receivers coach was a good one as he tutored first-team All-American Reggie Williams, who broke the UW single-season and career yardage records in only his sophomore season. Kennedy joined the Husky staff after spending the 2001 season as the running backs coach at Arizona. In 2001, he coached Wildcat sophomore tailback Clarence Farmer, who led the Pac-10 Conference in rushing with an average of 111.7 yards per game. Farmer was a first-team all-conference pick and finished 21st nationally in rushing. Kennedy, 36, worked at Wake Forest for six seasons under Jim Caldwell before being hired at Arizona. He coached the Demon Deacon running backs for two years (1999-2000) and worked with the wide receivers for four seasons (1995-98). During the 1999 season, he coached Wake Forest senior Morgan Kane, who rushed for 1,161 yards, 10 touchdowns and finished his career as the third-leading rusher in school history. From 1995-98, Kennedy tutored the Deacon wide receivers, including Desmond Clark, the leading receiver in ACC history and the school's single-season receiving leader, and Jammie Deese, who ranked second in the conference in receiving in 1998. Prior to coming to Wake Forest, Kennedy coached wide receivers at Wyoming for Cowboys' head coach Joe Tiller. There he tutored All-Americans Ryan Yarborough, who was the nation's second-leading receiver in 1993, and Marcus Harris, who led the nation in receiving yards per game in 1994. In 1992, when he worked for coach Joe Paterno's staff as an offensive graduate assistant coach, he helped tutor a pair of tight ends that would go on to be named All-Americans in Troy Drayton and Kyle Brady. A 1989 graduate of Northern Colorado, Kennedy began his coaching career on the high school level in his hometown of Boulder (at Boulder High School). His first collegiate position was as a graduate assistant for two years at Illinois. Kennedy was a quarterback for Northern Colorado coach Ron Simonson from 1985-88. He was born in Denver in 1966 and grew up in Colorado, attending Boulder High School. His father, Manert, is a professor at the University of Colorado. Kennedy and his wife, LaShonda, were married in 1998. They reside in Seattle.

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