Brandon Kennedy Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society

Brandon Kennedy / Credit: UT Athletics

IRVING, Texas – Tennessee VFL Brandon Kennedy has been selected as a member of the 2021 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society, the NFF announced Wednesday.

Kennedy, who is preparing for an NFL career, is the 16th Volunteer to earn the honor since its inception in 2007.

The NFF Hampshire Honor Society is celebrating its 15th year and is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career.

Kennedy was a two-year starter at center for the Vols after transferring from Alabama. The Wetumpka, Alabama, native was a team captain and started eight games last fall, seeing time on 507 offensive snaps and allowing only one sack.

Off the field, Kennedy was a finalist for the 2020 William V. Campbell Trophy, the top academic honor in all of college football. He became the first Tennessee NFF National Scholar-Athlete since Michael Munoz in 2004.

A three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, Kennedy earned a pair of master’s degrees from Tennessee focused on sports psychology and motor behavior in December 2019 and agricultural leadership, education and communications in December 2020.

Tennessee All-Time NFF Hampshire Honor Society Recipients
2007 – James Wilhoit
2008 – Erik Ainge, Jarod Parrish, Casey Woods
2010 – Cody Sullins
2011 – Daniel Lincoln
2013 – Zach Rogers
2014 – Daniel Hood
2016 – Brian Randolph
2017 – Dylan Wiesman
2018 – Parker Henry, Jakob Johnson, Brett Kendrick
2019 – Kyle Phillips
2020 – Riley Lovingood
2021 – Brandon Kennedy

-UT Athletics