Grossmont helped future Raider get fit

SAN DIEGO — When the San Diego Hall of Champions  inducts Lincoln Kennedy on Tuesday, Feb. 15,  into the ranks of its Hall of Fame, , Grossmont College can claim a small portion of the credit for the All-Pro, All-American career of the eight-seasons Oakland Raider.   Or, then again, you might say the college provided a big part contributing to his success.

As a student at Morse High School, Kennedy stood 6 foot 6, weighed 330 pounds, and wore size 17 cleats, according to an article by Chris Jenkins that ran in Friday’s San Diego Union-Tribune.  Kennedy’s head was so big that a helmet couldn’t be found to protect him–until an extra- extra-large one was found at Grossmont College.    His  head safety at last provided, Lincoln Kennedy, a gentle giant, played well at Morse High School and went on to college in Washington and  to a pro career.   Here’s a link to Jenkins’ story in the Union-Tribune.

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