Hall of Famer Lincoln Kennedy issues statement on college football
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Hall of Famer Lincoln Kennedy issues statement on college football

Washington and NFL veteran changes his viewpoint on compensating athletes

Photo: Hall of Famers (L-R) Brian Bosworth, Bob Bruenig, Lincoln Kennedy and Bill Snyder gather at the Waldorf Astoria

NEW YORK – Lincoln Kennedy offered a presidential address about the state of college football midway through the 1992 season in a “Sports Illustrated” story. He was a Washington offensive tackle, an elite player worth quoting.

His college stardom eventually earned immortal status with a place in the College Football Hall of Fame. Kennedy was one of 15 players and two coaches enshrined at the National Football Foundation dinner Tuesday night at the Waldorf Astoria. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

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