Bob Kennedy (American football, born 1921)
Robert Henry Kennedy (June 29, 1921 – July 29, 2010) was a professional American football player who played running back for five seasons for the New York Yankees of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and the New York Yanks of the National Football League (NFL).
|Born:||June 29, 1921|
|Died:||July 29, 2010 (aged 89)|
|College||Washington State College|
|NFL draft||1943 / Round: 4 / Pick 27|
(By the Philadelphia Eagles)
|1946–1949||New York Yankees (AAFC)|
|1950||New York Yanks|
Although drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles organization, after the war Kennedy signed a contract to play for the upstart New York Yankees of the All-America Football Conference, a new professional league established in competition with the long-established National Football League. Kennedy played "both ways" for the Yankees, starting as a running back on offense and a linebacker and defensive back on defense.
In 1950, following the merger of the AAFC and the NFL, Kennedy played one season for the short-lived New York Yanks franchise of the NFL.