Lincoln Kennedy, Jr.is a former professional football player in the National Football League for eleven seasons. A first-round draft pick in the 1993 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders and now is currently a broadcaster for Fox Sports and Premiere Radio Networks.
Kennedy was born in York, Pennsylvania and grew up in the southeast part of San Diego, California. He graduated from Samuel F.B. Morse High School in San Diego and played high school football for the Morse Tigers.
Kennedy attended the University of Washington, where he played for the Washington Huskies football team. In 1991 and 1992, he was the recipient of the Morris Trophy, awarded annually to the outstanding offensive lineman in the Pacific-10 Conference. In 1992, he was also recognized as a consensus first-team All-American. Kennedy was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2015.
Kennedy was the ninth overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft taken by the Atlanta Falcons and he played for the Falcons from 1993 to 1995. He started at left guard throughout his rookie season, but lost the job the following year to another first-year player, Dave Richards out of UCLA. After a disappointing 1995 season, Kennedy was traded to the Oakland Raiders, where he started at right tackle in all but three games of his seven-year tenure there. As a member of the Raiders, Kennedy was named to two consecutive Pro Bowls (three career) and anchored the offensive line in Super Bowl XXXVII.
After leaving the field in 2004, Kennedy’s degree in speech communications prepared him to accept a position with the NFL Network as one of the hosts of NFL Total Access.
Kennedy currently works for Fox Sports Radio as show co-host. He also has called Pac-10 college football games as the color analyst and as a track reporter during NASCAR races. In 2013, he joined the Oakland Raiders radio broadcast team. He has also been a guest co-host on San Francisco radio station 95.7 The Game.