99 Zak Kennedy
99 Zak Kennedy
Height: 6-0
Weight: 160
Year: So.
Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio
High School: Cardinal Mooney
Position: PK
Major: Computer Science
fg 19-29
pat 39-40
pts 96

2015 (Freshman) | Game-By-Game Stats

First-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection...first freshman to be named first-team All-MVFC placekicker since 1992 (UNI's Scott Obermeier)...played in all 11 games...finalist for FCS Freshman of the Year award finishing 13th in the balloting...was 19-of-23 on field-goal attempts and 34-of-36 on PAT tries...finished with a team-high 91 points...ranked third in the FCS making 1.73 field goals per game...in the regular season, was one of three FCS kickers to make at least 19 field goals...in MVFC contests he made 14-of-16 attempts, converting at an 87.5 percent clip...had 29 kickoffs during the year...credited with solo tackles against Missouri State and North Dakota State on kickoff returns...was 3-of-4 on field goals at Western Illinois, converting from 46, 40 and 30 yards...in YSU debut was 3-of-3 on field goals at Pittsburgh...made kicks of 42, 23 and 22 at Heinz Field...was also 3-of-3 against Illinois State making kicks from 49, 36 and 24 yards...the 49-yard kick was the longest made field goal for the Penguins since Nick Terracina kicked a 56-yarder at Liberty in 2003...it was the longest made by a YSU kicker at home since Jeff Wilkins kicked a 51-yarder against James Madison on Nov. 9. 1991...made two field goals against Saint Francis and Missouri State...had a long kick of 43 yards against the Bears...made a 44-yard field goal against North Dakota State...kicked a 25-yard field goal on a snowy day at Indiana State...knocked through a 33-yard field goal at the DakotaDome against South Dakota...had a high of six extra points in win over SFU...ended the year making his final seven goals...also had a streak of eight straight made during the season...named YSU's Jeff Wilkins/Paul McFadden Specialist of the Year...earned his first letter.

HIGH SCHOOL: Special Mention All-Ohio Division IV selection as a senior...handled punting and place-kicking duties for the Cardinals...was 7-of-11 on field-goal attempts with a long of 46 yards...was 29-of-29 on PATs...led the team with 50 points...as the punter, had 46 kicks for an average of 34.1 yards...placed 11 kicks inside the opposition's 20-yard line...had a long boot of 60 yards...as a junior, made 13-of-14 field goals with a long of 42 yards...was 44-of-48 on PAT conversions...Cardinal Mooney lost in the Division IV State Championship Game in 2013...Cardinals dropped a 27-21 decision to Clinton-Massie...made three PATs and had four kickoffs in title game...coach was P.J. Fecko.

PERSONAL: Parents are Wendy and Todd Kennedy...has two brothers...major is computer science...is the 2016-17 recipient of the James and Barbara Geller Scholarship and is also the 2016-17 recipient of the Kosar Family Scholarship.

Recent Games
Nov 19 at Missouri State W, 65-20
Nov 26 Samford W, 38-24
Dec 3 at Jacksonville State W, 40-24
Dec 10 Wofford W, 30-23
Dec 17 at Eastern Wash. W, 40-38
Jan 7 vs. James Madison L, 28-14
Statistics category Overall Conf
Field goals made 19 9
Field goal attempts 29 14
Field goal % 66% 64%
Field goal long 46 42
P-A-T made 39 9
P-A-T attempts 40 9
P-A-T % 98% 100%
Points 96 36
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 1 Duquesne W, 45-10 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at West Virginia L, 38-21 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 17 Robert Morris W, 38-6 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 South Dakota W, 30-20 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 at Illinois State W, 20-6 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 15 UNI W, 14-10 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 at South Dakota State L, 24-10 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Indiana State W, 13-10 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 at North Dakota State L, 24-3 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Southern Illinois W, 21-14 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 at Missouri State W, 65-20 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 26 Samford W, 38-24 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 3 at Jacksonville State W, 40-24 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 10 Wofford W, 30-23 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 17 at Eastern Wash. W, 40-38 - - - - - - - - -
Jan 7 vs. James Madison L, 28-14 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 1 Duquesne W, 45-10 - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at West Virginia L, 38-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 17 Robert Morris W, 38-6 - - - - - - -
Oct 1 South Dakota W, 30-20 - - - - - - -
Oct 8 at Illinois State W, 20-6 - - - - - - -
Oct 15 UNI W, 14-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 22 at South Dakota State L, 24-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Indiana State W, 13-10 - - - - - - -
Nov 5 at North Dakota State L, 24-3 - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Southern Illinois W, 21-14 - - - - - - -
Nov 19 at Missouri State W, 65-20 - - - - - - -
Nov 26 Samford W, 38-24 - - - - - - -
Dec 3 at Jacksonville State W, 40-24 - - - - - - -
Dec 10 Wofford W, 30-23 - - - - - - -
Dec 17 at Eastern Wash. W, 40-38 - - - - - - -
Jan 7 vs. James Madison L, 28-14 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 1 Duquesne W, 45-10 - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at West Virginia L, 38-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 17 Robert Morris W, 38-6 - - - - - - -
Oct 1 South Dakota W, 30-20 - - - - - - -
Oct 8 at Illinois State W, 20-6 - - - - - - -
Oct 15 UNI W, 14-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 22 at South Dakota State L, 24-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Indiana State W, 13-10 - - - - - - -
Nov 5 at North Dakota State L, 24-3 - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Southern Illinois W, 21-14 - - - - - - -
Nov 19 at Missouri State W, 65-20 - - - - - - -
Nov 26 Samford W, 38-24 - - - - - - -
Dec 3 at Jacksonville State W, 40-24 - - - - - - -
Dec 10 Wofford W, 30-23 - - - - - - -
Dec 17 at Eastern Wash. W, 40-38 - - - - - - -
Jan 7 vs. James Madison L, 28-14 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 1 Duquesne W, 45-10 1 1 27 6 6 9
Sep 10 at West Virginia L, 38-21 - - - 3 3 3
Sep 17 Robert Morris W, 38-6 1 2 37 5 5 8
Oct 1 South Dakota W, 30-20 3 3 28 3 3 12
Oct 8 at Illinois State W, 20-6 2 2 42 2 2 8
Oct 15 UNI W, 14-10 0 1 0 2 2 2
Oct 22 at South Dakota State L, 24-10 1 2 28 1 1 4
Oct 29 Indiana State W, 13-10 2 4 31 1 1 7
Nov 5 at North Dakota State L, 24-3 1 2 32 - - 3
Nov 12 Southern Illinois W, 21-14 - - - - - -
Nov 19 at Missouri State W, 65-20 - - - - - -
Nov 26 Samford W, 38-24 1 1 25 4 4 7
Dec 3 at Jacksonville State W, 40-24 4 5 46 4 4 16
Dec 10 Wofford W, 30-23 1 4 32 2 3 5
Dec 17 at Eastern Wash. W, 40-38 2 2 42 4 4 10
Jan 7 vs. James Madison L, 28-14 - - - 2 2 2
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 1 Duquesne W, 45-10 - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at West Virginia L, 38-21 - - - - - - - -
Sep 17 Robert Morris W, 38-6 - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 South Dakota W, 30-20 - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 at Illinois State W, 20-6 - - - - - - - -
Oct 15 UNI W, 14-10 - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 at South Dakota State L, 24-10 - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Indiana State W, 13-10 - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 at North Dakota State L, 24-3 - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Southern Illinois W, 21-14 - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 at Missouri State W, 65-20 - - - - - - - -
Nov 26 Samford W, 38-24 - - - - - - - -
Dec 3 at Jacksonville State W, 40-24 - - - - - - - -
Dec 10 Wofford W, 30-23 - - - - - - - -
Dec 17 at Eastern Wash. W, 40-38 - - - - - - - -
Jan 7 vs. James Madison L, 28-14 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 1 Duquesne W, 45-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at West Virginia L, 38-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 17 Robert Morris W, 38-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 South Dakota W, 30-20 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 at Illinois State W, 20-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 15 UNI W, 14-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 at South Dakota State L, 24-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Indiana State W, 13-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 at North Dakota State L, 24-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Southern Illinois W, 21-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 at Missouri State W, 65-20 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 26 Samford W, 38-24 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 3 at Jacksonville State W, 40-24 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 10 Wofford W, 30-23 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 17 at Eastern Wash. W, 40-38 - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 7 vs. James Madison L, 28-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 1 Duquesne W, 45-10 1 - - - - 0
Sep 10 at West Virginia L, 38-21 1 - - - - 0
Sep 17 Robert Morris W, 38-6 1 - - - - 0
Oct 1 South Dakota W, 30-20 1 - - - - 0
Oct 8 at Illinois State W, 20-6 1 - - - - 0
Oct 15 UNI W, 14-10 1 - - - - 0
Oct 22 at South Dakota State L, 24-10 1 - - - - 0
Oct 29 Indiana State W, 13-10 1 - - - - 0
Nov 5 at North Dakota State L, 24-3 1 - - - - 0
Nov 12 Southern Illinois W, 21-14 - - - - - -
Nov 19 at Missouri State W, 65-20 - - - - - -
Nov 26 Samford W, 38-24 1 - - - - 0
Dec 3 at Jacksonville State W, 40-24 1 - - - - 0
Dec 10 Wofford W, 30-23 1 - - - - 0
Dec 17 at Eastern Wash. W, 40-38 1 - - - - 0
Jan 7 vs. James Madison L, 28-14 1 - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 1 Duquesne W, 45-10 9 - - - - - - 6 1 - 0 -
Sep 10 at West Virginia L, 38-21 3 - - - - - - 3 - - 0 -
Sep 17 Robert Morris W, 38-6 8 - - - - - - 5 1 - 0 -
Oct 1 South Dakota W, 30-20 12 - - - - - - 3 3 - 0 -
Oct 8 at Illinois State W, 20-6 8 - - - - - - 2 2 - 0 -
Oct 15 UNI W, 14-10 2 - - - - - - 2 0 - 0 -
Oct 22 at South Dakota State L, 24-10 4 - - - - - - 1 1 - 0 -
Oct 29 Indiana State W, 13-10 7 - - - - - - 1 2 - 0 -
Nov 5 at North Dakota State L, 24-3 3 - - - - - - - 1 - 0 -
Nov 12 Southern Illinois W, 21-14 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 at Missouri State W, 65-20 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 26 Samford W, 38-24 7 - - - - - - 4 1 - 0 -
Dec 3 at Jacksonville State W, 40-24 16 - - - - - - 4 4 - 0 -
Dec 10 Wofford W, 30-23 5 - - - - - - 2 1 - 0 -
Dec 17 at Eastern Wash. W, 40-38 10 - - - - - - 4 2 - 0 -
Jan 7 vs. James Madison L, 28-14 2 - - - - - - 2 - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 1 Duquesne W, 45-10 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at West Virginia L, 38-21 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 17 Robert Morris W, 38-6 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 1 South Dakota W, 30-20 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 8 at Illinois State W, 20-6 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 15 UNI W, 14-10 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 at South Dakota State L, 24-10 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 Indiana State W, 13-10 1 0 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 at North Dakota State L, 24-3 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 12 Southern Illinois W, 21-14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 19 at Missouri State W, 65-20 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 26 Samford W, 38-24 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 3 at Jacksonville State W, 40-24 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 10 Wofford W, 30-23 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 17 at Eastern Wash. W, 40-38 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 7 vs. James Madison L, 28-14 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2015-16 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2016-17 14 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2017-18 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2018-19 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 46 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2015-16 11 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 14 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 11 - - - - - - - -
2018-19 10 - - - - - - - -
Total 46 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2015-16 11 - - - - - - -
2016-17 14 - - - - - - -
2017-18 11 - - - - - - -
2018-19 10 - - - - - - -
Total 46 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2015-16 11 19 23 83% 49 34 36 94% 91
2016-17 14 19 29 66% 46 39 40 98% 96
2017-18 11 8 13 62% 36 43 43 100% 67
2018-19 10 6 13 46% 45 22 22 100% 40
Total 46 52 78 67% 49 138 141 98% 294
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2015-16 11 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 14 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 11 - - - - - - - -
2018-19 10 4 164 41.0 57 0 0 1 0
Total 46 4 164 41.0 57 0 0 1 0
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2015-16 - - - - - - - - - -
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - -
2017-18 - - - - - - - - - -
2018-19 - - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2015-16 11 - - - - 0 .0
2016-17 14 - - - - 0 .0
2017-18 11 - - - - 0 .0
2018-19 10 - - - - 0 .0
Total 46 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2015-16 91 8.3 - - - - - - 34 19 0 0
2016-17 96 6.9 - - - - - - 39 19 - 0
2017-18 67 6.1 - - - - - - 43 8 0 0
2018-19 40 4.0 - - - - - - 22 6 0 0
Total 294 6.4 - - - - - - 138 52 0 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2015-16 11 2 0 2.0 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 14 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 11 2 0 2.0 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2018-19 10 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Total 46 6 0 6.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 14 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 7 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral 1 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
September 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
December 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
January 1 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 14 - - - - - - - -
Conference 6 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 7 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - -
Neutral 1 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 10 - - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - - -
-
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 5 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - - -
December 3 - - - - - - - -
January 1 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 14 - - - - - - -
Conference 6 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 7 - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - -
Neutral 1 - - - - - - -
-
Wins 10 - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - -
-
September 3 - - - - - - -
October 5 - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - -
December 3 - - - - - - -
January 1 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 14 19 29 66% 46 39 40 98% 96
Conference 6 9 14 64% 42 9 9 100% 36
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 7 9 16 56% 37 23 24 96% 50
Away 6 10 13 77% 46 14 14 100% 44
Neutral 1 - - - - 2 2 100% 2
-
Wins 10 17 25 68% 46 33 34 97% 84
Losses 4 2 4 50% 32 6 6 100% 12
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September 3 2 3 67% 37 14 14 100% 20
October 5 8 12 67% 42 9 9 100% 33
November 2 2 3 67% 32 4 4 100% 10
December 3 7 11 64% 46 10 11 91% 31
January 1 - - - - 2 2 100% 2
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 14 - - - - - - - -
Conference 6 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 7 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - -
Neutral 1 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 10 - - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - - - - - - -
-
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 5 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - - - - - - -
December 3 - - - - - - - -
January 1 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
December - - - - - - - - - -
January - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 14 - - - - 0 .0
Conference 6 - - - - 0 .0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 7 - - - - 0 .0
Away 6 - - - - 0 .0
Neutral 1 - - - - 0 .0
-
Wins 10 - - - - 0 .0
Losses 4 - - - - 0 .0
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September 3 - - - - 0 .0
October 5 - - - - 0 .0
November 2 - - - - 0 .0
December 3 - - - - 0 .0
January 1 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 96 6.9 - - - - - - 39 19 - 0
Conference 36 6.0 - - - - - - 9 9 - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
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Home 50 7.1 - - - - - - 23 9 - 0
Away 44 7.3 - - - - - - 14 10 - 0
Neutral 2 2.0 - - - - - - 2 - - 0
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Wins 84 8.4 - - - - - - 33 17 - 0
Losses 12 3.0 - - - - - - 6 2 - 0
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September 20 6.7 - - - - - - 14 2 - 0
October 33 6.6 - - - - - - 9 8 - 0
November 10 5.0 - - - - - - 4 2 - 0
December 31 10.3 - - - - - - 10 7 - 0
January 2 2.0 - - - - - - 2 - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 14 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 6 1 0 1.0 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
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Home 7 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral 1 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
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Wins 10 1 0 1.0 .1 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
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September 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 5 1 0 1.0 .2 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 2 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
December 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
January 1 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -