LSU Gold
Split End
Lake Charles, La.
High School
Washington-Marion HS

1995 Second-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches)
1995 Percy E. Roberts Award (LSU’s Outstanding Offensive Player)
1993 Knoxville News-Sentinel Freshman All-SEC

One of the most talented multi-purpose players in America … Known for his punt and kickoff return exploits, Eddie Kennison proved himself as a top-rate receiver in 1995 … Caught at least one pass in each of the last 31 regular season games in which he played … A multiple threat as a punt returner, kickoff returner and receiver, Kennison was one of the best-known names in the Southeastern Conference … A two-time receipient of the AT&T Long Distance Award in 1994, his 100-yard punt return for a touchdown against Mississippi State that season caught national attention … Called the top return specialist in the nation by The Sporting News 1995 Preseason Magazine … Named to The Sporting News’ 1995 Preseason All-SEC Team as a return specialist … Also a member of LSU’s track and field team, his 4×100 relay team was second in the nation at the national championships in spring of 1995 … Kennison is a four-time All-American in track & field … A member of the Knoxville News-Sentinel Freshman All-SEC Team in 1993 … Had no redshirt season.

Selected second team All-SEC as a wide receiver by the SEC coaches … Finished No. 1 in the SEC in punt returns and No. 11 in the NCAA in that category … Finished No. 8 in the SEC in kickoff returns and No. 45 in the NCAA in that category … Finished No. 8 in the SEC in receiving yards per game … Awarded the Percy E. Roberts Most Outstanding Offensive Player Award by the LSU coaching staff … Returned a kickoff 92 yards for a TD in LSU’s win over Michigan State in the Independence Bowl … Averaged more than 130 all-purpose yards per game and ranks in a number of receiving, punt return and kickoff return categories in the SEC and NCAA rankings … Finished his career at LSU as the 7th leading receiver in LSU history with 1,554 yards just ahead of teammate Sheddrick Wilson who finished his career 8th with 1,546 … Had a career high 250 all-purpose yards vs. Rice … Started 10 games in 1995: started the Texas A&M game as a second flanker, did not start at Mississippi State, then moved into the starting split end role against Auburn and kept that position the rest of the year … Had two 100-yard receiving games: 113 vs. Rice and 129 at South Carolina in back-to-back games … His nine catches against South Carolina was his personal best on the year … Made six catches for 94 yards vs. Ole Miss … Made eight catches for 89 yards vs. North Texas … Longest pass reception was 64-yarder for a TD from Jamie Howard against Rice … Led LSU in rushing vs. Rice with two carries for 67 yards … Had 87 return yards against Ole Miss … Longest kickoff return was 46 yards at Texas A&M … Longest punt return was 41 yards vs. Ole Miss … Compiled a career-best 250 all-purpose yards against Rice followed by 249 all-purpose yards the next week at South Carolina … Also had 249 all-purpose yards in Independence Bowl … Went over the 1,000-yard mark in receiving yards with performance against Rice.

Finished as the No. 2 punt returner in the SEC and No. 5 in the NCAA with an average of 12.2 per return … Also ranked No. 4 in the SEC and No. 19 in the NCAA in kickoff returns with an average of 24.8 yards per return … Showed his natural athletic ability with electrifying 100-yard punt return for a TD in the 4th quarter of the Mississippi State game … It earned him the AT&T Long Distance Award for that week … Reached 20 consecutive games in which he has played and caught a pass … Played in 10 games at flanker and started eight … Had his best receiving game of the season at Florida, catching six passes for 75 yards … Returned five punts for 86 yards at Auburn, with a long return of 36 yards … Also caught two passes for 38 yards in Auburn game … Earned his second consecutive AT&T Long Distance Award for his 38-yard punt return against Auburn … Returned kickoff 44 yards vs. South Carolina … Started for Tigers in opener, and caught two passes for 20 yards; also returned three kickoffs for 42 yards, and three punts for 15 yards … Caught two passes for 16 yards at Arkansas, and returned a kickoff 59 yards to set up LSU’s final TD … Caught two passes for 67 yards at Tulane, both for TDs, and had a 33-yard punt return … Caught four passes for 24 yards at Ole Miss, including a nine-yard TD … Did not play vs. Southern Mississippi … Ranked No. 4 in the SEC and No. 40 in the NCAA in all-purpose yards per game at 121.4.

Named to the Knoxville News-Sentinel’s Freshman All-SEC Team at the all-around position designated as “athlete” … Ranked No. 6 in the nation in punt returns (12.8 yard average) and No. 3 in the SEC in that category … No. 6 in the SEC in kickoff returns (22.8 yard average) … No. 8 in the SEC in all-purpose yards (105.1 yard average) … Played in all 11 games and started one … Named LSU’s ABC-TV MVP for his play in the Tigers’ win at Mississippi State; two catches for 45 yards, four punt returns for 78 yards (long of 31) and two kickoff returns for 70 yards (long of 42) … Recorded 202 all-purpose yards in that win over Mississippi State … Longest plays were for 55 yards (punt return vs. Auburn), 44 yards (kickoff return vs. Ole Miss), 42 yards (kickoff return at Mississippi State) and 41 yards (kickoff return vs. Auburn) … Best receiving game came vs. Utah State when he caught six passes for 195 yards and one touchdown … Caught five passes for 54 yards at Florida … Played split end early in the year but was moved to flanker to give him more versatility in the Tiger offense.

Parade All-America in high school … Caught 27 passes for 497 yards in only six games as a senior in 1991 … In two years, caught 86 passes for 1,702 yards and 29 touchdowns … Also lettered twice in track … Coached by Robert Lavergne.

Full name is Eddie Joseph Kennison III … Born on January 20, 1973 in Lake Charles, La. … Parents are Eddie J. Kennison, Jr. and Gwen Thomas … Has two siblings, Donnie Ray and Jermaine Joseph.

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