Andrew Kennedy Named Performer of the Week after Three-Touchdown Effort at Yale
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

NEW YORK – Columbia senior tight end Andrew Kennedy was named an honorable mention wide receiver of the week by, it was announced on Monday.

Kennedy continued his stellar season by catching three touchdown passes in Columbia's 31-28 loss at Yale on Saturday afternoon.  Kennedy hauled in an eight-yard pass from Sean Brackett to cap a 14-play, 89-yard drive near the end of the second quarter that got the Lions on the board and then made a pair of touchdown grabs in the second half.

Kennedy's second touchdown was a 23-yard strike from Brackett in the third quarter that got Columbia within 31-14 and in the fourth quarter, Brackett found Kennedy in the back of the end zone to cut the Yale lead to 31-28, as the Lions' comeback fell just a field goal short.

For the game, Kennedy made five catches for 64 yards.  He now leads all Ivy League players in receiving touchdowns and is tied with two others in the league for total touchdowns by a non-quarterback.

This season, Kennedy has racked up 456 yards on 31 receptions and seven scores.  He ranks among the Ivy League's top ten in receptions per game and receiving yards per game.