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I just wrapped up my 20th year of covering high school sports, including the last four at the Ahwautkee Foothills News.
After all of the position changes, injuries, surgeries and wading through four rounds of the NFL Draft, Devon Kennard saw his professional dreams begin.
Devon Kennard won’t be in the green room at Radio Music City Hall in New York where all the glitz, glamour and Roger Goodell await.
Desert Vista grad Devon Kennard was happy with what he was able to accomplish at the NFL Combine and his pro day at USC.
Desert Vista and USC gradaute Devon Kennard is one moment away from reaching his goal of being drafted by an NFL team.
Devon Kennard, left, has always been known for his pass rushing skills after recording 24 sacks as a junior for Desert Vista.
The one attribute NFL teams can count on with Desert Vista graduate Devon Kennard (42) is his strength.
Ahwatukee resident, David Kennedy, recently self published his first novel titled “A Vicious Cycle: Escaping the Beast Within,” an accomplishment Kennedy has always wanted to complete.
After being conceived by Chippy and Marsha who were two adopted teens at the time of his birth, Devon came into this world with the odds already stacked against him. Will Devon become a womanizing abusive man like his father? Will being bullied drive him to the point where he no longer desires to live? Will he be pushed to the brink of insanity after having to cope with the pressure of becoming a teen parent the same tender age as his mother?
Paul Lucas’ demeanor seems to match his running stride.
For once Dani Jones didn’t take advantage of an opportunity to impress.
Arizona has enjoyed a slow, steady rise to track prominence nationwide. Much of that rise was aided by the Chandler girls program, which won two Nike Team National titles, and individuals like Billy Orman, Devon Allen and Bernie Montoya.
HERE: Bosom Buddies of Arizona support group
USC and Devon Kennard held his own among linebackers at the NFL combine
Devon Kennard is on to the next thing.
Thus far, Devon Kennard has done everything he said he was going to do.
USC linebacker and Desert Vista graduate Devon Kennard proved to be a good leader as a captain for the Trojans' defense.
Desert Vista gradaute and USC senior Devon Kennard, left, led the Trojans in sacks (9) and had 13 tackles for a loss in his first healthy season since his junior year at Desert Vista.
Southern California linebacker Devon Kennard hopes his football instincts is one of the aspects NFL suitors pick up on before the draft in April.
Desert Vista graduate and USC fifth-year senior Devon Kennard had a great senior season with his eyes set on the NFL draft.
All-Tribune First Team Offense
Mountain Pointe's Paul Lucas beat Brophy's Devon Allen in 100, but Allen won the 200 and two other events to be named the Tribune Track Athlete of the Year for the second time.
Mountain Lions wide receiver Devon Currie (9) is pushed out of bounds by Pride cornerback Vidal Daniels, strong safety Alonzo Wilson (13) and linebacker Keondre Churchwell (15) during the football game between Mountain Pointe Pride and Red Mountain Mountain Lions at Mountain Pointe on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.
Desert Vista graduate Devon Kennard had a chance to play at Arizona one last time during his Southern California career.
Sometimes a shift is so gradual, its effect isn’t realized until an event forces retrospection.