Tennessee's Brandon Kennedy not through with adventurous college experience

Tennessee Athletics photo by Andrew Ferguson / Tennessee senior center Brandon Kennedy works out during an indoor practice this past week to continue his preparation for a sixth season of eligibility.

In January 2015, Brandon Kennedy was an early enrollee with the Alabama football team.

Businessman and reality television star Donald Trump was nearly six months away from announcing his intentions to run for president, while Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was more than a year away from playing in his final contest, a Super Bowl 50 victory over Carolina.

Of course, Kennedy doesn't need a timeline of historical perspectives, having packed multiple adventures into his college career that will span six seasons. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound offensive lineman from Wetumpka, Alabama, experienced national championship seasons with the Crimson Tide in 2015 and 2017 before transferring to Tennessee as a graduate student in 2018, when he played one game for the Volunteers before sustaining a season-ending injury.