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6-5 / 290
2010 VARSITY CLUB HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Followed in a long line of top-flight offensive linemen from BC...was selected as a 1995 pre-season All-American by The Sporting News...Pete was drafted with the 21st pick in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks...in 13 NFL seasons (1996-2008) he played in 190 games, making 188 starts for the Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals, New York Jets, and Washington Redskins.
Started in all 12 games as a Team Captain...selected to the All-BIG EAST first team and to the All-ECAC first team...played in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.
Pete added 20 pounds of muscle and then went out and had the best year of his career to date, culminating by being named to the All-BIG EAST first team...Pete also was a first team selection for the All-New England squad and won All-ECAC honors as well...he had the assignment of handling the opposition's speed pass rusher and did a fine job in providing great protection for quarterback Mark Hartsell, not allowing a sack by his man in the entire season...he also was a key blocker for the BC running attack, that netted nearly 2,000 yards in '94...Pete proved he was a battle-tested veteran by helping the retooled Eagle front line continue as one of the top outfits in all of college football.
Pete justified the shift from a previous starting job at right guard to one at left tackle with a steady season...the value of the move was no better demonstrated than in his pass protection skills...as left tackle, it was his responsibility to protect the quarterback blind side from the outside pass rusher and his steady play was part of the reason why Eagle passers were sacked just eight times in the '93 campaign...Pete also showed great ability to move defensive players and create a new passing pocket as a play unfolded...the key to his steady improvement throughout the season was his consistency.
Started all 12 games at right guard and wasted little time establishing himself as a powerful lineman to be reckoned with...developed as a quality pass- and run-blocker...Pete's fine rookie season was rewarded by selection to Football News' "First Team Freshman All-America" squad.
Pete impressed the coaching staff right away with his speed, size and blocking ability...he made the travel squad as a second-team guard, but did not see any game action.
He was heavily recruited after an outstanding prep career at Archbishop Williams High School under coach Kevin MacDonald...received All-America kudos from several national publications...was an All-Scholastic pick of the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, and Patriot-Ledger and was the Globe's Division 4 Player of the Year...won Gatorade's Massachusetts and New England Player of the Year honors...an excellent student, Pete was one of 11 National Football Foundation scholar-athletes as chosen by the Eastern Massachusetts chapter...played in both the Shriners' and Agganis all-star games...a fine baseball player, too, Pete was the Catholic Central League's all-star first baseman.
Peter Marcus Kendall, born July 9, 1973...Pete and his sister Adrienne are the children of Sharon and Peter Kendall...his dad played football at the University of Rhode Island.