Class of 1956
Inducted in 2007
Jim was inducted into the Packer Sports Greats in 2007.
Jim Kennedy earned three letters each in football and baseball at SHS. He was selected All-City and All-State Halfback, while scoring 20 touchdowns, and was Council Bluffs Nonpareil Player of the Year in 1956. In baseball Jim was a catcher on the Metz Legion Team (and he won All-Tournament Catcher honors) when Metz won the City Championship in 1955.
After graduation he played football at Wyoming (for Coach Bob Devaney), Iowa State, and Omaha University. He also coached little league baseball and Pop Warner football.