Dec. 16, 2004
Rory Hennessey, Yale's senior offensive tackle, became an All-American for the second straight year when the American Football Coaches Association selected him to the 2004 I-AA squad.
This was Hennessey's first selection to the AFCA team. The Strongsville, Ohio, native was an Associated Press and Sports Network All-America pick in 2003.
The last two-time Yale All-American was Rich Diana '82, a running back for coach Carm Cozza who earned that honor in 1980 and 1981 before playing for the Miami Dolphins.
Hennessey, the captain of the 2004 Bulldogs, was the only Ivy League selection and the only player from New England on this year's AFCA team. He had already been picked as a first-teamer on both the All-Ivy and All-New England teams.
The 6-foot-5, 300-pound lineman, who also happened to be one of the best overall athletes on the Yale team and runs a 4.9 in the 40-yard dash, is preparing to be seen by National Footall League teams.
report filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity Director