Instagram post by @rfklegacy Robert Francis Kennedy

“At five feet ten, 155 pounds, Kennedy was too small and too slow for college football, but he was a fearless hitter. He insisted on tackling the 230 pound full back, Vinnie Moravec, head-on. “For Christ sakes,” Moravec told the coach, “stop him before he gets killed.” Another player, Wally Flynn, looked up in the huddle after one play to see tears streaming down Kennedy’s face. He had broken his leg and, bravely or foolishly, kept on playing.” | Robert Kennedy: His Life .
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Bobby, as a 19 year old, pictured with his Harvard college JV football team, 1944. ✨
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  • 20w ago 4_tay_4 4_tay_4

    That's Bobby all over; he was considered "weak" and was always overlooked in his family, but he was fearless. He never gave up

  • 20w ago ms3pugz ms3pugz

    Did you see that on June 5th-on the Nat Geo channel....there is an RFK documentary! It looks really good...just thought I'd mention it! 👍🏻👍🏻🇺🇸

  • 20w ago rfklegacy rfklegacy

    @ms3pugz no I didn’t know that, thank you for telling me! 😊

  • 20w ago ms3pugz ms3pugz

    Also! This Sunday night on CNN starts a 4part/2night special on the year 1968! With RFK & MLK of course included...lots of great stuff! 👍🏻🇺🇸

  • 20w ago rfklegacy rfklegacy

    @ms3pugz thank you for clueing me in on all of this awesomeness!

  • 20w ago jadmina_jkv jadmina_jkv

    poor one...All for his Dad! But I love the fact he fought all through it....❤

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