When 21-year-old Tyler Kennedy returns to Auburn University this week to start his senior year as a chemical engineering major and a javelin thrower on the track & field team, he’ll have plenty to talk about if someone asks what he did on his summer vacation.
Kennedy hails from a Mobile, Alabama family that has seen four different members set world and state fishing records; he became the fifth record-holder in the clan after turning in a phenomenal few months of fishing. He set an all-tackle world record and booked two state-record fish while narrowly missing out on a third with this 948-lb. tiger shark. To claim one of his state records, Kennedy beat out his own uncle’s top mark — while his uncle watched.
Read on to learn more about Tyler Kennedy’s super summer.