2013 Draft Profile – S Kenny Vaccaro

Kenny Vaccaro was 16 years old when his father and best friend passed away. Ken Vaccaro Sr. succumbed to emphysema as a result of his long smoking habit.

But at an important November 2010 game, Vaccaro drew inspiration from his father when Texas played Oklahoma State. The game was played on the date his father was born and his Dad was there, not just in memory, but physically.

His mom Alesia brought the urn that held Ken Vaccaro’s ashes to the game. “I just knew it was going to be a special day and I was going to play well,” said Vaccaro. It turned out to be one of the best games of his four-year career with the Longhorns, as he had nine tackles, an interception and two passes broken up.

It’s all part of the Kenny Vaccaro story and its accessible right here.

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