Kennedy Brown-Stidham Is The Woman Behind Jarret Stidham, Rookie Quarterback Who Wants Tom Brady's Job

Football and soccer are two habits they’ll never kick.

Who Is Jarrett Stidham's? Wife New Details On Patriots' Rookie QB's Wife Kennedy Brown-Stidham Instagram

Kennedy Brown-Stidham is the Baylor University soccer star who recently married the New England Patriots’ rookie quarterback, Jarrett Stidham. The two began their respective sports careers at Baylor University. He took a brief sports hiatus when he transferred to McLennan Community College for a semester in the wake of a sexual assault scandal (that didn’t actually involve him, but did result in several of Baylor's coaching staff being fired). He then transferred again to Auburn University, where he started for the Tigers in 2017 and 2018 before the Patriots ultimately selected him as their 133rd overall pick in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft. Now that we’ve got his info out of the way, who is his lovely, talented, independent woman? Who is Kennedy Brown-Stidham?


1. She’s from Kingwood, Texas.

Kennedy Brown-Stidham grew up in a suburb of Houston five hours from Jarrett’s hometown of Stephenville. She became a varsity soccer star at Kingwood High School where injuries almost threatened her career, but she recovered, persevered, and was eventually recruited by Baylor. Her high school was a soccer powerhouse and Brown helped her team secure the district title for a 25th-straight season as a senior in 2014.


2. She played forward and midfielder for the Baylor Women’s Soccer Team.

For four seasons, Kennedy played for Baylor’s women’s soccer team. She didn’t see much action as a freshman or sophomore, appearing in four matches for a total of 84 minutes and tallying an assist, but she did become a regular player in her final two seasons, appearing in 44 games and netting five goals, two of which were game winners. Her final collegiate goal came in the third round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament against Virginia to secure a program record 20th victory.

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3. They got married just this past June, right after her graduation from Baylor.

Read: they made it through the long-distance! The trip from Baylor to Auburn or Auburn to Baylor is not a quick one — 740 miles to be exact. Despite their busy lives, they were clearly committed enough to make it work. After the wedding, they honeymooned in the beautiful Bahamas. What’s more important, though, is her bachelorette party. It was in Cabo and all her bridesmaids had matching athletic wear, yo. For real. The group included her sisters and some of her former college teammates. Excursions included trips to the beach, and of course, spin classes.



A post shared by KENNEDY STIDHAM (@kennedyfaith15) on Jun 9, 2019 at 6:30pm PDT

4. Her father is Tad Brown, CEO of the Houston Rockets.

He’s also a former student-athlete. Tad Brown played college basketball at Colgate University in New York where he started all four seasons and served as captain for his final three. He was the founder and president of Streetball Partners International, a global grassroots basketball property organization that leverages the growth of basketball by combining it with entertainment  (creating what they call “Basketainment” products).


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5. She’s one of four daughters.

Kennedy’s younger sisters are Addison, Nicolette and Chloe. Addison is a recent graduate of Southern Methodist University and Nicolette is currently attending Auburn. It looks like Chloe will be following in Kennedy’s footsteps and has committed to Baylor for soccer as part of the class of 2024.

6. She majored in Journalism and Public Relations.

Will she do something with it, or will she stick with soccer? All the internet can tell me so far is that she and Jarrett are adorable and competitive. In an interview with USA Today back in 2016, Jarrett shared that one night he challenged her to a speed-eating contest. I don’t know what married life is like, but if this is it, I’m here for it.

Leah Scher is an ENFP and recent graduate of Brandeis University. She's an alumna of the Kenyon Review Young Writer's Workshop the Iowa Young Writers' Studio. She's passionate about Judaism, poetry, film, satire, astrology, spirituality, and sexual health.