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|Born:||November 5, 1950|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||227 lb (103 kg)|
|High school:||Kingsford (MI)|
|NFL Draft:||1972 / Round: 4 / Pick: 83|
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Timothy Edward Kearney (born October 5, 1950) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and St. Louis Cardinals. He played college football at Northern Michigan University.
Kearney was selected in the fourth round (83rd overall) of the 1972 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, who were the defending Super Bowl champions. He faced a difficult challenge in making the team, after the Cowboys drafted a total of 5 linebackers and had one of the best linebacking corps in NFL history already in place. He was waived on September 7, 1972.
On September 1, 1975, he was traded along with Bernard Jackson to the Detroit Lions in exchange for a draft choice, but the transaction was canceled after both players failed their respective physical exams and Kearney was released.
The St. Louis Cardinals signed him in 1976 to replace an injured Greg Hartle. The team at the time was known in the media as the "Cardiac Cardinals". He became a starter at inside linebacker in the team´s 3-4 defense, leading the Cardinals in tackles in 1978 and 1980.