Rookie QB and USC brother takes the field for disparaged Cleveland Browns
Brother Cody Kessler of the Zeta-Delta Zeta at the University of Southern California joins the ranks of Lambda Chi Alpha brothers to hit the field for a major professional sports team.
Kessler, who was a stand-out at the University of Southern California, ranked third in USC history for career touchdowns and completions and fourth in passing yards.
After being drafted 93rd overall in the third round by the Cleveland Browns, Kessler found himself sitting as third string quarterback behind backup Josh McCown and starter Robert Griffin III.
After RGIII suffered a broken bone in his left shoulder in Week 1, and McCown falling to injury in week two, Kessler started Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins, where he threw for 244 yards as the Browns lost in overtime 24-30.
In his second outing for the Browns, Kessler once again threw for over 200 yards and found the endzone to secure the first touchdown of his NFL career. Unfortunately, the Browns would lose to Washington 20-31.
Continuing a string of bad luck for the rookie quarterback, the Browns faced off against the New England Patriots in Week 5 against a returning Tom Brady. Kessler did find the endzone in this 33-13 loss but would only net 62 yards.
As the Browns head into Week 6 0-5 against the Tennessee Titans, it is unclear at press time whether the young alum of Zeta-Delta will take the field due to a minor injury to the ribs.
From all of us at Lambda Chi Alpha, we wish the best of luck to Brother Kessler and hope for a long and successful career.