A defensive stalwart for the Football Rams from 2001-04, Tad Kornegay enjoyed a record setting career at Rose Hill, capped by earning All-America honors as a senior in 2004.
As a senior in 2004, Kornegay was named First Team All-Patriot League for the second straight season, leading the league in interceptions with eight, while twice setting a school varsity record with three interceptions in a game. He first accomplished the feat against Duquesne on September 25th and then repeated it on October 9th versus Brown. The eight interceptions also tied for the second-best single season performance in the Patriot League, tying Kornegay with Bucknell's Kevin Eiben, who had eight picks in 2000. The league record is nine, set by Holy Cross' Dave Murphy in 1987.
Following that season, Kornegay was named a 2004 First Team All-America by the Associated Press, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) as well as a Walter Camp Division I-AA and Sports Network I-AA All-American. He was also a finalist for the 2004 Buck Buchanan Award as the NCAA I-AA Defensive Player of the Year as awarded by the Sports Network, finishing 14th in the voting and was one of 40 players named to the 2004 NCAA I-AA.org All-Star Team. Kornegay was also named the 2004 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year.
Over his Fordham career, Kornegay recorded 14 interceptions, tied for second-best in school history and third best in Patriot League history. He also amassed 198 total tackles, 148 solo and four for loss, and broke up 34 passes.
Kornegay capped his career by winning the 2005 Vincent T. Lombardi Memorial Award at the annual Block F Awards Dinner.
Following graduation, Kornegay played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, winning the team to the 2007 Grey Cup championship.