Kenny McKinley life and biography

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Kenny McKinley biography

Date of birth : 1987-01-31
Date of death : 2010-09-20
Birthplace : Baker, Louisiana
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-21
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the Denvers Broncos, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Kenny McKinley (January 31, 1987 – September 20, 2010) was an American football wide receiver for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Broncos in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Carolina.


Kenny McKinley is a wide receiver for the Denver Broncos, who selected him with the 141st pick in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. McKinley attended the University of South Carolina, where he played for four years and became the school's all-time leading receiver. McKinley is 6 feet tall and weighs 187 pounds.

Prep Career

McKinley played quarterback in high school at South Cobb High in Mableton, Georgia, where he threw for 16 touchdowns and rushed for 12 more in his senior year. ranked McKinley as the No. 48 wide receiver in the class of 2005. He committed to South Carolina during his senior season, choosing the Gamecocks over North Carolina and Tennessee.

College Career

At South Carolina, McKinley converted to wide receiver, where he broke Sterling Sharpe's school records for receptions and receiving yards. He caught a pass in each of his last 43 games. McKinley started six games as a freshman and had one touchdown catch. He started all 13 games as a sophomore and ranked second on the team with 51 receptions and five touchdowns. He even threw for a touchdown against Kentucky. As a junior, McKinley emerged as a first-team All-SEC selection, leading the team with 77 receptions and nine touchdowns. In his senior season, McKinley missed three games with a hamstring injury, but finished with 54 catches, including four touchdowns. That allowed him to set the career marks of 207 catches and 2,781 yards. He finished his collegiate career with 19 touchdown receptions, tied for 2nd-most in team history. He had six receptions for 86 yards in a loss at Iowa in the Gator Bowl.

NFL Career

McKinley was selected in the fifth round (141st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos. Before the 2009 season, McKinley signed a four-year contract with Denver.

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