Before joining the Vikings, McKinnie concluded a 20-year career as a college basketball coach, including a three-year stint as an assistant coach for the University of Miami (1994-96).
McKinnie played football at the University of Iowa from 1965-67, where he earned All-Big 10 honors as a running back. He graduated in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in speech and dramatic arts. Following graduation, McKinnie played five seasons of professional football with the Saskatchewan Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League (1968-71, ’73). He signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1972, but played the season with the Atlanta Falcons and the Kansas City Chiefs.Silas Anthony McKinnie was born in Detroit. He attended Robichaud High School in Dearborn, Mich., where he earned all-state honors in both football and basketball. He has a daughter, Ixchel, and a son, Lance.
Since 1891, Eastern Market has been providing the Detroit community with locally produced specialty food products featuring independent vendors and merchants from around the state.
Stafford has six touchdown passes inside the last two minutes of the fourth quarter, the most in NFL history in a player's first six seasons in the league.
Tim Twentyman covers all the news from the Lions first day in London including adjusting to the time difference, the difference a healthy Glover Quin makes and more.
Crossing international borders for their longest road trip of the season is causing some travel adjustments, but nothing that seems daunting to the Lions’ defense.
The Lions are in London this week to play the Falcons, so we tested their UK knowledge with a game to see who could give the American interpretations of British terms.
Steve Wyche and Jordan Babineaux chat with Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford about how he's adjusting without Calvin Johnson and also explains how the team can use the London weather as prep for the remainder of the season.