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.
From start to finish, summer camp of 2015 with the Detroit Lions has been a kick for Kyle Brindza – even though he knew from the day he checked in that it would end with him heading home to Plymouth without a job.
Tim Twentyman covers all the news from Wednesday's practice including the unlikelihood Megatron sees playing time in Jacksonville, LaAdrian Waddle nearing return and more.
You submitted questions for RB Zach Zenner on social media using the hashtag #AskALion, Tori Petry asked them. In this episode, Zenner talks about his favorite football memories, his eventual med school goals and more.