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.
When the Lions released Nate Burleson in a cap-saving move earlier this offseason, Calvin Johnson became the elder statesman in the Lions receiving room.
Mike O'Hara on making every draft pick count, Jadeveon Clowney's Allen Park visit and the rookie wage scale.
For the second time this week, the Lions hosted a trio of pre-draft prospects. Thursday's lineup included WR Marqise Lee, TE C.J. Fiedorowicz and DE Denico Autry.
On May 31, 2014, Detroit Lions Captain and starting linebacker, Stephen Tulloch will host his second annual youth football came at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center North Lawn in Dearborn, MI.
Head coach Jim Caldwell talks to the media following his keynote speech for an event hosted by the United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Company.
Charles Davis and Daniel Jeremiah take an in-depth look at the Detroit Lions most significant draft needs and project potential first and second round selections.