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.
Joique Bell entered the league as an unrestricted free agent and has quickly become one of the most versatile backs in the league
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Mike O'Hara ranks his top 10 list of Lions free agent signings, with some rules, where in all cases impact is more important than longevity
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issues a statement on the passing of William Clay Ford Sr. Also, hear reaction from Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
NFL Media Analyst Michael Silver discusses the passing of Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford, Sr. and explains how the franchise will be impacted going forward.
Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert talks about his experience at the combine and his thoughts on being projected as the number one defensive back in the 2014 NFL Draft.