Familiar Tragedy: Remembering Kenny McKinley, Denver Broncos Wide Receiver

September 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Since Josh McDaniels took over as the head coach of the Denver Broncos, the atmosphere has been as up and down as the very mountains that surround them.
Without warning, Monday afternoon yielded more bad news for this struggling franchise.
Kenny McKinley, a Broncos fifth round pick from 2009, was found dead in his home with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Sadly, this scene is all too familiar, as former Bronco Darrent Williams was gunned down in a drive-by shooting on January 1, 2007, and less than two months later, Damien Nash collapsed and died after playing in a charity basketball game.
McKinley was born in Baker, Louisiana and was a graduate of South Cobb High School. Considered a multi-position player, McKinley was most recognized for his ability as a dual-threat quarterback.
Working his way into the starting lineup playing wide receiver at South Carolina, McKinley showed his great football potential by catching 25 passes for 291 y...

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