Tuesday, September 21, 2010

SC Football Player Takes Own Life


Being a former player- albeit in in 1972- we lost one of our own to an apparent suicide last night. We even shared the same number- 11. his name was Kenny McKinley, and is SC's all time leading receiver, who played from 05-08, and was 23 years young. Coach Spurrier was quoted as saying Kinney was one of his all time favorite players!

He was drafted in the 5th round in '09 by the Denver Broncos, and was on injured reserve due to a knee injury. He played 11 or so plays as hie Rookie seasons which speaks to his talent. He was a natural, as well as devoted Father. His smile would lite up a room: is the most often heard quote about this young man. Which just goes to show we NEVER know what is going on under potential Happy Masks!!


LINK TO STORY

GOD BLESS YOU KENNY. OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU IMMEDIATE FAMILY, PLAYERS, FRIENDS, AND THE GAMECOCK NATION!

John McElveen  SC- 1972-76