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.
Life after Megatron's retirement has definitely been different for quarterback Matthew Stafford, especially when it comes to film study.
Matthew Stafford can joke about “feeling old,” but at the still young age of 28 he is one of the veterans in the middle ground of the team’s trend toward youth.
Cornerback Alex Carter is happy to be back on the field with his teammates, taking reps at both outside corner and in the slot.