Police in Colorado are investigating the death Monday afternoon of former USC football star Kenny McKinley. Early media reports from Denver are that officials suspect suicide in the case. McKinley was 23.
McKinley finished his USC career in 2008 as the school’s all time leading receiver. He was Denver’s 5th round draft pick in 2009. Injuries cost him part of his rookie season and all of this season.
McKinley was signed by former USC coach Lou Holtz after his senior season as a quarterback in College Park, GA. He was converted to receiver and became the best in Gamecock history and one of the best ever in the SEC. He had 207 receptions for 2781 yards in his career at USC, both totals school records. He also set a school record with a catch in 43 straight games. He scored 19 touchdowns.