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Remembering Denver Bronco Kenny McKinley, Mableton Native And South Cobb Star

Second-year Broncos receiver Kenny McKinley was found dead last night in what appears to be a suicide.

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McKinley starred at quarterback for South Cobb, piling up 2,220 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2005. After his senior year, he was rated by Rivals as the state's 29th-best player.

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He worked his way into South Carolina's starting lineup as a freshman, eventually earning All-SEC honors as a junior and posting the third-highest career receptions total in SEC history, with 207.

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  • McKinley's former South Cobb coach Derek Cook comments: "I’m shocked, devastated and in total disbelief because Kenny was one of the most pleasant and happy young men that I’ve ever been around."
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  • Garnet And Black Attack discusses, and compiles their favorite McKinley moments.
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  • Video of South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier reacting as the news is confirmed for him by reporters: "Kenny was one of my all-time favorite players."
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  • Mile High Report reflects on meeting and watching McKinley.
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  • Fanhouse writes on McKinley's status as one of the most beloved Gamecocks in the program's history.
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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.