78 BRYANT McKINNIE
6-9, 330, 2 Letters
Woodbury, New Jersey
(Woodbury HS/Lackawanna JC)
2001 Outland Trophy Winner
2001 Consensus First-Team All-American
Two-Time Unanimous First-Team All-BIG EAST (Coaches)
2001 National Player of the Year (CNNSI.com)
2001 National Offensive Player of the Year Finalist (Football News)
8th In 2001 Heisman Trophy Voting
2001 (SENIOR): Considered by many observers the most dominating player in college football during his senior season…named the winner of the Outland Trophy recognizing the finest interior lineman in college football…finished eighth in voting for the Heisman Trophy, presented annually to college football's finest player…received 26 first-place votes in the Heisman Trophy balloting…a consensus First-Team All-American…named National Player of the Year for College Football by CNNSI.com…was a finalist for National Offensive Player of the Year by Football News magazine…a unanimous choice as First-Team All-BIG EAST by the league's head coaches…never allowed only a quarterback sack in his playing career – not in college, junior college or high school…paced a Miami offense that is the nation's most balanced, averaging 454.8 yards per game (eighth in the nation) and 43.2 points per game (3rd nationally)…keyed an offense that averaged 5.3 yards per rushing attempt and scored 25 rushing touchdowns in the regular season…earned Offensive MVP honors by the coaching staff three times…mainstay of an offensive line that allowed just three quarterback sacks in the regular season...considered by many as the leading candidate to be the first player taken in the 2002 NFL Draft…suffered a knee injury in the season finale against Virginia Tech that required minor surgery, returned to play in the Rose Bowl victory over Nebraska for the national championship.
2000 (JUNIOR): Was awarded the Offensive Lineman of the Year Award by the Miami coaching staff...blossomed into a force for the Hurricanes in his first season of play at UM...did not allow a quarterback sack during the 2000 season...named a mid-season All-American by CNNSI.com, McKinnie earned First-Team All-America acclaim by The Football News after the season...a First-Team All-BIG EAST selection by the league's coaches, The Football News, and College Football News...earned national acclaim after an impressive performance in Miami's 27-24 win over Florida State in which he held FSU's Jamal Reynolds sackless on the day through 38 pass attempts...played a major role in Miami's pass protection on the line allowed a shockingly low three sacks in 340 pass plays in the regular season...also helped pave the way for a 1,000-yard season by tailback James Jackson, just the fifth time a Miami back has surpassed the 1,000-yard plateau...was part of a line that allowed the Miami offense to lead the BIG EAST and rank among the national leaders in total offense, averaging 460.8 yards per game.
1999 (REDSHIRT): Spent season as a member of the Hurricanes' scout team.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Lackawanna (Scranton, Pennsylvania)...named to Max Emfinger's Top 100 JUCOs...NJCAA and JC Gridwire All-American...played in the junior college All-Star game as a freshman...made the move to the offensive line at Lackawanna...was a 1998 Northeast Football Conference All-Star as Lackawanna claimed its second straight conference championship…helped Lackawanna to a conference title and a 9-2 record in 1997, his freshman season…Lackawanna earned a berth in the Dixie Bowl (St. George, Utah) in 1997…named a 1998 preseason first-team JC All-American by Bob Griese's College Football Preview magazine…named Team Captain at Lackawanna for the 1998 season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Woodbury...played defensive end…made 56 tackles (24 solos) and had 13 quarterback sacks as a senior…caused one fumble and recovered two fumbles as a senior…named to the All-Group I Team as a senior…elected Team Captain by his teammates…helped his team to the State Playoffs as a senior with an 8-2 record…team went 6-3 his junior year…lettered two years in track and field…participated in the shot put and discus, leading Woodbury's team in both events…also ran the 400 meters on the track
PERSONAL: Born 9/23/79…sociology major...full name is Bryant Douglas McKinnie...selected the Hurricanes over Arkansas, Penn State, Iowa, South Carolina, West Virginia, Clemson and Syracuse…would like to be a football coach after his playing days are over...son of Michele Green and Bryant McKinnie.
U of Miami Profile on McKinnie
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