|Jerick McKinnon Quick Info
|5 ft 9 in
|Date of Birth
|May 3, 1992
Jerick McKinnon is an American football running back who played college football at Georgia Southern University and was then drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. In addition to that, he has also played for the San Francisco 49ers as well as the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL).
Jerick Deshun McKinnon
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States
Jerick McKinnon studied at Sprayberry High School, a public high school located in northeastern Cobb County in Marietta, Georgia. During his time there, he played football and ran track. As a footballer, he played quarterback, running back, and wide receiver and was an Atlanta Journal-Constitution first-team all-state pick at quarterback.
When he was a junior, he was in the team that won the region championship playing as a wide receiver en route to earning MVP accolades for the National Underclassmen Ultimate 100. As a senior, he passed for 1,500 yards and rushed for 1,300 more and received the Cobb County Touchdown Club Quarterback of the Year honors in 2009.
He then attended Georgia Southern University from 2010 to 2013.
- Father – Rungie McKinnon
- Mother – Frances McKinnon
- Siblings – Lester Norwood (Half-Brother) (Played college football for the Florida Gators)
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
95 kg or 209.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Jerick McKinnon has done endorsement work for brands such as BODYARMOR, Casey’s, and others.
Jerick McKinnon Facts
- As a track and field athlete in high school, he competed in the 100-meter dash (captured the Region VII-AAAA title with a time of 11.04 seconds as a junior), 200-meter dash (placed 7th at the Region VII-AAAA with a time of 22.61 seconds), and in the long jump (personal-best leap of 21’8″ or 6.63 meters) for the outdoor squad.
- Jerick McKinnon was regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and received offers from the likes of the United States Air Force Academy and United States Naval Academy. However, he decided to play college football for Georgia Southern University.
- As a sophomore, he played in 13 games with seven starts and finished the season with 705 all-purpose yards and nine combined touchdowns (seven rushing, one receiving, and one passing).
- In the 2014 NFL Draft, Jerick McKinnon was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 3rd round (96th overall) and became the seventh running back to be selected that year.
- In 2014, he became the first Minnesota Vikings rookie to break the 100-yard mark since Adrian Peterson. He went on to conclude his rookie year with 538 rushing yards and 135 receiving yards.
- He finished the 2015 season with 271 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, 173 receiving yards, and a receiving touchdown.
- Jerick McKinnon signed a four-year, $30 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers on March 14, 2018. He tore his ACL during a team workout on September 1, 2018, and that prematurely ended his season.
- In Week 1 of the 2020 season, he made his NFL return with the San Francisco 49ers in a game against the Arizona Cardinals. He went on to finish the 2020 season with 81 carries for 319 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns to go along with 33 receptions for 253 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.
- On April 30, 2021, he signed a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs and was placed on injured reserve on November 30.
- After being activated on January 1, 2022, Jerick McKinnon scored his first rushing touchdown with Kansas City in the regular season-ending Week 18 game against the Denver Broncos.
- On June 14, 2022, Jerick McKinnon re-signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. He again re-signed with the Chiefs on May 2, 2023.
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