Tight End • 6-6, 272
Ashland, VA (Patrick Henry HS)
A four-time letterwinner...Played in 45 regular season games with 15 starts for 1,597 plays...Also played in 1997 Sugar Bowl, 1998 Citrus Bowl, 1999 Orange Bowl and 2000 Citrus Bowl...39 career pass receptions for 507 yards (13.0 avg.) and five TDs...UF's most experienced tight end with 15 career starts...Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 1996 and 1998...1999 - Selected to play in Senior Bowl and Florida All-Star Gridiron Classic...Received UF's Fifth-Year Team Player Award on offense...Played in 11 of 12 games (missed Kentucky game with neck injury) with eight starts (Western Michigan, UCF, Auburn, Georgia, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Florida State and SEC Championship) for 482 plays...Also played in Citrus Bowl...16 receptions for 226 yards (14.1 avg.), tops for a tight end, and fifth overall on the squad...14.1 yards per reception tied for third on the team...Caught career-high four passes for 36 yards vs. LSU...Caught two passes for 28 yards vs. Auburn...Caught three passes for 62 yards (30.7 avg.) vs. Georgia...Caught two passes for 13 yards vs. Vanderbilt...Caught one pass (3-yard touchdown from Earnest Graham) in SEC Championship Game vs. Alabama...Missed the majority of spring drills while recovering from shoulder surgery...1998 - Saw action in all 11 regular season games with two starts (Auburn, Vanderbilt) for 410 plays... Also played in Orange Bowl... Eight catches for 79 yards (9.9 avg.) and three TDs... Three touchdown catches and eight receptions were both tops for a tight end... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll... Five-yard TD catch vs. Kentucky... 10-yard touchdown play against LSU... One catch for nine yards in first start of year against Auburn and one reception for 12 yards as a starter vs. Vanderbilt...10-yard touchdown against South Carolina... One reception for 15 yards vs. Florida State...Four-yard touchdown catch vs. Syracuse in Orange Bowl... 1997 - Led UF's tight ends and ranked sixth on squad with 12 catches for 162 yards and one TD... Started five games (Southern Miss, Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, South Carolina) and was the top tight end in eight of 11 games (all but Auburn, Vanderbilt and Florida State)... Saw action in all 11 games with five starts for 506 plays... Also played in Citrus Bowl... Nine of 12 catches (75%) went for a first down... Made first career start vs. Southern Mississippi and had three catches for 39 yards after entering year with just 40 career receiving yards... Three receptions for 49 yards and first career TD (12 yards) vs. Central Michigan... Three catches for 65 yards vs. Kentucky... One reception for seven yards vs. Georgia...Chosen UF's Most Improved Tight End during spring... 1996 - Played in all 12 games for 202 plays, third-best among UF's tight ends... Also played in Sugar Bowl... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll... Three catches for 40 yards on the year... First career reception for 15 yards vs. SW Louisiana... One catch for 15 yards vs. Georgia Southern... One catch for 10 yards vs. Arkansas...Earned a letter... 1995 - Was redshirted and did not see any game action... Had foot surgery early in the fall, which sidelined him for a majority of the season... Worked with the scout team at TE before injury... Prep - Regarded as one of the nation's top tight end prospects in '94... A SuperPrep All-America selection... That publication named him one of the top 15 tight ends in the nation...SuperPrep selected him the second-best prospect in the state of Virginia... Named one of the top 12 tight ends in the country by National Recruiting Advisor... Led team to state's Division 5 state title...First-team All-State... 35 catches for 784 yards (22.4 per catch) with 11 TDs in '94 after catching 26 passes for 531 yards and seven TDs as a junior... Selected to play in Virginia East-West All-Star Game... Honor student... Sports editor of school newspaper... High school coach was Ray Long, Jr... Also visited Boston College and Oregon State during the recruiting process... Personal - Born Erron Quincy Kinney on July 28, 1977... Parents - John and Quentina Kinney... Hobbies include collecting fire engines... Major - Elementary Education.