Liberty Add CIF’s Top Wide Receiver

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Just when you thought the Salina Liberty roster couldn’t get any better, another game changer has been added for the 2018 season in the form of the CIF’s top wide receiver, Daniel McKinney.

McKinney is a 6’1”, 210 pound wide receiver from Detroit, Michigan, where he played football at Melvindale High School at both receiver and linebacker. While McKinney is mostly known for his offensive skills, he was an All-State linebacker during his senior season with 116 tackles, 16 sacks and four forced fumbles to go along with four interceptions.

Following high school, McKinney attended college in San Francisco where he obtained his associates degree while leading the Rams to a state championship. McKinney then went on to play at Florida Atlantic University as a wide receiver.

In 2012, McKinney earned honorable mention All-Sun Belt honors while at FAU. In his senior year, McKinney lead FAU in catches and yards in with 49 and 615 respectively. Later that year, McKinney was picked up by the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.

During the 2017, season McKinney played for Dodge City Law of the Champions Indoor Football league. McKinney earned First Team all-league honors as a wide receiver, leading the CIF with 909 receiving yards averaging 14 yards per reception while also scoring 20 touchdowns. McKinney also played a major part in returning kickoffs and being used as a running back at times where he scored another 4 touchdowns on the season.

“McKinney is a physical receiver that plays with a major chip on his shoulder,” Liberty Head Coach Heron O’Neal said. “He can run every route and is excellent at running after the catch. He will be relied upon to be the leader of the wide receivers this season.”

The Salina Liberty is celebrating their third season in the Champions Indoor Football League. Reserve your tickets now through the Tony’s Pizza Events Center box office, open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. or by calling 785-826-7200. Individual game ickets start at just $9.

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