Grandson Of Former Nebraska Great Will Play For Huskers

first_imgNebraska's flag waves in the wind.LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 24: A flag of the Nebraska Cornhuskers flys before the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)The Nebraska Cornhuskers are bringing in a walk-on QB with ties to one of the greatest players in school history.On Thursday night, Riley Kinney – grandson of Nebraska legend Jeff Kinney – announced on Twitter that he had received a walk-on offer to Nebraska.247Sports has Kinney rated as a two-star, Dual-Threat QB from Loveland, Colorado.Unfortunately for Kinney, Nebraska already has a young, promising QB in Adrian Martinez – so even if he accepts the offer, it may be some time before he sees the field.Super excited to receive a walk on offer to the University of Nebraska…one of my favorite places on earth. Thanks @coachwilhite @coach_frost for the amazing opportunity. #GBR pic.twitter.com/4r972wDmIC— Riley Kinney (@riley_kinney012) December 7, 2018Kinney’s famous grandfather Jeff led the Cornhuskers in rushing in 1969 and 1971. He was a star player for the team in their national title campaigns of 1970 and 1971.Jeff Kinney’s college football career earned him a 23rd-overall selection by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1972 NFL draft.However, in a five-year NFL career, Kinney would rush for just 1,285 yards and five TDs. He had only two 100-yard rushing games.last_img read more

Fans celebrate at the Fan Expo

The ultimate fans of comics, science fiction, horror and anime celebrated the long weekend at the Fan Expo in Toronto.More than 120,000 people attended the event.It was a Comic-Con event full of surprises, lots of new merchandise and meet and greets with celebrities.Fans had close encounters with Star Trek legend Patrick Stewart and many voice actors.Over a thousand booths were set up around the Toronto Convention Centre.Popular areas included the Dr. Who section where fans posed with Tardis and the batmobile display with a full-sized replica of the 1966 model.There was something for everyone to enjoy.