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.
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.