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Erron Kinney
No. 88     
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-07-28) July 28, 1977 (age 43)
Place of birth: Ashland, Virginia
High School: Patrick Henry High School
Ashland, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
College: University of Florida
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 3 / Pick: 68
Debuted in 2000 for the Tennessee Titans
Last played in 2006 for the Tennessee Titans
Career history
* Tennessee Titans (20002006)
Career highlights and awards
* SEC Championship (1996)
Career NFL statistics as of 2005
Games played     83
Games started     68
Receptions     178
Receiving yards     1,750
Touchdowns     10
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Erron Quincy Kinney (born July 28, 1977) is a former American college and professional football player who was a tight end in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons during the early 2000s. Kinney played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Tennessee Titans of the NFL.

Early life Edit

Kinney was born in Ashland, Virginia in 1977.[1] He attended Patrick Henry High School in Ashland,[2] where he played for the Patrick Henry Patriots high school football team.[3] Among his Patriots teammates was Damien Woody, future lineman for the New York Jets. Kinney and Woody were members of the 1994 Patriots football team that won the Virginia high school football state championship.

College career Edit

Kinney received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida,[3] where he played for coach Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators football team from 1996 to 1999.[4] The Gators coaching staff redshirted him as a true freshman in 1995, but he was a varsity letterman for the 12–1 1996 Gators team that defeated the Florida State Seminoles in the Sugar Bowl to win the Bowl Alliance national championship.[3] Kinney finished his college career with thirty-nine receptions for 507 yards and five touchdowns.[3]

While attending the University of Florida, Kinney majored in elementary education.

Professional career Edit

The Tennessee Titans selected Kinney in the third round (68th pick overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft,[5] and he played for the Titans from 2000 to 2006.[2] In 2005, he had a career year hauling in fifty-five receptions for 543 yards.[6] He finished his seven-year NFL career with 178 receptions for 1,750 yards (an average of 9.8 yards per reception) and ten touchdowns.[1]

Life after football Edit

Interested in fire safety since childhood, on July 28, 2008, Kinney was sworn in as a firefighter in the fire department of the Nashville, Tennessee suburb of Brentwood. In 2004, Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen appointed him to a seven-year term with the Tennessee State Firefighting Commission, an organization that tests and certifies firefighters in the state.[7]

Kinney conducts a youth football camp at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee every summer.

Kinney is now a captain with the St. Andrews Fire Department in Charleston, South Carolina.

Kinney was hired as the first fire chief for the City of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee Fire Department on March 12, 2013.

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Erron Kinney. Retrieved September 3, 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 databaseFootball.com, Players, Erron Kinney. Retrieved September 3, 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 GatorZone.com, Football History, 1999 Roster, Erron Kinney. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
  4. 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 85, 98, 99, 183 (2011). Retrieved August 30, 2011.
  5. Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 2000 National Football League Draft. Retrieved September 3, 2010.
  6. National Football League, Historical Players, Erron Kinney. Retrieved September 3, 2010.
  7. Charles Booth, "Former Titan now Brentwood firefighter," The Tennessean (July 29, 2008).

Bibliography Edit

  • Carlson, Norm, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2007). ISBN 0794822983.
  • Golenbock, Peter, Go Gators! An Oral History of Florida's Pursuit of Gridiron Glory, Legends Publishing, LLC, St. Petersburg, Florida (2002). ISBN 0-9650782-1-3.
  • Hairston, Jack, Tales from the Gator Swamp: A Collection of the Greatest Gator Stories Ever Told, Sports Publishing, LLC, Champaign, Illinois (2002). ISBN 1-58261-514-4.
  • McCarthy, Kevin M., Fightin' Gators: A History of University of Florida Football, Arcadia Publishing, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (2000). ISBN 978-0-7385-0559-6.
  • Nash, Noel, ed., The Gainesville Sun Presents The Greatest Moments in Florida Gators Football, Sports Publishing, Inc., Champaign, Illinois (1998). ISBN 1-57167-196x.
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