Seth McKinney
No. --     Free Agent
Center / Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-06-12) June 12, 1979 (age 41)
Place of birth: Buffalo, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
College: Texas A&M
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 3 / Pick: 90
Debuted in 2002 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
Roster status: Unrestricted Free Agent
Career highlights and awards
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Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Games played     85
Games started     45
Fumble recoveries     2
Stats at

Seth Alan McKinney (born June 12, 1979 in Buffalo, Texas) is an American football center and currently a free agent in the NFL. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas A&M.

McKinney has also played for the Cleveland Browns. He is the younger brother of NFL offensive lineman Steve McKinney.

Early yearsEdit

Seth was born in Centerville, TX where his father was the town/county doctor for around 20 years. From there they moved to Clear Lake, TX then to Austin, TX. He attended Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, where he helped win the Div-II 5A State Championship in 1996, in which he was voted a team captain. He was also a two time 5A all-state selection. McKinney was a classmate of Drew Brees and Chris Mihm. He was also a state finalist in the shot put in 1996.

In 2006 he was named to the Big 12 10th Anniversary Team. In 2009 he was awarded for his success in High School Football by being selected to the UIL All-Century team.[1]

College careerEdit

McKinney was a four-year starter at Texas A&M. He started 50 consecutive contests (including bowl games)(2nd most at Texas A&M) during his time with the Aggies and is only the fifth center in NCAA Division I-A history to start every game in a career. McKinney earned consensus All-Big 12 Conference honors and was an Academic All-Big 12 first-team choice, as well as a finalist for the Dave Rimington Trophy, given to the nation's top center. He was also selected a third team All-American by the Associated Press as a junior, and second team All-American by the AP as a Senior.[2] In votes by his own teammates, he was awarded offensive lineman of the year in 2000 & 2001, offensive MVP in 2001, and team captain in 2001. He received bachelor's and master's degrees in management information systems.

Professional careerEdit

Miami DolphinsEdit

McKinney was a third-round draft choice (90th overall) by the Miami Dolphins in the 2002 NFL Draft. In his rookie year he played in all 16 games. He made his NFL debut at the Minnesota Vikings on December 21. In 2003 he again played in all 16 games. He started in all 16 games in 2004, for the first time in his career and the only member of the offensive line to do so. In 2005 he was part of the offensive line that allowed only 26 sacks, the fourth lowest in the league. He started in the opening 13 games but leg injury forced him out of the final three games. He did not feature at all in the 2006 season after undergoing surgery to repair a disk in his neck.

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On March 14, 2007, McKinney signed with the Cleveland Browns two weeks after his release from the Dolphins. McKinney started in 8 games in 2007 for the Cleveland Browns, before he was placed on injured reserve on November 10, 2007, ending his season.[3] He was re-signed by the team on March 28, 2008.

Buffalo BillsEdit

McKinney was signed by the Buffalo Bills on April 9, 2009.

In his first start of the season versus Jacksonville, Seth suffered a season ending ACL tear in his right knee.

Political careerEdit

On June 29, 2011, it was reported that McKinney intends to run for the seat in the Texas House of Representatives vacated by State Representative Fred Brown.


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