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Bryant McKinnie

Offensive Tackle

Bryant Douglas McKinnie

Inducted 2023

Date of Birth



Woodbury, NJ


University of Miami (2000-2001)


Bryant McKinnie overpowered and dominated his opponents. McKinnie never allowed a single sack during his entire college career, helping the Miami Hurricanes claim the national title in 2001. In addition to his status as a unanimous First Team All-America, McKinnie claimed the 2001 Outland Trophy as the best interior lineman in the nation and was named the National Player of the Year by The Canes went 23-1 during his time in Coral Gables. Miami finished no lower than No. 2 nationally in his two seasons with the Canes, and he played a key role on an offensive unit that ranked No. 2 (2002) and No. 3 (2001) in the nation in total offense. McKinnie anchored an offensive line that averaged 5.3 yards per rushing attempt and 43.2 points per game on the way to an undefeated season and the national title. McKinnie blocked for back-to-back 1,000-yard rushers and protected his Maxwell Award-winning QB Ken Dorsey, who threw for 2,737 yards in 2000 and 2,652 yards in 2001. His hallmark performance came when he dominated in Miami's 59-0 victory against Syracuse in 2001, never allowing a QB sack during 52 plays. A two-time First Team All-Big East selection, McKinnie led the Canes to two Big East titles (2000, 2001) and a perfect 14-0 conference record during his career. He was named 2001 Big East Player of the Year by The Football News, and helped the Canes lead the conference in passing yards and total offense both years.


Height 6'8"

Weight 352

Career Highlights

  • 2001 All-Conference
  • 2001 Heisman - Eighth
  • 2001 Outland Trophy Winner
  • 2001 Unanimous All-America
  • 2000 First Team All-America
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