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Running back breaks barriers

City College running back Devian McKinnie, No.6 sprints past Solano College defense Oct. 15 for a first down. Photo By R.Hanna || [email protected]

During a home game on a Friday night, running back Devian McKinnie looked up at the bleachers from the sidelines after hearing his name called by a familiar voice and waved at a little boy cheering for him in the stands— his 6-year-old son, Devian Jeremiah McKinnie.

McKinnie’s life changed six years ago when he was a senior in high school and found out that he was going to be a father. As a teenager, McKinnie said he feared for his future.

“It was my last year of high school, and I was supposed to be recruited and I was having a baby. It was a lot of stress,” McKinnie said.

McKinnie put his dream of playing football on hold after his son was born. Six years later, McKinnie has another chance to pursue his dream. McKinnie is currently attending City College where he plays football.

“Going into the NFL is my dream. I would love to make it there,” McKinnie said. “Playing football right now and taking care of school let’s me know that my dream is still alive.”

City College football coach Dannie Walker says McKinnie has the skills and the potential necessary to succeed on the field.

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Now, McKinnie is being scouted by a variety of schools for his football talent.

McKinnie’s role as a father has translated into many parts of his life, including football. As captain of the team, he leads and mentors his teammates during practices.

McKinnie’s teammates say they have a growing respect for him. “He is a leader. He is dedicated, smart and a hard worker,” quarterback Dominic Carmazzi said.

They also say they admire his recently acquired ability to lead. “Devian has the ability to just lead,” full-back Kelvin Ellison said.

Now a sophomore at City College with an associate’s degree in general education, McKinnie said he strives to find an even balance between school, football and being a father.

“Managing school and football is hard but being a dad too is not impossible, but it is pretty close,” McKinnie said.

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