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, 2018
Kinney’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.