Athlete. It may have been said that some were faster, some were stronger and some may have shot a basketball better, but few athletes had as much impact on the outcome of competition as Jeff Kinney, a 1968 graduate of McCook High School. His reputation began in his high school days within Red Willow County where he was a hard-running all-stater in football, a state tournament basketball player and a track standout. His competitiveness came to the forefront as one of the best weapons on the Cornhusker national championship teams of 1970 and 1971. Football fans still discuss his outstanding play in the “Game of the Century“ against mighty Oklahoma where he carried the ball on all but one play in Nebraska’s game-winning drive. Subsequently, he played for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills in professional football.