ENGLEWOOD, Colo. —The Denver Broncos are deeply saddened after being informed of the death of Kenny McKinley.
The organization has no additional information to share at this time other than the statements below by Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen and Head Coach Josh McDaniels.
Coach McDaniels will be available to the media on Tuesday at 12 p.m. at the team’s training facility.
Statement from Denver Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen:
“Everyone with the Broncos is shocked and saddened by the loss of Kenny McKinley. He was part of the Broncos’ family and will be greatly missed by our organization. My most heartfelt condolences go out to Kenny’s family and friends.”
Statement from Denver Broncos Head Coach Josh McDaniels:
“Kenny had a promising future on the football field, but more importantly, he was a great teammate whose smile and personality could light up the room. This is a tragic loss for our football team, and his family is in all of our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”
McKinley, a wide receiver, was selected by the Broncos in the fifth round (141st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft from the University of South Carolina. He attended South Cobb High School in Austell, Ga.