Jerick McKinnon   #28 RB

Height: 5-9   Weight: 205   Age: 26

Born: 5/3/1992 Atlanta , GA

College: Georgia Southern

Experience: 5th season

High School: Sprayberry HS [Marietta, GA]

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Draft 2014

Pick No.96

Selected By: Minnesota Vikings

Round: 3

Pick (Overall): 32 (96)

Pick Analysis: His brother, Lester Norwood, won four letters as a free safety at Florida. Was an all-state quarterback as an Atlanta-area prep, lettering in both football and track. As a senior, he passed for over 1,500 yards and ran for more than 1,300. As a true freshman for Georgia Southern in 2010, he played in 10 games (including one start at quarterback) and rushed 109 times for 495 yards (4.5-yard average) and three touchdowns and completed 3-of-9 pass attempts (33.3 percent) for 24 yards with zero touchdowns and one interception. Did not play in five games. In '11, he saw action in 13 games (starting six times out of the A-back position and once at tailback) and scored touchdowns running, throwing and receiving. Carried 80-537-7 (6.7), passed 3-6-37-1-0 (50.0) and caught 6-127-1 (21.2). Also had two interceptions and a 41-yard kickoff return in an FCS playoff game against Maine. Was utilized on defense in GSU's three playoff games, recording four tackles at cornerback. Did not play in one game due to an undisclosed injury. Broke out in '12, starting 14 games -- two at tailback, one at A-back, one at B-back and the final 10 at quarterback. Amassed 269-1,817-20 (6.8) on the ground, 20-49-597-7-3 (40.8) through the air and 1-15-0 receiving. Rushed for 316 yards against Central Arkansas, the second-highest single-game total in school history (Adrian Peterson, 333 in 1999). Appeared in 10 games (nine starts) in '13, recording 161-1,050-12 (6.5) rushing, 8-17-171-4-1 (47.1) passing, 3-23-0 (7.7) receiving and 3-33-0 (11.0) returning kickoffs. Started five games at quarterback, two at the A-back position and two at the B-back spot. In GSU's first-ever victory over a BCS school, he ran for 9-125-1 against Florida. Missed a late-season game with an ankle injury. Concluded his college career with 3,899 rushing yards, the third-highest total in school annals.

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  1. 2014 Combine workout: Jerick McKinnon

    Published: March 10, 2014 at 08:00 p.m.

    Watch Georgia Southern RB Jerick McKinnon work out at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.

  2. Jerick McKinnon's 40-yard dash

    Published: Feb. 23, 2014 at 03:59 p.m.

    Georgia Southern running back Jerick McKinnon runs unofficial times of 4.38 and 4.35 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. Official time comes to 4.41.

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