Dennis McKinnon was born in Quitman, Georgia, and attended Miami South High School in Miami, Florida.  McKinnon played football at Florida State University and was picked up by the Bears in 1983 as an undrafted free agent. He played wide received for the Bears from 1983-1989 with the exception of 1986 when he was out with injuries. He finished out his career with the Dallas Cowboys.

McKinnon was one of the best Bears’ receivers of the 1980s and also an exciting punt returner. For the Bears he had 180 receptions for 2,840 yards and 21 touchdowns. For his career, he had 194 receptions for  3,012 yards for 22 touchdowns. He had 127 punt returns 1,173 yards for 3 touchdowns for Chicago.

McKinnon was thin, 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, but gutsy enough to block Lawrence Taylor if assigned. McKinnon is on the Top 100 Bears of All Time list. McKinnon was a member of the Bears Championship Season in 1985 (Super Bowl XX).


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