Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Football Verbal: Jaedyn McKinstry

BG has a new football verbal and it's somebody who's pretty well known in the area.  Jaedyn McKinstry is a WR who attends St. John's.  He was injured in the groin playing basketball and when he was treated the doctor noticed something.  It turned out he had stage 4 Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare cancer.  He had a 50/50 shot.

And he is here and going to be a Falcon.  He was on chemo for a year, two rounds of radiation.  Most of us can only imagine. But he's here.

Steve Junga had a great story in The Blade. 

Here's what his Coach said...

“I love him. When you talk about kids, and stories of kids, when I’m older and grayer, he’s going to be the kid that I talk about. To try to come back out of it now in this time of uncertainty, you just don’t have stories like this.”


“He’s a young man that understands the importance of how fragile life is,” said McDaniel. “That was life and death so that’s something that he thinks about all the time. He’s worked his tail off and he’s worked his tail off out here on the field and he’s worked well in the weight room so he’s a man on a mission, no doubt.”

He was being recruited before all this happened.  He's a 6'6" 210 and also a star basketball player.

Welcome to the Falcons, Jaedyn.

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