Benardrick McKinney

249 lbs

Benardrick McKinney


Benardrick McKinney is a middle linebacker for the Mississippi State University Bulldogs of the Southeastern Conference. He was named a 2014 pre-season fourth team All-American by Phil Steele.

High School

McKinney attended Rosa Fort High School in Mississippi. He was a quarterback and a linebacker in high school and generated 2,036 yards of total offense and 22 touchdowns his senior season. On defense McKinney tallied 66 tackles and earned a spot in the North/South All-Star Game. McKinney also started for the varsity basketball team.


McKinney redshirted during his freshman season in 2011 at Mississippi State. As a redshirt freshman in 2012 he was a first team Freshman All-American according to, FoxSportsNext, Phil Steele and He played in all 1...