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Antonio McKinneyAntonio McKinney

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School: Jefferson Graduation Year: 1996

Year Inducted: 2015

Sports Played: Football, Baseball

High School Honors: 2-year Football letterman, 1st team All-PIL, senior running back; Shrine team All-Star. 3-year Baseball letterman, 1st team All-PIL, outfielder in junior and senior seasons.

Post High School Career: 3rd Round draft pick, 4 seasons of Class A in Detroit Tiger organization; one season of minor league ball in Toronto Blue Jay system. Career in the US Postal Service.


I would like to thank my family who is proud of me and always encouraged me in sports. When I was little my grandmother and I always watched the Major League Baseball Playoffs and World Series. I thank God she was able to see me sign a Baseball contract. I want to thank all my coaches who saw something in me, and pushed me to be the best I could be. Playing sports has taught me to be humble, persevere, and be a team player. I am very grateful to be inducted into the PIL Hall Of Fame.

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Jefferson ~ 1941 ~ Football two-year letter winner; All-PIL 2nd Team as Halfback; member of 1940 PIL Championship Team; Basketball two-year letter winner; two-time All PIL 1st Team as Guard;

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Jefferson ~ 1932 ~ Football: 2-year letter winner; member of City and State Championship teams, 1931, 1932; All-City as Halfback and Linebacker, 1932. Basketball: 4-year letter winner; member of City

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Jefferson ~ 1961 ~ Football: 2-year letter winner; member of PIL Championships teams, 1959,1960; All-City, 1960; Shrine All-Star Metro team MVP, 1961. Basketball: 2-year letter winner. Baseball: 3-year letter winner