Riley Kinney played quarterback in high school, but he'll be moving positions once he gets to college. 

That's likely just fine with him, since the Loveland, Colorado, athlete is going to play at Nebraska. 

The 6-foot-4, 190-pounder announced his verbal commitment to the program as a walk-on Saturday evening and said he would be joining NU as an athlete/wide receiver. 

Kinney helped Class 4A Loveland High to a state championship as a senior and now will join a big -- and continually growing Husker walk-on group that also includes his teammate Zach Weinmaster. 

Kinney knows something about Nebraska football, too. His grandfather, Jeff, was a running back for the Huskers under Bob Devaney in the 1970s and was on the 1971 national championship team. Jeff was then a 1972 first-round NFL Draft pick. 

Riley Kinney is the 17th known member of Nebraska's 2019 walk-on class. 

Name Position Hometown (School)
John Bullock* CB Omaha (Creighton Prep)
Grant Detlefsen* P Lincoln (Southeast)
John Goodwin* ATH Lincoln
Tyson Guzman* ATH Omaha (Westside)
Gabe Heins* K Kearney
Jacob Herbek* ATH Grand Island (Central Catholic)
Matt Huser* DL Omaha (Millard West)
Garrett Hustedt* LB Elkhorn (Mt. Michael)
Austin Jablonski* ATH Lincoln (Pius X)
Cooper Jewett* RB Elkhorn (South)
Dylan Jorgensen* PK Lincoln (Southwest)
Riley Kinney* ATH Loveland, Colorado
Cam Kleinschmidt* DB Lincoln
Nick Leader* OLB Lincoln (Southwest)
Caden McCormack* LB Lincoln (Southwest)
Brayden Miller* QB Kearney
Riley Moses* OL/DL Geneva (Fillmore Central)
Garrett Nuss OL Sutton
Luke Reimer* ATH Lincoln (North Star)
Eli Ricther* DL Kearney (Catholic)
Braden Sellon* LB Lincoln (East)
Sam Shurtleff* ATH Watkinsville, Georgia
Noah Stafursky* OL York
Joshua Wegener OL Iowa Western C.C.
Zach Weinmaster* WR Loveland, Colorado
*Official via NU

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.


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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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