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Verone McKinley III was born on June 29, 2000, he is an American football safety for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football in Oregon.

McKinley attended Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas. He committed to the University of Oregon to play college football. As a true freshman at Oregon in 2018, McKinley played in three games before taking a redshirt.

As a redshirt freshman in 2019, he started 11 of 14 games, recording 46 tackles and four interceptions. In 2020, he started six of seven games and had 46 tackles and one interception.

McKinley’s 2021 season at Oregon earned first-team Consensus All-American and first-team All-Pac 12 honors as a junior 2021. He started all 14 games that season, recording 78 tackles (44 solo), six interceptions, 12 passes defended, and one forced fumble.

In McKinley’s collegiate career, he recorded 11 interceptions in 38 games. McKinley was a three-year starter (2019-2021). He was named a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award.

There are no details about his marital status. He may be married or unmarried. There are also no rumors about his wife and girlfriend.