Calkins: The Navy torpedoed his dream of playing in the NFL — but Cameron Kinley wouldn’t change a thing

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 10, 2021 10:11 AM CT | Published: June 09, 2021 5:50 PM CT

Former Lausanne star Cameron Kinley found himself at the center of a storm this week after it was learned the Navy had rejected his request to defer his service so he could play in the NFL. It’s not the decision he wanted, certainly. But Kinley says he would go to the U.S. Naval Academy all over again. 


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Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.


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