GJ Kinne Bio

I'm G.J. Kinne,

Graduate Assistant for the Mustangs. This is My Story.


G.J. Kinne enters his first season at SMU as a graduate assistant that will work primarily with the offensive line.

Kinne begins his coaching career after playing professional football the last five years in the National Football League, United Football League and the Canadian Football League. Kinne was a quarterback for the New York Jets and Omaha Nighthawks in 2012. Kinne played quarterback and wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2013-15, before landng with the New York Giants as a safety in 2015 and 2016. Most recently, Kinne played quarterback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2017 before coming to the Hilltop.

Kinne finished his college career at Tulsa having thrown for 9,472 yards and 81 touchdowns after starting his collegiate career at Texas. He transferred to Tulsa in 2008 and took over the starting job in 2009 and remained the starter for his final three years. The three-year captain was named Conference USA's Offensive Player of the Year in 2010 under the tutelage of current SMU head coach Chad Morris.

Kinne reunites with Morris, who was the assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterback coach at Tulsa in 2010.

A native of Gilmer, Texas, Kinne received his B.S. in exercise and sports science from the University of Tulsa.