Bill Kenney - 1978

Image Image Bill Kenney, a quarterback from Northern Colorado University, was selected #333 by Miami Dolphins. Kenney earned being Mr. Irrelevant as the second-to-last selection when the last player taken suffered a back injury and failed to report to camp. Kenney was cut from the Dolphins at the end of training camp, but he had more success two years later, when he made the Kansas City Chiefs roster as the backup to Steve Fuller. He ended up starting games late in the year and took over the starting job for good in 1981. Two years later, Kenney earned a Pro Bowl berth, the first Mr. Irrelevant to have been selected to one. In 1989, he signed with the Washington Redskins and retired after the season. Kenney took up residency in Lee’s Summit, Missouri after his retirement. He turned his attention to politics at this time, and in 1994, he successfully ran as a Republican to represent a portion of Kansas City and parts of suburban Jackson County in the Missouri State Senate. In 1996, Kenney ran an unsuccessful campaign to become Missouri’s Lieutenant Governor. In 2001, Bill Kenney became the majority floor leader of the Missouri Senate, and held the position for two years. He left the Senate afterward due to term limits. Kenney currently serves as chief of staff for Lt. Governor Kinder. He was appointed by Governor Nixon to the Public Service Commission in January 2013. Kenney is also the owner of Bill Kenney Homes, a real estate development company.

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