Dec 8, 2020
A successful high school career in Phoenix, Arizona brought Kenny Wheaton to the Pacific Northwest, where he was a long way from his family, a main motivating force for Wheaton. But he excelled. He became an All-American. He became the first Duck football player to declare early for the NFL Draft. Football was his success story, and it was going to alleviate the burdens for the people he cared so much about. But life doesn’t work out the way we want it to. And for Wheaton, a dramatic change in what he values the most changed the trajectory of his life. Although he is synonymous with one of the greatest plays in Oregon history, The Pick, there is much more to Kenny Wheaton than that single play. A lot more.