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Former longtime WWE star and executive Shane McMahon announced Saturday that his son, Kenyon McMahon, has committed to play college football at the University of North Carolina.
Shane-O-Mac made the announcement in an Instagram post that featured a photo of himself alongside Kenyon in a UNC uniform, along with the caption: “So proud to be Kenyon’s dad. Hard work pays off.”
Kenyon McMahon is a 6’1″, 170-pound safety and wide receiver at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, New York, and according to Zack Pearson of USA Today‘s Tar Heels Wire, he committed to North Carolina as a defensive back in the class of 2024.
Kenyon will be the second of Shane McMahon’s sons to play major college football, as Declan McMahon committed to play at Indiana University in 2022.
As a running back, Declan did not accrue any stats during his freshman season for the Hoosiers in 2023.
In addition to being Shane’s son, Kenyon McMahon is the grandson of longtime former WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, as well as the nephew of former WWE star and chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon, and legendary WWE Superstar and current WWE head of creative Triple H.
Shane had many behind-the-scenes roles with WWE over the years, but he is perhaps best known for being an on-screen character and in-ring performer from 1998 to 2009 and again from 2016 to 2019.
The former European champion, hardcore champion and SmackDown tag team champion has made periodic appearances for WWE since 2019 as well.
Most recently, Shane faced The Miz in an impromptu match at WrestleMania 39 last year, but he suffered a torn quad, which resulted in rap megastar and WWE Hall of Famer Snoop Dogg stepping in to beat The Miz instead.
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