Three things to know about Alabama football's Ga'Quincy "Kool-Aid" McKinstry
How he got his nickname
McKinstry was given the nickname "Kool-Aid" when he was born, due to his smile resembling the Kool-Aid Man.
"At birth, my grandma gave me that name. Said I came out smiling,” McKinstry told AL.com. The nickname stuck.
Alabama's Mr. Football
McKinstry was a five-star recruit coming out of Pinson Valley High School. He was ranked as one of the top players in the state of Alabama and one of the best defensive backs in the nation.
After his senior season, he received the Alabama Mr. Football Award.
Two sport star
In addition to football, McKinstry also excelled in basketball. McKinstry enrolled early at Alabama and practiced with the Alabama basketball team, but did not appear in a game this season.