Born in Denver, Colorado where he grew up a fan of the Broncos, K.C. and his family moved to Midland, Texas when he was 8 years old. As a captain for the storied Robert E. Lee Rebels, he was named the team MVP his Senior season and a 1991 Texas All-State selection at center.
After high school, K.C. chose to accept a full athletic scholarship to the University of Miami. Once there, he became the youngest center in U.M. history, starting all 12 games at age 19. As a Sophomore, he was voted a unanimous First Team All-Big East selection. In 1995, K.C. was voted All-Big East again, despite missing six games due to a knee injury. As a Senior in 1996, he was widely considered the nation’s top center, and the post season awards took notice. He was named First Team All-American by the Associated Press, and selected to his third straight All-Big East honor. He was also a semifinalist for both the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Trophy.
After college, K.C. was signed to a free agent contract by his hometown Denver Broncos and spent five seasons with the team, including the Broncos Super Bowl XXXII and XXXIII World Championship teams.
Most recently in 2008, K.C. was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.