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.