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Gerald McCoy
Gerald McCoy
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Gerald McCoy

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Date of birth
Feb 25, 1988
College
Oklahoma
Height
6-4
Weight
300 Lbs

Bio

Gerald McCoy is a defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played for the University of Oklahoma and was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

EARLY YEARS

McCoy was born on February 25, 1988 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. At Southeast High School in Oklahoma City, McCoy had 20 sacks in both his junior and his senior years. As a senior in 2005, McCoy was named the National Defensive Player of the Year by USA Today.

He was named a five-star recruit by Rivals.com and the best defensive tackle prospect in the nation.

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

After recording 19 tackles and two sacks in 13 games as a freshman, McCoy was named the Big-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2007.

With 30 tackles and 6.5 sacks as a sophomore, McCoy was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. He decided to return for his junior seasons even though he was already considered one of the best prospects for the NFL. As a junior, he recorded six sacks and a career-high 15.5 tackles for loss. He was a consensus All-American.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

McCoy was drafted by the Buccaneers with the third-overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Sooners’ teammate Sam Bradford and Ndamukong Suh were the only players taken before him.

Despite missing the last three games of his rookie season with a torn bicep, MCoy finished with 27 tackles and three sacks.

In his fourth season in 2013, McCoy had his best season to date. He recorded 50 tackles and a career-high 9.5 sacks. He was named to his second Pro Bowl and was a First-team All-Pro. 

Statistics

Stats SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT YDS LONG TD FF FRC TD SAF
2013 Regular Season 40 10 50 9.0 19 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT FF FRC TD
12-28-2014 @ New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 20-23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-21-2014 @ Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 3-20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-14-2014 @ Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 19-17 0 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-7-2014 @ Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 34-17 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11-30-2014 @ Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 13-14 2 0 2 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0

News

Gerald McCoy: Agrees To 7-Year Extension

by Football News

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy agreed to a seven-year contract extension on Saturday, according to NFL.com. McCoy's new deal is worth up to $98 million with a base of $95.2 million and $51.5 million guaranteed... Read more

Buccaneers Hope Saints Come Marching In, Go Limping Out

Buccaneers Hope Saints Come Marching In, Go Limping Out

by Christopher Scali

Tomorrow afternoon, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play their home opener against the favored New Orleans Saints. After last week's meltdown against the New York Jets, one has to wonder whether or not the Buccaneers are in panic mode just yet... Read more