Gerald McCoy Biography
Gerald McCoy is an American football defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He played college football at Oklahoma, where he earned consensus All-American honors and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers third overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. McCoy has been selected to the Pro Bowl six times and is also a three-time First-Team All-Pro.
Gerald McCoy Age
Gerald McCoy Was born on February 25, 1988, in Oklahoma City.
Gerald McCoy Wife
Gerald McCoy is married to Ebony McCoy and the couple has five children: two sons, Marcellus Crutchfield and Mars McCoy, a daughter, Nevaeh McCoy, and boy/girl twins, Gerald Keith III, and Germany.
Gerald McCoy Education
He attended Southeast High School in Oklahoma City, where he played for the Southeast Spartans high school football team and competed in track and he played for head coach Bob Stoops’s Oklahoma Sooners football team from 2006 to 2009. After notching 83 tackles, including 23 tackles for loss and 20 sacks, he was named All-area, all-state, and all-metro as a junior in 2004.
As a senior, he logged 82 tackles, 20 sacks and recovered nine fumbles. McCoy received numerous awards including 2005 National Defensive Player of the Year by USA Today. Following his senior season, McCoy played in the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. In track & field, McCoy was one of the states top performers in the shot put (top-throw of 16.90 meters).
Regarded as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, McCoy was ranked as the No. 1 defensive tackle prospect in his class. At No. 4 in the overall ranking, he was the highest-ranked defensive tackle since Haloti Ngata (No. 2) in 2002. Recruited by virtually every school in the country, McCoy took official visits to Notre Dame, Southern California, Virginia Tech, Louisiana State, and Miami (FL), before committing to his home-state Sooners on National Signing Day.
Gerald McCoy Career
His first career interception came in the BCS title game against Florida. After the season, he was named Sporting News First Team All-American, AP Second Team All- American and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.
Despite having been considered one of the top prospects for the 2009 NFL Draft, McCoy chose to return to Oklahoma for his junior season.Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 2 defensive tackle in college football in 2009. McCoy finished the season playing in 15 games making 35 tackles (15.5 for losses) six sacks, two passes broken up, one forced a fumble, and one fumble recovery. He was voted First-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation. McCoy also became the 37th Sooner player to earn All-America honors in more than one season.
He was named to All-America teams by The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated after the 2008 season.On November 10, McCoy was named one of four finalists for the 2009 Lombardi Award.McCoy was the only non-senior on a list that also included Terrence Cody, Jerry Hughes, and Ndamukong Suh.
At the University of Oklahoma, McCoy was a two-time team captain that started all 40 games during his career (2007– 09), playing the three-technique right defensive tackle position. He also recorded two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, one interception, and four passes defended.
Gerald McCoy contract
On June 3, 2019, McCoy signed with the Carolina Panthers.
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