| Miguel McKay
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Lufkin, Texas (Lufkin)
An athletic and powerful five-year defensive tackle who played in seven games and started the first three contests of his career in 2002 ... shared the 2002 UT Most Improved Defensive Player ... 2002 UT co-Frank Medina Rehabilitation Award winner ... was one of the strongest players on the team ... saw action in 19 contests during his career ... recorded 19 tackles, four TFLs and seven pressures during his career ... posted 12 tackles, two TFLs, a sack and six QB pressures in 2002 ... moved from linebacker to tackle in spring 1999 ... struggled with injuries while working as a reserve tackle in 1999 ... worked at middle linebacker during his redshirt freshman year.
Saw action in seven games and started three contests ... shared UT's Most Improved Defensive Player and Frank Medina Rehabilitation awards ... posted 12 tackles (six solo), two TFLs, a sack and six QB pressures ... helped a UT defense that led the Big 12 and ranked eighth in the NCAA in pass defense (165.2 ypg.), third in the league and eighth in the country in scoring defense (16.3 ppg.), second in the Big 12 and 16th nationally in total defense (307.7 ypg.) and second in the conference and seventh in the nation in pass efficiency defense (96.1 rtg.) ... had a career-high five tackles, including one for loss, and a QB pressure at North Carolina ... racked up three stops and two QB pressures against Houston ... tallied a pair of stops and a sack in UT's season-opening shutout of North Texas (first career start).
Played in four games as a reserve defensive tackle ... posted one tackle for loss against Kansas.
Saw action in eight games and registered six tackles (two solo), one TFL and a QB pressure ... recorded a pair of stops against UL-Lafayette and No. 10 Oklahoma.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (1999)
Spent the year working at defensive tackle while battling injuries ... did not see game action ... redshirted in 1998.
Coached by John Outlaw at Lufkin High ... lettered three times at rush end and inside linebacker ... tabbed first-team All-East Texas in 1997 ... was second on the team with 75 tackles and earned first-team all-district honors at linebacker as a senior ... also had seven tackles for loss, two interceptions and three fumble recoveries for a squad that was 7-3 that year ... helped Lufkin to a 6-3 record with 36 stops, six TFLs, one interception and one fumble recovery as a junior ... became a starter as a sophomore in 1995 and posted 24 tackles ... a state qualifier in powerlifting ... also ran the 400 meters in track.
Born 2/28/79 in Montego Bay, Jamaica ... full name is Miguel St. Orbin McKay ... a native of Jamaica who played soccer and cricket before taking up football when he moved to the United States in fifth grade ... moved to Lufkin in 1990 ... majored in youth and community studies ... earned a spot on the Athletics Director's Honor Roll in fall 1998 ... received a UT Provost Award for posting a perfect 4.0 that semester ... was active in UT's community service efforts ... was a regular visitor with the team at the Austin Children's Hospital.
Year G/GS TT (Solo) Sacks TFL QBP INT PBU FC FR High
2002 7/3 12 (6) 1 (-5) 2 (-6) 6 0 0 0 0 5/UNC
2001 4/0 1 (1) 0 (0) 1 (-1) 0 0 0 0 0 1/KU
2000 8/0 6 (2) 0 (0) 1 (-1) 1 0 0 0 0 2/2x
1999 Did not play
Career 19/3 19 (9) 1 (-5) 4 (-8) 7 0 0 0 0 5/UNC