9  Antonio McCoy
Antonio McCoy

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Starkville, MS

High School:
Starkville HS

Weight:
185

Position:
Wide Receiver

Birthdate:
03/06/1986

Experience:
2L


Career Summary: Had career cut short by a serious knee injury in `06...Forced to miss `07 and `08 seasons, but continued to attend practices and workouts in support of teammates...Saw action in all 12 games in `05...Logged his first career reception on a 9-yd pass from Will Hudgens against Ole Miss...Had a season-high two pass receptions for 17 yds in win over USM...Received one of the True Tiger Awards at `06 Blue-Gray Game...Was an up-and-coming receiver who showed marked improvement with each game in `06...Opened season with first career TD off a 2-yd catch against Ole Miss...Scored for second time on the year off a 3-yd reception versus ECU...Entered starting lineup for first time against Tulsa, and had a 4-yd catch in the game...Totaled two KO returns of 20 yds and 16 yds versus USM before leaving game with career-ending injury...Dislocated knee on the 16-yd return that ended the 1st quarter.

2006: An up-and-coming receiver who showed marked improvement with each game...Opened the season with his first career touchdown against Ole Miss...Helped Memphis to get within three points of the Rebels with his two-yard touchdown grab from Martin Hankins late in the fourth quarter...Hauled in three receptions for 31 yards against Chattanooga...Caught an eight-yard pass for a first down in the first quarter against the Mocs to keep the Memphis drive going...The Tigers ultimately scored on that series...Reeled in a four-yard pass from Hankins in the second quarter...Registered a career-high 19-yard reception on 2nd-and-10 from the Chattanooga 32-yard line...Drive-extending play took Memphis to the red zone and resulted in a touchdown on the very next play...Continued his improvement with five catches for 34 yards and a score against East Carolina...Recorded a six-yard catch in the Tigers' first series against ECU...Converted another first down with an 18-yard grab in the first quarter that helped Memphis cross midfield...Also registered a four-yard catch and two three-yard receptions against the Pirates...Scored for the second time on the year off a three-yard toss from Hankins to give Memphis the 20-7 advantage with just over four minutes remaining in the first half...Had one catch for minus eight yards versus Tennessee...Fielded a kickoff against the Vols and rolled off a 31-yard return...Missed the UAB and Arkansas State games with a pulled quadricep...Entered the starting lineup for the first time against Tulsa...Registered a four-yard reception against the Golden Hurricane...Snapped his five-game receiving streak against Marshall...Had an eight-yard kickoff return against the Thundering Herd...Totaled two kickoff returns of 20 yards and 16 yards versus Southern Miss before leaving the game with an injury...Dislocated his knee on the 16-yard return that ended the first quarter...Had knee surgery on November 16, and was unable to participate in spring practice...Ended the season with 11 receptions for 63 yards and two touchdowns in seven games played.

2005: One of the Tigers' numerous young receivers who saw action in all 12 games in 2005...Was a starter against Southern Miss and Marshall...Caught his first career pass on a nine-yard pass from Will Hudgens against Ole Miss...Attempted a pass against Tulsa...Had one pass reception for seven yards in the win over UTEP, and threw a key downfield block on DeAngelo Williams' 74-yard touchdown run...Caught an eight-yard pass from Maurice Avery in the win over East Carolina...Also grabbed an eight-yard pass in the UAB contest on ESPN...Had a season-high two pass receptions for 17 yards in the win over Southern Miss...Tallied a season-long 10-yard catch against the Golden Eagles...Had the Tigers' only pass reception in the regular season finale against Marshall...Finished the year with eight catches for 45 yards.

2004: Redshirted the 2004 season with the extensive depth of the receiving corps.

Prep: Starting wide receiver at Starkville High for Coach Ronnie Cuevas...Teammate of fellow Tiger signee Heath Grant...Recorded a 98-yard kick return against Tupelo High...Had five touchdown receptions as a senior...Helped his squad to an 8-3 record in 2004...Rated by The Clarion Ledger as one of the Top 40 prospects in the state for 2003...Had two touchdown receptions against Horn Lake High in 2003...Finished the 2003 season with 29 catches for over 700 yards...Was a first team Mississippi Association of Coaches All-State selection in `03...Named the Region 1-5A Special Teams Player of the Year in 2003...Selected to the 2003 Region 1-5A Team...Was a Clarion-Ledger first team All-State selection in 2003...Was also a baseball letterman for Starkville High.

Personal: Antonio Ramon McCoy is the son of Nettie McCoy...Born March 6, 1986 in Starkville, Miss.

MCCOY'S CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Receptions/Game: 5 vs East Carolina (`06) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 34 vs East Carolina (`06) Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 1 vs Ole Miss & ECU (`06) Longest Pass Reception/Game: 19 vs Chattanooga (`06)

McCoy's Career Receiving Statistics
YRG/SNOYDSAVGTDSLG
200512/28455.6010
20067/111635.7219
Total19/3191085.7219
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