Reginald Gerard McGrew (born December 16, 1976) is an American former college and professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons during the late 1990s and early 2000s. McGrew played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, and the St. Louis Rams of the NFL.
Early years [ edit ]
McGrew was born in
Mayo, Florida. He attended Lafayette High School in Mayo, [1 ] and played high school football for the Lafayette Hornets. [2 ]
College career [ edit ]
McGrew accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the
University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators football team from 1996 to 1998 and then transferred to the University of Southern California The Gators coaching staff decided to [3 ] redshirt him in 1995, and he subsequently became a starter on the Gators defensive line and was a member of the 1996 Gators team that defeated the Florida State Seminoles 52–20 in the Sugar Bowl to win the Bowl Alliance national championship. He received first-team All- Southeastern Conference (SEC) honors following his junior season in 1998, and he decided to forgo his final season of NCAA eligibility and entered the [3 ] NFL Draft. After McGrew's NFL career was over, he returned to college to complete his bachelor's degree in sociology in 2010. He currently resides in Kirkland, WA.
Professional career [ edit ]
The San Francisco 49ers selected McGrew in first round (twenty-fourth pick overall) in the
1999 NFL Draft, and he played for the 49ers for three seasons from [4 ] 1999 to 2001. He appeared in no games as a rookie, but played in twenty-four NFL games over the following three seasons. [5 ] McGrew played his fourth NFL season for the Atlanta Falcons in [1 ] 2002 while spending two years at St. Louis before trying out with the Seattle Seahawks. During his final season, McGrew elected to retire after several knee injuries that sidelined his career. [5 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Reggie McGrew. Retrieved March 8, 2011.
^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Reggie McGrew. Retrieved March 8, 2011.
^ a b , University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 97, 99, 183 (2011). Retrieved August 30, 2011. 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide
^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1999 National Football League Draft. Retrieved March 18, 2011.
^ a b National Football League, Historical Players, Reggie McGrew. Retrieved March 18, 2011.
Bibliography [ edit ]
University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2007). ISBN 0-7948-2298-3. Golenbock, Peter,
Go Gators! An Oral History of Florida's Pursuit of Gridiron Glory, Legends Publishing, LLC, St. Petersburg, Florida (2002). ISBN 0-9650782-1-3. Hairston, Jack,
Tales from the Gator Swamp: A Collection of the Greatest Gator Stories Ever Told, Sports Publishing, LLC, Champaign, Illinois (2002). ISBN 1-58261-514-4. McCarthy, Kevin M.,
, Arcadia Publishing, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (2000). Fightin' Gators: A History of University of Florida Football ISBN 978-0-7385-0559-6. Nash, Noel, ed.,
The Gainesville Sun Presents The Greatest Moments in Florida Gators Football, Sports Publishing, Inc., Champaign, Illinois (1998). ISBN 1-57167-196-X.