Tony McGee began his career at the University of Wyoming. In 1969, the team was off to a 4-0 start, ranked #10 in the nation and appeared headed for a fourth straight WAC Conference title. But on October 17, 1969, the day before the game against the BYU Cougars, Tony and 13 other African American players went to coach Lloyd Eaton's office to discuss how they might participate in a protest called by the UW Black Students Alliance of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tenet which prohibited black men from becoming priests. As soon as Eaton saw them wearing black arm bands he took them into the Memorial Fieldhouse bleachers and immediately informed them they were all off the team because they violated the coach's rule against participating in demonstrations. The rule, obviously unconstitutional, was withdrawn the next week, but the players were not reinstated. After this, Wyoming was not the same. Although the suddenly all-white Cowboys defeated BYU and San Jose State in their last two home games, they lost their last four on the road. In 1970 the Cowboys went 1-9 and Eaton "retired" from coaching. The Cowboys posted only one winning season in the 1970s. Tony then went on to finish his college career out at Bishop College in Dallas, Texas. He was supposed to be a first round pick in the 1971 NFL Draft, however, he fell to the third round because word passed around that he was a trouble maker due to his dismissal from Wyoming and his involvement in the Black 14.