Tony McCoy (American football)

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Tony McCoy
No. 94, 61
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-06-10) June 10, 1969 (age 46)
Place of birth: Orlando, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 289 lb (131 kg)
Career information
High school: Orlando (FL) Evans
College: Florida
NFL draft: 1992 / Round: 4 / Pick: 105
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 114
Games started: 79
Tackles: 327
Quarterback sacks: 23
Forced fumbles: 3
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Anthony Bernard McCoy (born June 10, 1969) is an American former college and professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons during the 1990s and early 2000s. McCoy played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Indianapolis Colts and the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL.

Early years[edit]

McCoy was born in Orlando, Florida in 1969.[1] He attended Maynard Evans High School in Orlando,[2] and played high school football for the Evans Trojans.

College career[edit]

McCoy accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Galen Hall and coach Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators football teams from 1988 to 1991.[3] As a senior in 1991, McCoy was a key member of the Florida defense as the Gators won their first-ever official Southeastern Conference (SEC) football championship; he was recognized as a first-team All-SEC selection and an honorable mention All-American, and was selected by his fellow Gators as the team's most valuable player.[3] He finished his college career with seventeen quarterback sacks.[3]

McCoy returned to Gainesville after his NFL career was over and completed his bachelor's degree in sociology in 2001.

Professional career[edit]

The Indianapolis Colts chose McCoy in the fourth round (105th pick overall) in the 1992 NFL Draft,[4] and he played for the Colts for eight seasons from 1992 to 1999.[5] He played his final NFL season for the Arizona Cardinals in 2000.[5] In his nine-year NFL career, McCoy started seventy-nine of 114 games in which he played, and finished his professional career with twenty-three quarterback sacks and three recovered fumbles.[1]

Life after football[edit]

McCoy received his minister's license through the United Christian Church and Ministerial Association in 1996. He currently serves as the senior pastor of Hope International Church, a non-denominational Christian church located in Groveland, Florida.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Tony McCoy. Retrieved August 4, 2010.
  2. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Tony McCoy. Retrieved August 4, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 88, 97, 103, 183 (2011). Retrieved August 30, 2011.
  4. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1993 National Football League Draft. Retrieved August 4, 2010.
  5. ^ a b National Football League, Historical Players, Tony McCoy. Retrieved August 4, 2010.
  6. ^ Hope International Church, About Pastor Tony. Retrieved August 4, 2010.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Carlson, Norm, 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., Fightin' Gators: A History of University of Florida Football, Arcadia Publishing, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (2000). 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.