Named second-team all-Mountain West Conference as a sophomore despite leading the Mountain West Conference in tackles per game (10.4) ... Is a fast, high-energy player that is a candidate for conference and national honors ... Also led the Mountain West with 75 solo tackles ... Rated by Collegefootballnews.com as the 22nd best player in the Mountain West, regardless of position, following his sophomore season.
2003: Had a breakout sophomore season in which he led the Aztecs in total tackles (125) and tackles per game (10.4) ... His 13 tackles for loss ranked second on the SDSU campus and seventh in the Mountain West Conference ... Was 10th in the conference in fumbles forced and second on the team ... Reached double figures in tackles in six games last season ... Had a career-best 16 tackles against league foes Colorado State and Air Force ... In seven games he had tackles behind the line of scrimmage ... Had quarterback sacks in five games (including half sacks) and his four sacks on the season were second on the squad and tops among returning players ... Forced three fumbles on the season, including two in the 7-0 defensive victory at UNLV ... Recovered a fumble at Utah and returned it 25 yards ... Had at least seven tackles in every game ... Had 15 stops against conference champ Utah, 12 vs. Air Force and 10 against Brigham Young ... Had pass break-ups against UCLA and Air Force.
2002: Got his first career start against UCLA and remained in the lineup for most of the season (eight games) as a redshirt freshman ... Had a season-best nine tackles against Colorado and another eight in the road win at Wyoming ... Recovered fumbles against Idaho and Colorado State ... Finished eighth on the team with 55 tackles ... Was credited with four tackles for losses and a quarterback sack ... Topped all freshman linebackers in the Mountain West with his tackle total and was one of five Aztec linebackers ranked among the top 20 tacklers in the league at that position.
2001: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Attended Tustin High School in Orange County ... Helped lead Tustin to an 11-2 mark and a berth in the CIF semifinals as a senior ... Set a school record as both a junior and a senior in quarterback sacks with 18.5 and 23, respectively ... Also played running back and averaged over seven yards per carry ... Finished his senior season with 71 tackles ... Blocked six kicks during the course of his career ... Scored three defensive touchdowns as a senior ... Was one of four players from Tustin to sign with a Division I-A program ... Two-time Golden West defensive player of the year and a two-time all-CIF selection ... Voted county defensive player of the year by the Orange County Register.
Personal: Born Oct. 14, 1982, in Orange ... Son of Mark and Tammy McCoy ... Major is criminal justice.
McCoy's Career Defensive Stats