Selected by Miami Dolphins in third round (212th overall) of 2010 NFL Draft…Waived by Dolphins, Sept. 4, 2010…Re-signed by Dolphins to practice squad, Sept. 6, 2010…Released from Dolphins practice squad, Sept. 8, 2010…Signed by Seattle Seahawks to practice squad, Oct. 20, 2010…Released from Seahawks practice squad, Oct. 26, 2010…Signed by Dolphins to practice squad, Nov. 3, 2010…Released from Dolphins practice squad, Nov. 10, 2010…Signed by Houston Texans to practice squad, Nov. 23, 2010…Signed by Pittsburgh Steelers as a reserve/future free agent, Feb. 10, 2011…Waived by Steelers, Sept. 2, 2011…Signed by Philadelphia Eagles as a reserve/future free agent, Feb. 6, 2013…Waived by Eagles, Aug. 31, 2013…Claimed via waivers by Jacksonville Jaguars, Sept. 1, 2013…Waived by Jaguars, Sept. 14, 2013…Re-signed by Jaguars to practice squad, Sept. 17, 2013…Released from practice squad, Oct. 1, 2013…Signed by Oakland Raiders to practice squad, Nov. 13, 2013…Signed by Raiders as a reserve/future free agent, Dec. 30, 2013.
CAREER: Signed to the Raiders’ practice squad in November 2013…Was with the Eagles for the 2013 offseason program and training camp before being claimed off waivers by the Jaguars…After being waived by the Steelers in September 2011, joined the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL…Spent most of two seasons (2011 and 2012) with Calgary, totaling 29 tackles and five sacks…Spent the 2011 offseason program and training camp with the Steelers before being waived at the end of camp…Was with the Dolphins in their 2010 training camp before being waived…Spent time on the practice squads of the Dolphins, Seahawks and Texans in 2010.
COLLEGE: Played four years at Middle Tennessee State, appearing in 45 career games with 15 starts…Recorded 107 tackles (72 solo) with 11 sacks…Started all 12 games as a senior in 2009, earning Sun Belt Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors…Recorded 59 tackles, a conference-high 20 tackles for loss, seven sacks, two fumble recoveries and a blocked kick…Played in all 12 games as a junior, posting 25 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks and two fumble recoveries…Played in 10 games with three starts as a sophomore, totaling 17 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed…Appeared in 11 games as a redshirt freshman, tallying six tackles, one sack and one forced fumble…Redshirted in 2005…Majored in liberal studies.
PERSONAL: Lettered in football and basketball at Villa Rica (Ga.) High School…Didn’t play football until his junior year…Posted 120 tackles and 11 sacks as a senior…Was the starting center on the basketball team, where he averaged double figures two years in a row…Also lettered in track...Has a daughter, Avianna McCoy.
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