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Mekale McKay
Mekale  McKay

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Moore

Last College:
Arkansas

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 195

Position:
WR

Experience:
2L


12/23/2014

Football Announces Postseason Awards

11/29/2014

Cincinnati Wins Defensive Battle for Sixth Straight Victory

Cincinnati Wins Defensive Battle for Sixth Straight Victory

11/29/2014

Postgame Notes: Cincinnati 14, Temple 6

Postgame Notes: Cincinnati 14, Temple 6

11/29/2014

Postgame Quotes: Cincinnati 14, Temple 6

Postgame Quotes: Cincinnati 14, Temple 6

11/14/2014

Postgame Notes: Cincinnati 54, East Carolina 46

Postgame Notes: Cincinnati 54, East Carolina 46

11/13/2014

Cincinnati vs. ECU

Cincinnati defeats ECU 54-46 Thursday, November 14, 2014 inside Paul Brown Stadium.

11/13/2014

Football vs. East Carolina

NCAA Football: East Carolina at Cincinnati (USATSI)

10/18/2014

Cincinnati vs. SMU

The Bearcats take on SMU

10/11/2014

Cincinnati at Miami

Cincinnati at Miami

09/20/2014

Cincinnati vs. Miami (OH)

Cincinnati vs. Miami (OH)

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2014: Big-play receiver has eight TDs on the season and a 16.4 yards per catch average ... set career highs in the season opener with nine receptions for 175 yards and a TD ... had the first of his two TD games against Miami (Ohio), catching three balls for 40 yards and two scores ... had a career-long 80 yard TD reception on the first play of the game against Memphis ... three-yard TD reception at Miami (Fla.) was the shortest of his career ... tied a season-best with nine receptions for 172 yards and two TDs against East Carolina ... finished with six catches for 39 yards at Temple ... totaled three catches for 47 yards against Houston.

2013: Made two catches for 17 yards in road loss to Illinois (09/07)…had a 40-yard touchdown reception in the win over Northwestern State (09/14)…caught two passes for 37 yards with each being a touchdown grab in a conference loss at USF (10/05)…grabbed two catches for 93 yards, including a 56-yard reception, in the Homecoming victory over UConn (10/19)…had one catch for 22 yards versus Memphis (10/30)…made two catches for 69 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown, against SMU (11/09)…had three touchdown catches for 124 yards, including a career long 66-yard grab, in the rout of Rutgers (11/16)…made one catch for 57 yards in the loss to Louisville (12/05).

2012 (Arkansas): McKay played in all 12 games and made 10 starts, collecting 21 catches for 317 yards and two touchdowns. His receiving yards were second on the team, and he tied for fourth on the team in catches and touchdown receptions. He tied for third among freshmen in the SEC with eight catches of 15 or more yards, and tied for fourth among the conference's freshmen with three receptions of at least 25 yards. His touchdowns total ranked fourth among freshmen in the SEC, and his receiving yards were fifth among freshmen in the conference. He caught one eight-yard pass in his collegiate debut, a 49-24 win vs. Jacksonville State. He caught two passes for a season-high 74 yards, including a season-long 61 yarder, and one touchdown vs. ULM. He made one catch for seven yards vs. No. 1 Alabama and one 32-yard catch the next week vs. Rutgers. He caught two passes for 14 yards at Texas A&M. He made three receptions for 36 yards in the 24-7 win at Auburn and caught three passes for 22 yards in the next week's 49-7 victory vs. Kentucky. He hauled in three receptions for 49 yards at No. 12 South Carolina and three passes for 30 yards at Mississippi State. He caught two passes for 45 yards and one touchdown in the season finale vs. No. 8 LSU.

HIGH SCHOOL: McKay was a two-sport standout at Moore High School, excelling on the gridiron and for the basketball team. He was ranked as the No. 2 overall prospect in Kentucky and as the No. 48 wide receiver in the country by 247Sports.com, and ESPN tabbed him as the second-team all-state forward in basketball prior to his senior season. As a senior, he was a first-team all-district selection and earned honorable-mention all-state accolades after catching 38 passes for 894 yards and 13 touchdowns. In his junior season, he was named first-team all-district as he helped lead the Mustangs to the second round of the state playoffs by recording their first playoff win since 2001. He also was an all-region performer in his junior season. He was coached at Moore by Robert Johnson. McKay chose Arkansas over Ole Miss after also receiving interest from Tennessee, Kentucky and Louisville for football and many others for basketball.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 4, 1993, he is the grandson of Lillian Johnson.