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Gerald McCoy
DT #93
Height:
6-4
Weight:
300
Age:
26
College:
Oklahoma
Hometown:
Oklahoma City, OK
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
30
SCK
7.5
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 149 114 35 26.0 0 12 0 0 -- 0 0 4 2
2014 TB 10 10 30 24 6 7.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2013 TB 16 16 50 35 15 9.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2012 TB 16 16 30 23 7 5.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2011 TB 6 6 11 10 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 TB 13 13 28 22 6 3.0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CAR L 14-20 8 8 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 STL L 17-19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @ATL L 14-56 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @PIT W 27-24 2 1 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @NO L 31-37 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 BAL L 17-48 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 MIN L 13-19 2 1 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @CLE L 17-22 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 ATL L 17-27 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @WAS W 27-7 5 3 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @CHI L 13-21 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Selected by Tampa Bay in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Selected to Pro Bowl following 2012 and 2013 seasons.
  • Named first-team Associated Press All-Pro following 2013 season.
  • Served as a Buccaneers defensive captain in 2012 and 2013.
  • His career-high 9.5 sacks in 2013 were the fourth-most in the NFL by a defensive tackles and the fifth-most ever by a Buccaneers defensive tackle.
  • In 2013, he was Pro Football Focus’ highest-rated defensive tackle and recorded the second-highest grade they have ever given (2008-present). According to the website, McCoy’s 79.5 combined sacks, quarterback hits and pressures led the NFL.
  • His 15 tackles for loss in 2013, ranked seventh in the NFL and first among defensive tackles.
  • Posted career-high three sacks vs. Atlanta (11/17/13), which tied for the most sacks in a single game by a Buccaneers defensive tackle.
  • In 2012, anchored NFL’s No. 1-ranked rushing defense, which allowed a franchise-record 82.5 yards per game. Also ranked second on team with five sacks and added 30 tackles, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
  • Became just the fifth defensive rookie to start for the Buccaneers on opening day since 1995 when he started vs. Cleveland (9/12/10).
  • In 2010, ranked tied for third on the team with 3.0 sacks, tied for fourth on the team with 6.0 tackles for loss and ranked second with 17 quarterback pressures during his rookie season, despite missing the final three games.
  • Registered first career sack at San Francisco (11/21/10).
  • Posted first career multi-sack game at Baltimore (11/28/10).
  • Matched then-career high with 2.0 sacks at Dallas (9/23/12). Also recorded four tackles, including two for loss, and a forced fumble.
  • Recovered first fumble of career vs. Atlanta (11/25/12).

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Named first-team Associated Press All-Pro and a Pro Bowler following season.
  • His career-high 9.5 sacks led team, were fourh-most among NFL defensive tackles and the fifth-most ever by a Buccaneers defensive tackle (most since Warren Sapp in 2000).
  • In addition to his 9.5 sacks, contributed career-high 50 tackles, career-high four passes defensed and a fumble recovery. Was the only NFL defensvie tackles to reach those numbers.
  • Started season opener at New York Jets (9/8). Anchored run defense that held Jets runnnig backs to 44 yards on 22 carries (2.0 avg.).
  • Recorded two tackles, including one for loss, and a sack vs. New Orleans (9/15).
  • Notched three tackles at New England (9/22).
  • Registered a sack, a tackle for loss, a pass defensed, and a fumble recovery vs. Arizona (9/29).
  • Recorded three tackles vs. Phialdelphia (10/13).
  • Notched two tackles, including one for loss, at Atlanta (10/20). Anchored a rush defense that allowed just 18 yards on 18 attempts (1.0 avg.).
  • Posted one tackle vs. Carolina (10/24).
  • Had season-high six tackles at Seattle (11/3).
  • Posted five tackles, including three for loss, one sack and three quarterback hits vs. Miami (11/11). Anchored run defense that allowed a franchise-record two rushing yards.
  • Recorded career-high three sacks vs. Atlanta (11/13), which matched Warren Sapp and Brad Culpepper for the most ever in a single game by a Buccaneers defensive tackle. Also recorded five tackles and a pass defensed.
  • Registered three tackles, including two for loss, at Detroit (11/24/13).
  • Collected six tackles, one sack, three quarterback hits and one pass defensed vs. Buffalo (12/8).
  • Posted three tackles, including two for loss, and a sack vs. San Francisco (12/15).
  • Notched his ninth sack of the year in addition to six tackles at St. Louis (12/22).
  • Recorded two tackls, a half-sack and one pass defensed at New Orleans (12/29).

 

COLLEGE

  • The highest-drafted interior lineman by the Buccaneers since Warren Sapp was selected 12th overall in 1995.
  • Third player from University of Oklahoma to be selected by the Buccaneers in the first round joining DE Lee Roy Selmon (1st overall in 1976) and G Davin Joseph (23rd overall in 2006).
  • Was the second of three Oklahoma Sooners drafted in the first four picks of 2010 NFL Draft marking the first time in NFL history that one college has had three players selected among the first four picks.
  • Two-time team captain that started all 40 games during his Oklahoma career (2007-09), playing the three-technique right defensive tackle position.
  • His 40 consecutive starts led the team and is a school record for defensive linemen.
  • Finished career with 83 tackles, including 14.5 sacks, 33 tackles for loss and 21 quarterback pressures.
  • Also recorded two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, one interception and had four passes defensed.
  • Led Oklahoma with 12 quarterback pressures, and was second on the team with 15.5 tackles for loss as a senior.
  • Earned All-American first-team honors from Walter Camp, Football Writers Association and Sporting News. Lombardi Trophy Finalist and consensus All-Big 12 first-team.
  • Honorable mention Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year by the coaches.
  • Earned Sporting News first-team All-American and AP second-team All-American honors.
  • Consensus All-Big 12 first-team and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year by the Dallas Morning News.
  • First career interception came in the BCS title game against Florida in 2008.
  • Named Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year while also earning freshman All-American honors by Rivals, The Sporting News and CollegeFootballNews.com.
  • Majored in human relations.

 

PERSONAL

  • Son of Gerald and the late Patricia McCoy.
  • Married to Ebony McCoy, the couple have four children: son Marcellus Crutchfield, daughter Nevaeh McCoy and twins Gerald and Germany McCoy.
  • Born Gerald McCoy on February 25, 1988, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Was presented with the 2012 Pop Warner Little Scholars “Inspiration to Youth” Award at Pop Warner’s annual All-American Scholastic Banquet in Orlando, Florida in May 2012.
  • Spokesperson for the Glazer Family Foundation’s Vision Program, promoting the importance of healthy eyesight and wearing glasses for Title I students throughout Tampa Bay.
  • Sponsors the “Gerald’s Little Giants” Front Row Fans section to provide a special gameday experience at Raymond James Stadium for local charities.
  • In March 2014, served as a marquee participant in the Buccaneers’ Uniform Showcase at Raymond James Stadium as part of the team’s new uniform reveal to the public.
  • Along with his wife, surprised 10 single-mother families with toys, gift cards, and meals for the holidays in December 2013.
  • Following home games in 2012 and 2013, shared inspirational words about his faith to thousands of fans as part of the team’s “Faith and Football” celebration events at Raymond James Stadium.
  • Along with the defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Does Christmas” events in December 2012 and 2013.
  • Helped present a $100,000 grant in September 2012 to build Tampa Bay Buccaneers Field in Clearwater’s North Greenwood community, where McCoy and teammates also led local youths through football drills.
  • Supported the Buccaneers “Wall of Hope” celebration in September 2012 by hosting pediatric cancer patients at One Buccaneer Place for a ceremonial event to raise awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
  • In June 2012, visited the Carrollwood Cardinals youth football program to lead children through football drills and help present thousands of dollars in new sporting equipment that vandals had stolen from the league.
  • An avid comic book fan and movie buff, sponsored a special screening of Marvel’s The Avengers for Buccaneers fans in May 2012.
  • Served as a celebrity escort to young women fighting cancer in the Fashion Funds the Cure fashion show to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation in February 2012.
  • Helped surprise 30 families with tickets, gift cards, a shopping spree and more for the fifth annual Day of Giving event in December 2011.
  • Signed autographs and greeted fans at the Buccaneers’ Official Season Kickoff Party in September 2010 and 2011.
  • Along with teammates and general manager Mark Dominik, greeted soldiers recovering from injury and illness at James A. Haley VA Hospital in November 2010 and 2011 in honor of Veterans Day.
  • Greeted hospital patients and sang Christmas carols to retirement home residents in December 2010.
  • As part of the Buccaneers Rookie Club in 2010, visited Metropolitan Ministries to prepare food and spend time with kids in the Ministries’ after school program; participated in arts and crafts, a costume contest and haunted houses with underprivileged youths at the Buccaneers’ Halloween Celebration; and hosted a bowling outing for foster children and accompanied the Boys & Girls Club of Orlando to a theme park.

 

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Selected by Tampa Bay in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Selected to Pro Bowl following 2012 and 2013 seasons.
  • Named first-team Associated Press All-Pro following 2013 season.
  • Served as a Buccaneers defensive captain in 2012 and 2013.
  • His career-high 9.5 sacks in 2013 were the fourth-most in the NFL by a defensive tackles and the fifth-most ever by a Buccaneers defensive tackle.
  • In 2013, he was Pro Football Focus’ highest-rated defensive tackle and recorded the second-highest grade they have ever given (2008-present). According to the website, McCoy’s 79.5 combined sacks, quarterback hits and pressures led the NFL.
  • His 15 tackles for loss in 2013, ranked seventh in the NFL and first among defensive tackles.
  • Posted career-high three sacks vs. Atlanta (11/17/13), which tied for the most sacks in a single game by a Buccaneers defensive tackle.
  • In 2012, anchored NFL’s No. 1-ranked rushing defense, which allowed a franchise-record 82.5 yards per game. Also ranked second on team with five sacks and added 30 tackles, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
  • Became just the fifth defensive rookie to start for the Buccaneers on opening day since 1995 when he started vs. Cleveland (9/12/10).
  • In 2010, ranked tied for third on the team with 3.0 sacks, tied for fourth on the team with 6.0 tackles for loss and ranked second with 17 quarterback pressures during his rookie season, despite missing the final three games.
  • Registered first career sack at San Francisco (11/21/10).
  • Posted first career multi-sack game at Baltimore (11/28/10).
  • Matched then-career high with 2.0 sacks at Dallas (9/23/12). Also recorded four tackles, including two for loss, and a forced fumble.
  • Recovered first fumble of career vs. Atlanta (11/25/12).

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Named first-team Associated Press All-Pro and a Pro Bowler following season.
  • His career-high 9.5 sacks led team, were fourh-most among NFL defensive tackles and the fifth-most ever by a Buccaneers defensive tackle (most since Warren Sapp in 2000).
  • In addition to his 9.5 sacks, contributed career-high 50 tackles, career-high four passes defensed and a fumble recovery. Was the only NFL defensvie tackles to reach those numbers.
  • Started season opener at New York Jets (9/8). Anchored run defense that held Jets runnnig backs to 44 yards on 22 carries (2.0 avg.).
  • Recorded two tackles, including one for loss, and a sack vs. New Orleans (9/15).
  • Notched three tackles at New England (9/22).
  • Registered a sack, a tackle for loss, a pass defensed, and a fumble recovery vs. Arizona (9/29).
  • Recorded three tackles vs. Phialdelphia (10/13).
  • Notched two tackles, including one for loss, at Atlanta (10/20). Anchored a rush defense that allowed just 18 yards on 18 attempts (1.0 avg.).
  • Posted one tackle vs. Carolina (10/24).
  • Had season-high six tackles at Seattle (11/3).
  • Posted five tackles, including three for loss, one sack and three quarterback hits vs. Miami (11/11). Anchored run defense that allowed a franchise-record two rushing yards.
  • Recorded career-high three sacks vs. Atlanta (11/13), which matched Warren Sapp and Brad Culpepper for the most ever in a single game by a Buccaneers defensive tackle. Also recorded five tackles and a pass defensed.
  • Registered three tackles, including two for loss, at Detroit (11/24/13).
  • Collected six tackles, one sack, three quarterback hits and one pass defensed vs. Buffalo (12/8).
  • Posted three tackles, including two for loss, and a sack vs. San Francisco (12/15).
  • Notched his ninth sack of the year in addition to six tackles at St. Louis (12/22).
  • Recorded two tackls, a half-sack and one pass defensed at New Orleans (12/29).

 

COLLEGE

  • The highest-drafted interior lineman by the Buccaneers since Warren Sapp was selected 12th overall in 1995.
  • Third player from University of Oklahoma to be selected by the Buccaneers in the first round joining DE Lee Roy Selmon (1st overall in 1976) and G Davin Joseph (23rd overall in 2006).
  • Was the second of three Oklahoma Sooners drafted in the first four picks of 2010 NFL Draft marking the first time in NFL history that one college has had three players selected among the first four picks.
  • Two-time team captain that started all 40 games during his Oklahoma career (2007-09), playing the three-technique right defensive tackle position.
  • His 40 consecutive starts led the team and is a school record for defensive linemen.
  • Finished career with 83 tackles, including 14.5 sacks, 33 tackles for loss and 21 quarterback pressures.
  • Also recorded two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, one interception and had four passes defensed.
  • Led Oklahoma with 12 quarterback pressures, and was second on the team with 15.5 tackles for loss as a senior.
  • Earned All-American first-team honors from Walter Camp, Football Writers Association and Sporting News. Lombardi Trophy Finalist and consensus All-Big 12 first-team.
  • Honorable mention Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year by the coaches.
  • Earned Sporting News first-team All-American and AP second-team All-American honors.
  • Consensus All-Big 12 first-team and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year by the Dallas Morning News.
  • First career interception came in the BCS title game against Florida in 2008.
  • Named Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year while also earning freshman All-American honors by Rivals, The Sporting News and CollegeFootballNews.com.
  • Majored in human relations.

 

PERSONAL

  • Son of Gerald and the late Patricia McCoy.
  • Married to Ebony McCoy, the couple have four children: son Marcellus Crutchfield, daughter Nevaeh McCoy and twins Gerald and Germany McCoy.
  • Born Gerald McCoy on February 25, 1988, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Was presented with the 2012 Pop Warner Little Scholars “Inspiration to Youth” Award at Pop Warner’s annual All-American Scholastic Banquet in Orlando, Florida in May 2012.
  • Spokesperson for the Glazer Family Foundation’s Vision Program, promoting the importance of healthy eyesight and wearing glasses for Title I students throughout Tampa Bay.
  • Sponsors the “Gerald’s Little Giants” Front Row Fans section to provide a special gameday experience at Raymond James Stadium for local charities.
  • In March 2014, served as a marquee participant in the Buccaneers’ Uniform Showcase at Raymond James Stadium as part of the team’s new uniform reveal to the public.
  • Along with his wife, surprised 10 single-mother families with toys, gift cards, and meals for the holidays in December 2013.
  • Following home games in 2012 and 2013, shared inspirational words about his faith to thousands of fans as part of the team’s “Faith and Football” celebration events at Raymond James Stadium.
  • Along with the defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Does Christmas” events in December 2012 and 2013.
  • Helped present a $100,000 grant in September 2012 to build Tampa Bay Buccaneers Field in Clearwater’s North Greenwood community, where McCoy and teammates also led local youths through football drills.
  • Supported the Buccaneers “Wall of Hope” celebration in September 2012 by hosting pediatric cancer patients at One Buccaneer Place for a ceremonial event to raise awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
  • In June 2012, visited the Carrollwood Cardinals youth football program to lead children through football drills and help present thousands of dollars in new sporting equipment that vandals had stolen from the league.
  • An avid comic book fan and movie buff, sponsored a special screening of Marvel’s The Avengers for Buccaneers fans in May 2012.
  • Served as a celebrity escort to young women fighting cancer in the Fashion Funds the Cure fashion show to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation in February 2012.
  • Helped surprise 30 families with tickets, gift cards, a shopping spree and more for the fifth annual Day of Giving event in December 2011.
  • Signed autographs and greeted fans at the Buccaneers’ Official Season Kickoff Party in September 2010 and 2011.
  • Along with teammates and general manager Mark Dominik, greeted soldiers recovering from injury and illness at James A. Haley VA Hospital in November 2010 and 2011 in honor of Veterans Day.
  • Greeted hospital patients and sang Christmas carols to retirement home residents in December 2010.
  • As part of the Buccaneers Rookie Club in 2010, visited Metropolitan Ministries to prepare food and spend time with kids in the Ministries’ after school program; participated in arts and crafts, a costume contest and haunted houses with underprivileged youths at the Buccaneers’ Halloween Celebration; and hosted a bowling outing for foster children and accompanied the Boys & Girls Club of Orlando to a theme park.