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5 Things to Know About Jeremy McNichols

Posted Apr 29, 2017

A few interesting facts about the Buccaneers' fifth-round draft pick.

1. He was one of the top rushers in college football in 2016.
During his final collegiate season, McNichols rushed for 1,709 yards, the sixth-most of any running back in the nation. He scored 23 touchdowns during that season, which were more than any of the five running backs who finished ahead of him. McNichols averaged 5.4 yards per carry with a long of 80 yards.

2. He’s a productive receiver.
In addition to his 23 rushing touchdowns, McNichols found the end zone four more times catching passes out of the backfield. His 27 combined touchdowns were second in the nation. In three seasons, McNicols caught 101 passes for 1,089 yards and 11 touchdowns.  

3. He played in Snoop Dogg’s youth football league.
McNichols is from Long Beach, California, home of Washington wide receiver John Ross, who was selected in the first round of this year’s draft. Both McNichols and Ross played in Snoop Dogg’s youth football league in Long Beach and McNichols says he maintains a relationship with both Ross and Snoop Dogg to this day.

4. He’s been mentored by an NFL Pro Bowler.
McNichols spent time playing with Miami’s Jay Ajayi at Boise State and credits the 2016 Pro Bowler with helping him prepare for the NFL. “Guys that have that quality, always trying to search for something they need to add, those sorts of guys succeed in the NFL,” Ajayi said of Nichols. “He’s a great listener. All the relationships he’s made have helped him get to where he is now. It’s not a surprise he’s in this position.”

5. He’s nicknamed “McWeapon.”
Because of his versatility, McNichols has been given the nickname “McWeapon” by the Boise State faithful. There have been countless posts at the hashtag #McWeapon as the NFL Draft has gone all, all referring to McNichols.