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  • Tue., Sep. 08, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT Back to Football Forum with the Buccaneers Luncheon The Tampa Bay Buccaneers invite local business leaders and Bucs fans to enjoy lunch and a 2015 season preview with Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer, Head Coach Lovie Smith and General Manager Jason Licht, along with various players.

  • Wed., Sep. 09, 2015 9:00 AM EDT Buccaneers Academy FDOT Backpack Caravan While getting ready for their own kickoff on the football field, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are proud to also help kick off the school year for young Bay-area Bucs fans!
  • Wed., Sep. 09, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM EDT Downtown Tampa SIEGE Celebration The Bucs will “SIEGE” Joe Chillura Courthouse Square Park to celebrate the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of Tampa’s historic Hispanic roots and the beginning of our regular season! This fun, free event will feature autographs from Bucs Legends, the Buccaneers Street Team, a Buccaneers Cheerleader performance and various food truck vendors!
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    Join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 10th from 6pm-9pm at Raymond James Stadium to be a part of the Buccaneers all-new RED, the Women’s Movement!

  • Sat., Sep. 12, 2015 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT Back to Football Celebration at Glazer Children’s Museum Celebrate the season opener with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by joining us at a special Back to Football event at the Glazer Children’s Museum!
  • Sun., Sep. 13, 2015 4:25 PM EDT Buccaneers vs. Titans Week 1
  • Tue., Sep. 15, 2015 12:00 PM EDT UnitedHealthcare Learning Garden Build UnitedHealthcare volunteers, Bucs players, cheerleaders, and Captain Fear will construct Learning Garden kits at One Buccaneer Place that will teach students about growing healthy, sustainable foods.
  • Sun., Sep. 20, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers @ Saints Week 2
  • Tue., Sep. 22, 2015 12:00 PM EDT UnitedHealthcare Learning Garden Delivery Buccaneers staff will install Learning Gardens in seven Buccaneers Academies.
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  • Sun., Oct. 04, 2015 1:00 PM EDT Buccaneers vs. Panthers Week 4
  • Tue., Oct. 06, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Rookie Club: Metropolitan Ministries LAMPLighters Fall Festival The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rookie Club, Cheerleaders, and Captain Fear will interact with the children through games, dancing, arts & crafts, and more during Metropolitan Ministries' Fall Festival.
  • Sun., Oct. 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk & Corporate Challenge

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the third-annual Treasure Chests 5K Run/Walk & Corporate Challenge highlighting the NFL-wide Breast Cancer Awareness Month celebration.

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Gerald McCoy
DT #93
Height:
6-4
Weight:
300
Age:
27
College:
Oklahoma
Hometown:
Oklahoma City, OK
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

TCKL
3
SCK
0.5
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 154 118 36 27.0 0 13 0 0 -- 0 0 4 2
2014 TB 13 13 35 28 7 8.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 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 --

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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, 2013, and 2014 seasons.
  • Named All-Pro by Associated Press (first team, 2013; second team, 2014), Sporting News (first team, 2013-2014), and PFWA (first team, 2013; All-NFC, 2014).
  • Served as a Buccaneers defensive captain in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
  • Has 27.0 career sacks, tied for the eighth-most in franchise history.
  • Tied for NFL lead among defensive tackles in sacks since 2012 (23) and leads among the group since 2013 (18).
  • 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).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Named first-team All-Pro by Sporting News and second-team All-Pro by Associated Press. Selected All-NFC by PFWA.
  • Ranked as Pro Football Focus’ second-rated defensive tackle and is third at the position in combined sacks, quarterback hits, and hurries with 45.
  • In 13 games, all starts, tallied 35 tackles, including 13 for loss, 8.5 sacks, three passes defensed and one forced fumble.
  • His 8.5 sacks on the season were tied for the second-most by a defensive tackle on the year.
  • Tied for 19th in the NFL and fourth among defensive tackles in tackles for loss with 13.
  • Started season opener vs. Carolina (9/7) and recorded a career-high eight tackles, including two for loss, and one sack.
  • Started vs. St. Louis (9/14) before leaving the game in the first quarter with a hand injury.
  • Inactive Week 3 at Atlanta (9/18) with a hand injury.
  • Returned in Week 4 win at Pittsburgh (9/28) with hand in cast, but still delivered two tackles, one sack, and one pass defensed. Anchored defensive front that limited the Steelers, who entered the game with the NFL’s No. 1-ranked rushing attack, to 85 yards on 27 carries (3.1 avg.).
  • Recorded four tackles, including two for loss, and four quarterback hits at New Orleans (10/5).
  • Tallied three tackles, including one for loss, vs. Baltimore (10/12).
  • Posted three tackles and a half-sack vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • Posted season-high two sacks at Cleveland (11/2), his fifth career multi-sack game.
  • Registered one for tackle for loss vs. Atlanta (11/9).
  • Led team with 1.5 sacks and added five tackles in win at Washington (11/16).
  • Sacked Jay Cutler, which forced a fumble that was recovered by the Buccaneers to set up the game’s first touchdown at Chicago (11/23). Logged three tackles and anchored unit that allowed only 204 yards of offense.
  • Recorded two tackles, one sack and one pass defensed vs. Cincinnati (11/30). It was the fifth time in six games he recorded at least one sack (6.5 total).
  • Notched two tackles, including one for loss, at Detroit (12/7).
  • Recorded one tackle at Carolina (12/14) before leaving the game with a knee injury.
  • Placed on Injured Reserve on December 16.

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 2014, had his head shaved by children battling cancer for the Buccaneers Cut for a Cure to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, and in 2015 donated $10,000 to support the charity event’s efforts.
  • 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 and dozens of children at Metropolitan Ministries with Christmas gifts in December 2014.
  • 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, 2013 and 2014.
  • 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 more than 400 Buccaneers fans in May 2012 and again in 2015.
  • Annually serves as a celebrity escort to young women fighting cancer in the Fashion Funds the Cure fashion show to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
  • 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, 2013, and 2014 seasons.
  • Named All-Pro by Associated Press (first team, 2013; second team, 2014), Sporting News (first team, 2013-2014), and PFWA (first team, 2013; All-NFC, 2014).
  • Served as a Buccaneers defensive captain in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
  • Has 27.0 career sacks, tied for the eighth-most in franchise history.
  • Tied for NFL lead among defensive tackles in sacks since 2012 (23) and leads among the group since 2013 (18).
  • 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).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Named first-team All-Pro by Sporting News and second-team All-Pro by Associated Press. Selected All-NFC by PFWA.
  • Ranked as Pro Football Focus’ second-rated defensive tackle and is third at the position in combined sacks, quarterback hits, and hurries with 45.
  • In 13 games, all starts, tallied 35 tackles, including 13 for loss, 8.5 sacks, three passes defensed and one forced fumble.
  • His 8.5 sacks on the season were tied for the second-most by a defensive tackle on the year.
  • Tied for 19th in the NFL and fourth among defensive tackles in tackles for loss with 13.
  • Started season opener vs. Carolina (9/7) and recorded a career-high eight tackles, including two for loss, and one sack.
  • Started vs. St. Louis (9/14) before leaving the game in the first quarter with a hand injury.
  • Inactive Week 3 at Atlanta (9/18) with a hand injury.
  • Returned in Week 4 win at Pittsburgh (9/28) with hand in cast, but still delivered two tackles, one sack, and one pass defensed. Anchored defensive front that limited the Steelers, who entered the game with the NFL’s No. 1-ranked rushing attack, to 85 yards on 27 carries (3.1 avg.).
  • Recorded four tackles, including two for loss, and four quarterback hits at New Orleans (10/5).
  • Tallied three tackles, including one for loss, vs. Baltimore (10/12).
  • Posted three tackles and a half-sack vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • Posted season-high two sacks at Cleveland (11/2), his fifth career multi-sack game.
  • Registered one for tackle for loss vs. Atlanta (11/9).
  • Led team with 1.5 sacks and added five tackles in win at Washington (11/16).
  • Sacked Jay Cutler, which forced a fumble that was recovered by the Buccaneers to set up the game’s first touchdown at Chicago (11/23). Logged three tackles and anchored unit that allowed only 204 yards of offense.
  • Recorded two tackles, one sack and one pass defensed vs. Cincinnati (11/30). It was the fifth time in six games he recorded at least one sack (6.5 total).
  • Notched two tackles, including one for loss, at Detroit (12/7).
  • Recorded one tackle at Carolina (12/14) before leaving the game with a knee injury.
  • Placed on Injured Reserve on December 16.

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 2014, had his head shaved by children battling cancer for the Buccaneers Cut for a Cure to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, and in 2015 donated $10,000 to support the charity event’s efforts.
  • 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 and dozens of children at Metropolitan Ministries with Christmas gifts in December 2014.
  • 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, 2013 and 2014.
  • 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 more than 400 Buccaneers fans in May 2012 and again in 2015.
  • Annually serves as a celebrity escort to young women fighting cancer in the Fashion Funds the Cure fashion show to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
  • 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.
 

Recent Videos

  • Press Conference: Gerald McCoy

    Posted Sep 1, 2015

    Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy speaks with the media at One Buccaneer Place on Tuesday.

  • Gerald McCoy on Rich Eisen Show

    Posted Aug 27, 2015

    Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy talks about his role in Lovie Smith's defense and his impressions of rookie quarterback Jameis Winston so far.