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Gerald McCoy
DT #93
Height:
6-4
Weight:
300
Age:
29
College:
Oklahoma
Hometown:
Oklahoma City, OK
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
17
SCK
2.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 239 182 57 44.5 0 20 0 0 -- 0 0 6 4
2017 TB 5 5 17 12 5 2.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 TB 15 15 34 26 8 7.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 2 2
2015 TB 15 15 34 26 8 8.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
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 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
2 CHI W 29-7 3 1 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @MIN L 17-34 4 2 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 NYG W 25-23 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 NE L 14-19 4 3 1 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @ARI L 33-38 2 2 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Acquired By Bucs: 

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

 

Awards & Accolades: 

5x Pro Bowl Selection (2012-16).

2013 AP All-Pro First Team Selection.

2x AP All-Pro Second Team Selection (2014 & 2016).

2x Sporting News First Team All-Pro Selection (2013-14).

2x PFWA All-NFL Team Selection (2012-13).

2014 PFWA All-NFC Team Selection.

 

Career Highlights:

Selected to five consecutive Pro Bowls (2012-16).

Named All-Pro by Associated Press (first team – 2013; second team – 2014, 2016), Sporting News (first team – 2013, 2014), and PFWA (first team – 2013; All-NFC – 2014).

Has served as a Buccaneers defensive captain from 2012-16.

Has 42.5 career sacks, the fourth-most in franchise history, trailing Hall of Famers Lee Roy Selmon and Warren Sapp and Simeon Rice. 

Leads all NFL defensive tackles in sacks since 2013 with 33.5 sacks, 4.5 more than any other player at the position. Also ranks sixth with 13 passes defensed and sixth with 41 tackles for loss in that time span among defensive tackles. 

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).

Saw first career offensive snaps vs. Chicago (11/13/16) when he lined up as a goal-line fullback on three plays, the last of which was a one-yard touchdown run by Doug Martin.

 

2016 Highlights: 

Started all 15 games that he has played, recording 34 tackles, including five for loss, 7.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and five passes defensed. 

Ranked fourth among all NFL defensive tackles with seven sacks and five passes defensed.

One of three NFL defensive tackles with 7+ sacks and 5+ passes defensed (Calais Campbell, Aaron Donald).

Recorded three tackles, including two for loss, one sack and two passes defensed in season-opening win at Atlanta (9/11). Second pass defensed occurred on an Atlanta fourth down to seal the Buccaneers victory.

Registered three tackles and a quarterback hit at Arizona (9/18).

Posted two tackles vs. Los Angeles (9/25).

Recorded two tackles and a half-sack vs. Denver (10/2), before leaving the game with a calf injury. 

Missed Week 5 at Carolina (10/10) with a calf injury. 

Notched three tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and one pass defensed in win at San Francisco (10/23).

Registered one tackle vs. Oakland (10/30).

Recorded a sack-fumble of Matt Ryan, which was recovered by the Buccaneers, vs. Atlanta (11/3).

Collected three tackles and a half-sack in 36-10 win vs. Chicago (11/13). Saw first career offensive snaps when he lined up as a goal-line fullback on three plays, the last of which was a one-yard touchdown run by Doug Martin.

Recovered a fumble and tipped a pass that resulted in a Buccaneers interception in win at Kansas City (11/20). 

Posted three tackles and 1.5 sack in 14-5 win vs. Seattle (11/27) and was part of a pass rush that recorded six sacks and 12 quarterback hits on Russell Wilson.

Recorded a sack of Philip Rivers in win at San Diego (12/4).

Logged two tackles and a quarterback hit in win vs. New Orleans (12/11).

Notched two tackles and a pass defensed at New Orleans (12/24).

Collected season-high six tackles vs. Carolina (1/1).

 

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: 

Is committed to making a difference in the lives of children from single-parent families, annually hosting holiday events and charitable efforts in the Tampa area.

In June 2016 and 2017, hosted the Gerald McCoy Youth Football Clinic at One Buccaneer Place to teach football fundamentals to youths, with a portion of children coming from single-parent households. 

Each December, along with his wife and family, surprises single-parent and underprivileged families from the Bay area with toys and gift cards for the “McCoy Family Christmas” event.

A major supporter of the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, has annually served as a spokesperson and participated in the Buccaneers Cut for a Cure, also donating tens of thousands of dollars towards the team’s fundraising efforts. Also serves as a celebrity escort to children fighting cancer in the charity’s Fashion Funds the Cure fashion show.

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.

Is active in the Buccaneers’ annual “Special Olympics Day” at Training Camp, leading the athletes through football drills and activities. 

Served as Grand Marshal for the 2016 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. 

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.

Sponsors the “Gerald’s Little Giants” Front Row Fans section to provide a special gameday experience at Raymond James Stadium for local charities.

Along with the defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Delivers Christmas” events in December 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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.

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.

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.

 

Awards & Accolades: 

5x Pro Bowl Selection (2012-16).

2013 AP All-Pro First Team Selection.

2x AP All-Pro Second Team Selection (2014 & 2016).

2x Sporting News First Team All-Pro Selection (2013-14).

2x PFWA All-NFL Team Selection (2012-13).

2014 PFWA All-NFC Team Selection.

 

Career Highlights:

Selected to five consecutive Pro Bowls (2012-16).

Named All-Pro by Associated Press (first team – 2013; second team – 2014, 2016), Sporting News (first team – 2013, 2014), and PFWA (first team – 2013; All-NFC – 2014).

Has served as a Buccaneers defensive captain from 2012-16.

Has 42.5 career sacks, the fourth-most in franchise history, trailing Hall of Famers Lee Roy Selmon and Warren Sapp and Simeon Rice. 

Leads all NFL defensive tackles in sacks since 2013 with 33.5 sacks, 4.5 more than any other player at the position. Also ranks sixth with 13 passes defensed and sixth with 41 tackles for loss in that time span among defensive tackles. 

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).

Saw first career offensive snaps vs. Chicago (11/13/16) when he lined up as a goal-line fullback on three plays, the last of which was a one-yard touchdown run by Doug Martin.

 

2016 Highlights: 

Started all 15 games that he has played, recording 34 tackles, including five for loss, 7.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and five passes defensed. 

Ranked fourth among all NFL defensive tackles with seven sacks and five passes defensed.

One of three NFL defensive tackles with 7+ sacks and 5+ passes defensed (Calais Campbell, Aaron Donald).

Recorded three tackles, including two for loss, one sack and two passes defensed in season-opening win at Atlanta (9/11). Second pass defensed occurred on an Atlanta fourth down to seal the Buccaneers victory.

Registered three tackles and a quarterback hit at Arizona (9/18).

Posted two tackles vs. Los Angeles (9/25).

Recorded two tackles and a half-sack vs. Denver (10/2), before leaving the game with a calf injury. 

Missed Week 5 at Carolina (10/10) with a calf injury. 

Notched three tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and one pass defensed in win at San Francisco (10/23).

Registered one tackle vs. Oakland (10/30).

Recorded a sack-fumble of Matt Ryan, which was recovered by the Buccaneers, vs. Atlanta (11/3).

Collected three tackles and a half-sack in 36-10 win vs. Chicago (11/13). Saw first career offensive snaps when he lined up as a goal-line fullback on three plays, the last of which was a one-yard touchdown run by Doug Martin.

Recovered a fumble and tipped a pass that resulted in a Buccaneers interception in win at Kansas City (11/20). 

Posted three tackles and 1.5 sack in 14-5 win vs. Seattle (11/27) and was part of a pass rush that recorded six sacks and 12 quarterback hits on Russell Wilson.

Recorded a sack of Philip Rivers in win at San Diego (12/4).

Logged two tackles and a quarterback hit in win vs. New Orleans (12/11).

Notched two tackles and a pass defensed at New Orleans (12/24).

Collected season-high six tackles vs. Carolina (1/1).

 

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: 

Is committed to making a difference in the lives of children from single-parent families, annually hosting holiday events and charitable efforts in the Tampa area.

In June 2016 and 2017, hosted the Gerald McCoy Youth Football Clinic at One Buccaneer Place to teach football fundamentals to youths, with a portion of children coming from single-parent households. 

Each December, along with his wife and family, surprises single-parent and underprivileged families from the Bay area with toys and gift cards for the “McCoy Family Christmas” event.

A major supporter of the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, has annually served as a spokesperson and participated in the Buccaneers Cut for a Cure, also donating tens of thousands of dollars towards the team’s fundraising efforts. Also serves as a celebrity escort to children fighting cancer in the charity’s Fashion Funds the Cure fashion show.

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.

Is active in the Buccaneers’ annual “Special Olympics Day” at Training Camp, leading the athletes through football drills and activities. 

Served as Grand Marshal for the 2016 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. 

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.

Sponsors the “Gerald’s Little Giants” Front Row Fans section to provide a special gameday experience at Raymond James Stadium for local charities.

Along with the defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Delivers Christmas” events in December 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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.

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.

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.

 

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