Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Gerald McCoy's ESPN E:60 Profile

ESPN’s award-winning newsmagazine, E:60, will include an in-depth profile of Tampa Bay Buccaneers All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy Wednesday night at 7:00 PM.

Defensive tackles in the NFL are supposed to be intimidating. They are supposed to be angry, vicious, border-line uncontrollable. Then there is Gerald McCoy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Yes, he is an All-Pro that has made a living blowing up offenses and bringing down quarterbacks. But you are just as likely to find him making teammates, opponents or even unsuspecting referees laugh.

"I don't have to be angry to play the game," McCoy says. "I can have a good time and smile and still be that physical dominating presence on the field." It is just who McCoy is, who he has always been - from his childhood in Oklahoma City,

to his days starring for the Sooners, to being picked number three in the 2010 NFL Draft. McCoy always finds the lighter side of life. Remarkable, perhaps, for someone in his line of work. More remarkable when you learn of the losses he has endured. E:60's Lisa Salters tells the story of Gerald McCoy, the NFL's gentle giant.


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