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Josh McKinley
Josh McKinley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Leander, Texas

High School:
Leander

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210

Position:
Safety



Quoting Coach Anarumo: "Athletic guy who not only can be a physical safety but also has good cover skills."

2008: Appeared in eight games, including two starts ... had 17 tackles (11 solo, 6 assists), including 1.0 for loss ... started and came up with tackle for loss vs. Oregon on Sept. 13 ... started and had four tackles (3 solo, 1 assist) vs. Central Michigan on Sept. 20 ... registered career-high seven tackles (3 solo, 4 assists) at Notre Dame on Sept. 27.

2007: Appeared in five games, including one start ... had 17 tackles (15 solo, 2 assists), including 1.0 sack ... recorded five tackles (all solo) vs. Michigan State on Nov. 10 ... made first career start and had season-high six tackles (4 solo, 2 assists) at Indiana on Nov. 17 ... had five tackles (all solo) and sack vs. Central Michigan in Motor City Bowl on Dec. 26.

High School: Ranked as No. 86 safety nationally by Scouts Inc. ... played both quarterback and safety ... district Most Valuable Player and finalist for Central Texas Player of the Year as senior ... completed 108 of 197 passes (55 percent) for 1,873 yards with 19 touchdowns and four interceptions and rushed for 1,537 yards on 256 carries (6.0 average) and 18 touchdowns ... led team to a district title with 10-3 record ... named All-CenTex and all-district as junior ... recorded 28 tackles and three interceptions along with 268 yards receiving, 132 yards rushing and 56 yards passing during junior season ... coach was Steve Gideon ... also played basketball ... comes from same school as fellow Boilermaker Torri Williams.

Personal: Given name is Joshua Dominic McKinley ... born Jan. 19, 1989 ... organizational leadership and supervision major ... enjoys playing games.