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Mekale McKay Bio
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/12/2012

2012: McKay played in all 12 games and made 10 starts, collecting 21 catches for 317 yards and two touchdowns. His receiving yards were second on the team, and he tied for fourth on the team in catches and touchdown receptions. He tied for third among freshmen in the SEC with eight catches of 15 or more yards, and tied for fourth among the conference's freshmen with three receptions of at least 25 yards. His touchdowns total ranked fourth among freshmen in the SEC, and his receiving yards were fifth among freshmen in the conference. He caught one eight-yard pass in his collegiate debut, a 49-24 win vs. Jacksonville State. He caught two passes for a season-high 74 yards, including a season-long 61 yarder, and one touchdown vs. ULM. He made one catch for seven yards vs. No. 1 Alabama and one 32-yard catch the next week vs. Rutgers. He caught two passes for 14 yards at Texas A&M. He made three receptions for 36 yards in the 24-7 win at Auburn and caught three passes for 22 yards in the next week's 49-7 victory vs. Kentucky. He hauled in three receptions for 49 yards at No. 12 South Carolina and three passes for 30 yards at Mississippi State. He caught two passes for 45 yards and one touchdown in the season finale vs. No. 8 LSU.

HIGH SCHOOL: McKay was a two-sport standout at Moore High School, excelling on the gridiron and for the basketball team. He was ranked as the No. 2 overall prospect in Kentucky and as the No. 48 wide receiver in the country by 247Sports.com, and ESPN tabbed him as the second-team all-state forward in basketball prior to his senior season. As a senior, he was a first-team all-district selection and earned honorable-mention all-state accolades after catching 38 passes for 894 yards and 13 touchdowns. In his junior season, he was named first-team all-district as he helped lead the Mustangs to the second round of the state playoffs by recording their first playoff win since 2001. He also was an all-region performer in his junior season. He was coached at Moore by Robert Johnson. McKay chose Arkansas over Ole Miss after also receiving interest from Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisville and Cincinnati for football and many others for basketball.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 4, 1993, he is the grandson of Lillian Johnson.


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