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McCain III

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Defensive Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 173
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
High School: Dudley


Prefers to be called “Mac” McCain … Earned time in the national spotlight because of his superb freshman season as the Aggies starting cornerback and for his family’s historic legacy at N.C. A&T …  His grandfather, the late Franklin McCain, was one of the four N.C. A&T students who were a part of the famous 1960 Woolworth lunch-counter sit-in protest that is credited for starting the modern-day Civil Rights Movement … The historic foursome was later nicknamed the Greensboro Four and are forever shrined in American history … Started to build his own legacy at N.C. A&T as a star football player after earning first-team All-MEAC honors and All-America honors from the Associated Press (third team), Phil Steele Magazine and BoxToRow  … Can cover taller receivers while having the speed to stay with the smaller, faster ones … Runs an impressive 4.38 in the 40-yard dash while boasting a 34-inch vertical, a 94 ½-inch reach and a 9-foot, 11 ½-inch broad jump.

2017 Season: Started all 12 games at cornerback for N.C. A&T … Made six interceptions and returned three of those picks for touchdowns … Had a game-winning pick-6 in the Aggies upset win over Charlotte on Sept. 16 … Returned an INT 100 yards at Morgan State on Sept. 23 … His interception return yards totaled 274 as he ranked eighth in the nation in INTs per game … Was the second-leading tackler on the team with 50 (37 unassisted) …  His 14 pass defenses ranked him third in the MEAC … Named FCS National Player of the Week by STATS FCS and rookie of the week by the MEAC after intercepting three passes at Morgan State including two INT returns for touchdowns … Was also named defensive player of the Week by the MEAC the same week … Named rookie of the week in the conference after intercepting two passes at Charlotte … Was also named defensive player of the week by the conference the same week after also making eight tackles (four unassisted) against the 49ers … Made a season-high 10 tackles (six unassisted) in the Aggies blowout win over Mars Hill on Sept. 9.

High School: Compiled 96 tackles over his junior and senior seasons at Dudley … Caused two fumbles and deflected 14 passes in 24 games as a Panther … Earned News-Record All-Area honorable mention honors as a senior.  

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