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Ivory McCoy
Ivory McCoy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago

High School:
Simeon

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 230

Position:
Tight End

Birthdate:
01/12/1979

Experience:
2L


Veteran tight end again figures to be a key player in Michigan State's offensive package . . . teams with Chris Baker to give the Spartans perhaps the best tight end tandem in the country . . . caught seven passes for 133 yards to earn offensive MVP honors for the Green team in the 2000 spring game . . .

AS A JUNIOR: Saw action in all 12 games in 1999, including nine starts as the double-tight end set became the Spartans' base offense . . . played a career-best 266 minutes . . . caught 13 passes for 193 yards (14.8 avg.) and two touchdowns . . . had at least one catch in eight games . . . had three receptions each vs. Notre Dame (58 yards) and Eastern Michigan (40) . . . had two catches for 31 yards vs. Michigan while playing a career-high 34 minutes . . . caught a 22-yard TD pass from Bill Burke in the second quarter vs. Illinois . . . also scored on an 8-yard toss from Arron Agler in the fourth quarter vs. Eastern Michigan . . .

AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in all 12 games in 1998 and played 124 minutes . . . had five catches for 38 yards (7.6 avg.) . . . caught his first career TD pass, a 5-yard er from Ryan Van Dyke, in the fourth quarter vs. Illinois . . . also had one catch each vs. Penn State (season-long 13 yards) and Central Michigan (5) . . . had a season-high two receptions for 15 yards vs. Oregon . . . returned a kickoff 8 yards vs. Central Michigan . . . played a season-high 20.5 minutes vs. Northwestern . . .

AS A FRESHMAN: Sat out the entire 1997 season for academic reasons . . .

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report All-Midwest Team . . . earned second-team all-state honors from the Chicago Sun-Times in 1996 . . . a two-time all-city selection . . . a three-year starter for Coach Al Scott at Simeon High School in Chicago, playing tight end, linebacker and defensive end . . . recorded 123 tackles, including 20 for losses and 15 sacks, as a senior . . . intercepted six passes in '96 and returned four for touchdowns . . . had eight receptions for 120 yards and two TDs as a tight end in '96 . . . produced 11 sacks as a junior . . . honor roll student who earned Simeon's top physics award in 1995-96 . . . born Jan. 12, 1979 . . . majoring in family community services.

McCoy's Career Statistics

Receiving G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
1998 12/0 5 38 7.6 1 13
1999 11/8 13 193 14.8 2 30
Career 23/8 18 231 12.8 3 30

Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
1998 1 8 8.0 0 8

McCoy's Career Highs

Catches: 3, twice (last vs. Notre Dame, 1999)
Receiving Yards: 58, vs. Notre Dame (1999)
TD Catches: 1, three times (last vs. Illinois, 1999)