After proving his worth with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first five years of his professional career, the team couldn’t stand the chance of losing Gerald Mccoy, so they made another seven-year pact with the defensive tackle. He joined the team in 2010 shortly after shattering different records with the Oklahoma Sooners.
Today, he is arguably one of the best defensive tackle any team could ask for in the National Football League (NFL). Of a truth, he is quite successful in almost everything he does. Apart from building a successful career, Gerald has also built a loving home as he is a married man and a father of four. Here are the facts you need to know about the defensive tackle.
Gerald Mccoy Biography
Having set a pace that keeps his name on his fans’ lips, it is pretty obvious that McCoy has found fulfillment in his chosen endeavor. He was born on the 25th of February 1998 in Oklahoma City and was named Gerald Keith McCoy Jr.
He is no big talker and has played a perfect role in hiding most details about his upbringing. This is also the case with details of his immediate family but from the little we have gathered, his parents are Gerald and Patricia Dianne McCoy. While it is largely not known if Gerald is an only child or not, it is known that he was raised and groomed in Oklahoma City.
His interest in football became more glaring during his days at Southeast High School. Apart from his involvement with the school’s football team, Gerald Mccoy was also a good sprinter. As a student-athlete in his junior year, he recorded 20 sacks in addition to 83 tackles. With this, he received the All-Metro and All-State honors. In his senior year, he performed way better than his previous records as he totaled 9 fumbles, 20 sacks, and 82 tackles. Also for this record, he bagged a lot of accolades including being named as the National Defensive Player of the Year 2005, Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year, amongst other recognitions. Gerald Mccoy featured in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in 2016 and like always, wowed his audience with his overwhelming performance.
Having built a successful high school career, he became a highly sought player as a good number of colleges came calling to have him play for them. Gerald eventually decided to study at the University of Oklahoma. With the Oklahoma Sooners, he didn’t drop the bars as he went on to become one of the team’s most remarkable playmakers. Subsequently, he decided to go pro and joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after he was selected by the team with the 3rd overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft.
Joining the team was a fulfilling dream for the footballer. He wasted no time in proving his worth with the team despite the fact that he sustained several injuries. So far, he’s played in a lot of games including various pro bowl competitions, gathering a lot of wins and fewer losses.
His Net Worth
Gerald Mccoy’s Wife and Family
Gerald Mccoy is married, he tied the knots with Ebony Mccoy in 2013 and they have been happy together. The two met a long time ago when the footballer was a 7th grader, in his words, he knew she was the one. He describes her as a good wife and a best friend.
So far, their union is blessed with four children. They have two sons (Marcellus Crutchfield and Gerald Keith McCoy Jr.) and two daughters named Nevaeh McCoy and Germany McCoy. Gerald and Germany are twins.
Height and Weight
Gerald Mccoy has proven that he is one of the best defensive tackles in NFL. He has focused on building a successful career and has as such, worked hard on maintaining a good physique. Most sports analyst will easily agree that his body build is one of his biggest advantages while on the field. He stands at 6 feet 4 inches and weighs 300 lb. His arm length is 33 3⁄4 in (0.86 m) and his hand size is 10 1⁄4 in (0.26 m).