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Eddie McGee
Eddie McGee
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Hometown:
Washington, D.C.

High School:
H.D. Woodson

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
01/23/1988

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2010 (Senior): Team Captain ... Played in the Eastham Energy All-Star game in Tempe, Ariz., following the season ... Won the team's Red Grange Award at the postseason banquet for his dedication to the program ... Played both wide receiver and quarterback for the Illini in 2010 and throughout his career ... Played in all 13 games in 2011, starting eight at WR ... Had eight catches for 62 yards, rushed 12 times for 36 yards and completed eight passes for 111 yards on the season ... Completed 2-of-4 passes for 20 yards at Fresno State ... Completed one pass for 37 yards against Minnesota ... Had two receptions for 18 yards along with two completed passes for 35 yards at Michigan ... Recorded five carries for 17 yards, two completions for nine yards and one reception for three yards in victory over Purdue ... Had 19 yards on four carries from the QB position in win over Indiana ... Matched his career high with two catches for 10 yards against Michigan State ... Missed Northern Illinois game with an ankle injury ... Saw time at wide receiver and quarterback against Southern Illinois, completing one pass for 10 yards ... Started at wide receiver, recording two receptions for 28 yards in season-opener against Missouri.

2009 (Junior): Played in 11 games at both quarterback and wide receiver ... Completed 25-of-47 passes for 303 yards and one TD on the season ... Also rushed for 115 yards and two TDs on 37 carries and had four catches for 108 yards on the season ... Was the only FBS player with 300+ passing yards, 100+ rushing yards and 100+ receiving yards on the season ... Had a career-long 48-yard catch in the season finale against Fresno State ... Caught a pass for nine yards, carried the ball one time for eight yards and had one completion for 25 yards against Cincinnati ... Played both quarterback and receiver against Northwestern, completing 1-of-2 passes for 17 yards, rushing for 33 and recording one reception for nine yards ... Caught one pass, a key third-down conversion, for 42 yards in win over Minnesota ... Played receiver against Purdue and completed a pass to Juice Williams for 13 yards ... Made first career start at quarterback, passing for 31 yards and rushing for 11 against Michigan State ... Entered the Ohio State game on the final two drives, completing 2-of-4 passes for 11 yards ... Played all but the opening drive against Illinois State, completing 76 percent of his passes for 164 yards and a touchdown and also rushing for 55 yards and two touchdowns ... Played against Missouri, completing 4-of-9 passes for 36 yards, including a long of 19 yards, and rushing for 11 yards.

2008 (Sophomore): Played in five games at both quarterback and receiver ... Passed for 59 yards, rushed for 83 yards and had 49 yards receiving on the season ... Threw for 49 yards (3-of-7) against Ohio State, rushed nine times for 21 yards, and caught two passes for 22 yards ... Caught a 13-yard pass against Western Michigan ... Played his first game at wide receiver against Iowa, catching two passes for 14 yards ... Saw action at QB against Indiana, rushing three times for 55 yards ... Saw his first action of the season against Eastern Illinois, completing one pass and rushing for seven yards.

2007 (RS Freshman): Played in 10 of 13 games at quarterback ... Completed 29-of-55 passes (52.7 percent) for 444 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries (4.9 ypc) on the season ... Completed his only attempted pass in the Rose Bowl resulting in a 56-yard touchdown to Arrelious Benn ... Was 6-for-12 for 46 yards, and rushed three times for 12 yards against No. 25 Michigan ... Relieved Juice Williams in the fourth quarter at Iowa, going 3-for-5 for 52 yards and an interception, and rushing six times for 19 yards ... Entered late in the game against No. 5 Wisconsin after Juice Williams was injured and rushed three times for 11 yards, including a five-yard touchdown ... Came in on Illinois' final drive against No. 21 Penn State and reeled off a 53-yard rush to put the Illini in field goal range ... Rushed twice for 58 yards against PSU ... Played most of the fourth quarter at Syracuse, going 2-for-2 for 33 yards ... Saw his first career game action in the season opener against Missouri when he entered the game in the second quarter for an injured Juice Williams and completed 17-of-31 passes for 257 yards, the most yards ever by an Illini redshirt-freshman, including a 41-yard TD to Kyle Hudson, and also rushed eight times for 23 yards and one TD.

2006 (Freshman): Redshirted the 2006 season

High School: Pigskin All-Metro ... Honorable-mention All-Metro by the Washington Post ... PrepStar All-Atlantic Region ... First-team DCIAA East All-League ... Finished the season with 2,890 yards passing and 22 touchdowns ... Also ran for 770 yards and five touchdowns ... Had two 300-plus yard passing performances and completed a career-best five touchdown passes in a single game ... Rated as the second-best player from the District of Columbia ... High school coach was Greg Fuller ... Chose Illinois over Rutgers and Temple.

Personal: Full given name is Edward Francis McGee ... Born Jan. 23, 1988 ... Son of Ivy Johnson and Edward McGee ... Majored in sport management ... Has two brothers ... From the same high school as Byron Leftwich ... Favorite athlete is Brett Favre because of his leadership and toughness.


Career Highs:

Receptions: 2, five times (last time at Michigan, 11/6/10)
Receiving Yards: 48 vs. Fresno State, 12/5/09
Long Reception: 48 vs. Fresno State, 12/5/09
Carries: 18 vs. Illinois State, 9/12/09
Rushing Yards: 58 vs. Penn State, 9/29/07
Rushing Touchdown: 2 vs. Illinois State, 9/12/09
Long Rush: 53 vs. Penn State, 9/29/07
Completions: 17 vs. Missouri, 9/1/07
Attempts: 31 vs. Missouri, 9/1/07
Yards: 257 vs. Missouri, 9/1/07
Passing Touchdowns: 1, three times (last time vs. Illinois State, 9/12/09)
Long Pass: 56 vs. USC, 1/1/08


McGee's Statistics:

Season Totals Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Year no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
2007 31 153 2 53 1 -5 0 0 29-55-3 444 2 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 148
2008 14 83 0 35 5 49 0 14 4-9-0 59 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 132
2009 37 115 2 16 4 108 0 48 25-47-3 303 1 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 223
2010 12 36 0 14 8 62 0 24 8-17-4 111 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 98
TOTALS 94 387 4 53 18 214 0 48 66-128-10 917 3 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 503



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(updated 5/20/11)

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