Tyrique McGhee (26) Days Until Football

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Tyrique McGhee (26) Days Until Football

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Career Highs:
* 5 tackles vs. App. State, Oklahoma, 2017; vs. Florida, 2018
* 1 interception at Tennessee, 2017; vs. Florida, 2018

2018: Saw action in the last 13 games after missing the opener vs. Austin Peay due to injury…started in seven games…has 23 total stops…had career-high five stops vs. Florida, as well as two big plays: a first-quarter interception and a forced fumble in the third quarter…four tackles vs. Tennessee…four stops and two QB pressures in win at Kentucky…had a third-quarter pass breakup vs. Auburn and a fourth-quarter breakup vs. Alabama.

2017: Played in all 15 games, starting in two, with 25 total stops…second among all defenders with six pass breakups…matched career-high in tackles with five in the Rose Bowl…had two tackles vs. Florida, one for a 10-yard loss…also caused a fumble on the play, resulting in a recovery and TD by teammate J.R. Reed…had an interception and four pass breakups in shutout of Tennessee…INT came on UT’s opening offensive play…had an assisted tackle with one pass breakup vs. Mississippi State…tallied three tackles (two solo) vs. Samford…had two tackles at Notre Dame…made five total tackles against App State (2 solo)…defensive winner of Hugh Hendrix Award for the player who most strains his potential.

2016: Played in all 13 games…has nine total stops this season…eight of those came in special teams play, six on KO coverage and two on punt coverage…three of his tackles on kickoff coverage came inside the opponent’s 20-yard line…made two special teams tackles vs. Tennessee…made his first career tackle at Missouri…had a fourth-quarter tackle on a kickoff return vs. Auburn.

High School: Peach County, coached by Chad Campbell … ESPN.com three-star prospect, #43 CB nationally, #67 overall prospect in Georgia … Rivals.com three-star prospect, #62 CB nationally, #59 overall prospect in Georgia … 247Sports.com three-star prospect, #45 CB nationally, #43 overall prospect in Georgia … Scout three-star prospect, #36 CB nationally…Dawg Post No. 46 overall prospect and No. 2 CB in Georgia … 2015 Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-State Class AAA defense … named to the 2015 Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State Class AAA First Team defense … led team to a 9-3 record and the second round of the Class AAA playoffs during his senior season, playing both DB and QB….tallied 13 total tackles and five passes defended during his senior season in addition to passing for 812 yards and rushing for 438 yards.

Tyrique McGhee (26)
Tyrique McGhee (26)

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.