Most Crucial Jayhawks: No. 21 - WR Justin McCay
Here's the latest installment in our series that examines the Jayhawks who stand to have the biggest impact for KU football this fall.
No. 21: Justin McCay, Senior WR
Some guys look the part, but just aren’t football players. McCay’s long, muscular body and V-cut build give him a strong appearance. Yet, he started seven games and caught just nine passes for 84 yards and one touchdown.
It appeared time to accept the reality that McCay never was going to get it done at receiver and just appreciate his contributions as an aggressive special-teams player. Then McCay, the star of the 2013 spring football game, performed well on a daily basis in spring practices at receiver. It’s now-or-never time for the senior form Bishop Miege High and the now won’t last but a few games.
McCay was tried at both linebacker and receiver at Oklahoma and didn’t show enough promise at either sport for Sooners coach Bob Stoops to attempt to reverse his decision to transfer.
Still, hope remains that McCay can find a way to blend sure hands with a physical style to fulfill his potential. John Reagan’s offense, which features far more short passes than did Weis’, should suit McCay well.
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