Wednesday, April 16, 2008

M & M's a Real Treat for the Wolf Pack

This year's real treat for the Nevada Offense (and it's young QB's) is the return of two of the most productive offensive weapons of the past two seasons. Senior WR's Marko Mitchell (6'4" 200 pounds) and Senior Mike McCoy (6'0" 190 pounds) will be lining up for the Pack for their final seasons as collegiate athletes in 2008.

Mitchell who comes to the team from York, Alabama via Mesa CC in Arizona lead the team in yardage last season with 1,129 yards on 53 catches both team highs. He also accounted for 8 TD receptions which also lead the team. And his 21.3 ypc was number 2 in the country behind Brennan Marion. In 2006, Marko was second on the team with 493 yards on 39 catches trailing Caleb Spencer. His 4 TD catches were second on the team also to Mike McCoy.

Marko will be looking to build on his break out 2007 season to position himself as another potential NFL prospect for the Wolf Pack. And we look forward to watching him do it. His circus catches make many highlight reels, including a grab off the turf last season that earned him a Sports Center top ten clip. Of course, if the NFL doesn't work out, there's always an acting career as the lead in the Terrell Owens life story. For those of you who haven't seen Marko up close he bears a striking resemblance to the often controversial Cowboy's WR.

On the opposite side of the field will be the sure handed Colfax, California product Mike McCoy.

McCoy saw some action as a Freshman for the Pack when he grabbed 17 balls for 230 and a score back in 2005. In 2006, he would blow up in the end zone and lead the team with 9 TD grabs. He would also lead in ypc at 15. He had 23 catches for 346 as a sophomore. Then last year Mike accounted for 4 more scores and 32 catches for 617 (a huge 19.3 ypc) including a 90 yard TD grab from QB Nick Graziano against the red devil's from down south.

A fan favorite of many, Mike will be looking to go out with a bang in his senior campaign. His toe-the-line out routes and sticky hands will keep the chains moving more than once in 2008. It's those clutch plays (and one's like the game winner againt NMSU) that will put Mike in the position to surspass that 2006 TD total and make his own history at Mackay.

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