Real McCoy Teaming Up

Updated: October 2, 2008



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Speaking about working for the Greater Good. Today’s upbeat Box is all about a college age hero both on and off the Gridiron. His name Gerald McCoy. His school Oklahoma. His position Defensive Tackle. His renown being named to the Allstate AFGA Good Works Team.

Since we’re still “recovered”

We are going to give all the credit to an article on the Oklahoma Sooners Website without any writer’s name appearing – allow them to tell you the story of Gerald McCoy …

“We’re proud of the players who have represented us on the Good Works Team, and certainly Gerald is extremely deserving,” said OU Head Coach Bob Stoops. “The fact that he was voted a captain as a sophomore speaks to the respect Gerald has earned in our program. Others have noticed Gerald’s selfless actions and integrity, and we are pleased that he also is receiving that recognition on the national level.”

” McCoy is currently serving as President of OU’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter. In that position, he has made a number of speaking appearances at area elementary schools, a facility for underprivileged children and area high schools.”

“He also has worked on a home building project with the ABC show Extreme Makeover in Lawton, Okla., a project that re-built a home for a Ft. Sill soldier, who had been injured in Iraq, and his family after a series of misfortunes left the family facing unexpected challenges and mobility issues for the father and a young son.”

” McCoy served as the Freshman Liaison for OU’s Bridge Builders, an organization that serves as an African-American Student-Athlete Network. In that position, he volunteered for Meals on Wheels. He also helped collect and distribute toys, gifts and food for underprivileged families in the Norman area.”

” He volunteered for two years with the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. He was a volunteer runner with the children in the completion of their run on race day and has helped at water stations out on the course. The Oklahoma City native has been an active participant in the White Ribbon Campaign on the Norman campus. The program that denounces violence toward women and girls.”

” He has been a guest speaker for area Red Cross fund-raising and community service events and worked on a Habitat for Humanity home build with the Sooner football team. He has been a popular visitor to Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City, spending time with the patients and signing autographs.”

” Through an award that McCoy was nominated for in high school, he has had the opportunity to speak at teen summits in the Los Angeles area. Presented by the National Alliance of African American Athletes, the Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Trophy Award is the nation’s first and only award to recognize outstanding achievement in athletics, scholarship, and community service by African-American male high school seniors.”

This is WHY Gerald McCoy

deserves his Box even though

you have NEVER heard

of him let’s hope Gerald

goes on to NFL success

but if not McCoy will

surely be successful

beyond the Gridiron