Overview
LeSean McCoy is a running back for the Philadelphia Eagles, who selected him with the 53rd overall pick in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. McCoy attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he played for two seasons. After his redshirt sophomore season McCoy declared for the 2009 NFL Draft. McCoy is 5-feet, 11-inches tall and weighs 210 pounds.
Prep Career
LeSean "Shady" McCoy played high school football at Bishop McDevitt in Harrisburg, PA. McCoy finished his high school career with 6,640 career rushing yards - ninth in state history. He was on pace to set the state record entering his senior year but a fractured ankle ended his senior season after just four games. The injury prompted McCoy to spend an additional year at Milford Academy (NY) before entering the college ranks. Coming out of Milford, McCoy was ranked the No. 2 prep school prospect in the country by Scout.com. He committed to Pittsburgh in January 2007.
College Career
As a true freshman in 2007, McCoy burst onto the scene with a three-touchdown performance in his second career game against Buffalo. By all accounts, McCoy became Pittsburgh's top freshman running back since Tony Dorsett in 1973. McCoy set Pitt freshman records for points (90) and rushing touchdowns (14) - both previously set and held by Dorsett. Perhaps his best performance came in the Panthers' season finale, a 13-9 upset of second-ranked West Virginia in the Backyard Brawl. McCoy led Pittsburgh with 148 rushing yards on a career-high 38 attempts.

McCoy's sophomore season got off to a slow start as he failed to reach the 100-yard mark in each of his first three games. In his next five games, however, McCoy got back on track, rushing for a combined 758 yards over that stretch. In the Backyard Brawl, McCoy led Pittsburgh to a 19-15 victory over West Virginia and set a career high with 183 rushing yards.

In his two years at Pittsburgh, McCoy rushed for a total of 2,816 yards and 35 touchdowns. His 35 touchdowns through his sophomore year shattered the school record of 24, previously held by Dorsett. McCoy also became the first Pitt running back to post back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons since Curtis Martin.
NFL Career
McCoy was selected in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Before the 2009 season, McCoy signed a four-year contract with Philadelphia.

McCoy earned his first career start in just his second career game, and served as the Eagles primary rusher in Week 3, when Brian Westbrook was out due to an ankle injury. He rushed for 84 yards and his first career touchdown in that game. In Week 11, McCoy fell a yard short of his first career 100-yard game, helping the Eagles snap a two-game losing streak.
Personal
McCoy will be the second member of his family to play in the NFL. His brother LeRon was a wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals in 2005.
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