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7 DAYS TO 2019 KICKOFF: Kevion McGee

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In which BracketCat counts down the seventh day until the 2019 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State defensive back Kevion McGee.

#14 Kevion McGee
Kevion McGee (14) had a near-breakout debut season in 2018, but unfortunately was derailed several times by untimely injuries. Here’s hoping he can stay healthy and strong for his senior year.
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Goal No. 7: GREAT EFFORT.

#7 Kevion McGee

Redshirt Senior | 5-10 | 187 lbs. | Ardmore, Oklahoma
Kevion McGee
Kevion McGee
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • Previous College: Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
  • Projection: Starter
  • Status: On Scholarship

Kevion Raashad McGee (b. Feb. 4, 1996) is a defensive back who came to K-State after much success at the community college level and immediately competed for starting duties in the secondary as a junior after arriving in time to participate in spring practices.

McGee had three tackles (one solo, two assisted) and a pass breakup for the White team in the 2018 spring game, as well as a pass breakup as a defensive starter for the Purple team.

He played in 11 games during the 2018 season, including a start at Oklahoma and finished the year with nine tackles, five pass breakups and two interceptions.

McGee, who battled injuries all year, had four of his five pass breakups in the season opener against South Dakota, the most by a Wildcat in two years and the most in a season opener since at least 1989. It was a stellar debut for an incoming player to introduce himself.

Both of his picks came at Iowa State, tied for the second most in the nation for a single game during the 2018 season and also tied for seventh in K-State history.

McGee also tallied a career-high three tackles at Oklahoma, while his other pass breakup during the year was at TCU. He enters 2019 poised to replace Duke Shelley as top corner.

He played at Ardmore High School under head coach Doug Wendal, helping to lead the Tigers to a 10-2 record and a trip to the state semifinals.

McGee redshirted during the 2015 season and played two seasons under head coach Clay Patterson at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, where he was regarded as the 14th-best community-college safety in the nation by 247Sports.

He earned first-team All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference honors as a sophomore in 2017.

McGee recorded 27 tackles, an interception and six pass breakups a year ago, including a season-high five tackles and a breakup in the season opener against New Mexico Military Institute. He also totaled 24 tackles and five breakups as a redshirt freshman in 2016.

McGee had a career-high six stops against Blinn, while he registered three breakups against Trinity Valley. He was a teammate of fellow Kansas State defensive back Darreyl Patterson.

McGee selected K-State over offers from Toledo and UAB.