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- Willis McGahee signed with the Baltimore Ravens (trade with the Buffalo Bills) on 3/9/07

-Fearless, aggressive and strong runner with explosive speed, who can pick up the tough yards...Has soft hands out of the backfield and can protect the QB with blocking skills...Entering 2007, has started 40 of 46 games, carrying the ball 868 times for 3,365 yards and 24 TDs...Added 68 receptions for 503 yards...For his career, McGahee averages 1,122 yards, 3.9 yards per carry and 8 TDs per season (he did not play in 2003 due to a knee injury suffered in college)...McGahee posted 990 rushing yards and 6 TDs in 14 games in 2006 and established a new career high with 150 yards on 26 carries, averaging 5.8 yards per attempt, against the NYJ (9/24/06)...McGahee rumbled for a career-high 1,247 yards on 325 carries (5th highest in team history) in 2005...Became the 5th player in club history to post consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and is the quickest player in Bills history to reach the 2,000-yard rushing mark, accomplishing the feat in 26 games…Finished with 1,128 rushing yards in 2004, marking the 2nd-most yards in Bills history for a 1st-year RB...Eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark 7 times in 11 starts, setting a new record for 1st-year Bills (3 by Joe Cribbs and Greg Bell)…His 5 multi-TD games in ’04 are the 2nd-most by a Bill in a single season (O.J. Simpson’s 6 in 1975)…In addition, his 13 rushing TDs tied for the 2nd-highest total in team history (O.J. Simpson’s 16 in 1975)…Spent the 1st 8 games of the 2003 season on the NFI (Non-Football Injury) list and was elevated to the 53-man roster prior to the game at Dal. (11/9), spending the remainder of the season inactive as a rookie.

College Career at University of Miami:

Played just 21 games at Miami but established himself as one of the top scoring backs in the history of college football…Gained 2,067 career yards on 349 carries (5.9 avg.) with 31 TDs...Also caught 25 passes for 355 yards (13.1 avg.) and had a 35-yard KOR for the Hurricanes…His 2,067 career rushing yards and 31 scores ranked 5th on the school’s all-time record lists…His 186 career points scored ranked 6th in Hurricane annals at the end of his college career…Was a consensus All-America and All-Big East Conference 1st-team selection as a sophomore in 2002…Was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, and finished 4th in the voting (660 points)…Shattered school season records, as he carried 282 times for 1,753 yards (6.2 avg.) and 28 TDs, breaking the previous marks of 1,416 yards and 17 scores by Edgerrin James in 1998…In Division IA history, only Nebraska’s Mike Rozier (29 in 1983) and Oklahoma State’s Barry Sanders (37 in 1988) ran for more TDs in a season…His 10 100-yard performances broke the old Hurricane season-record of 8 (Ottis Anderson, 1978)…Added 350 yards on 24 receptions (14.6 avg)…Gained 2,108 all-purpose yards, breaking the old Miami season-record of 1,708 by Anderson in 1978…His 204 yards on 24 attempts against Florida, as he joined Lorenzo Roan (249 vs. East Carolina in 1980) and Edgerrin James (271 vs. Boston College in 1977 and 299 vs. UCLA in 1998) as the only players in school history to rush for over 200 yards in a game…With his 205-yard effort and 6-TDs vs. Virginia Tech, he became the 1st player in school history to rush for over 200 yards twice in the same season...Those 6 TDs broke the old school game-record of 5, set by Bill L’Italien vs. Piedmont in 1933…Saw action in 8 games at reserve tailback behind starter Clinton Portis as a freshman in 2001…Finished with 67 carries for 314 yards (4.7 avg.) and 3 TDs…Also had 35 yards on a KOR...Redshirted in 2000...Majored in criminology at Miami.

Career Stats:



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Willis McGahee


Position: RB

Team: Baltimore Ravens

Uniform Number: 23

Years in League: 5

Age: 25

Height: 6'0"

Weight: 232 lbs.

College: University of Miami

Selection: 1st Round, 23rd pick

Drafted By: Buffalo Bills

NFL Debut: Spent most of 2003 on the NFI list, marked the 2nd-most yards in Bills history for a 1st-year RB in 2004

Salary: $40.1 million over 5 years, $15 million signing bonus

Date of Birth: 10/20/81

Place of Birth: Miami, FL

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