Kaleb McGary
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McGary in 2019
No. 76 – Atlanta Falcons
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1995-02-22) February 22, 1995 (age 27)
Battle Ground, Washington
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:306 lb (139 kg)
Career information
High school:Fife (Fife, Washington)
College:Washington (2014–2018)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 31
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Games played:46
Games started:45
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Kaleb McGary (born February 22, 1995) is an American football offensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Washington.

Early years

McGary originally attended Battle Ground High School in Battle Ground, Washington. Before his sophomore season, his family moved to Fife High School in Fife, Washington.[1] He played offensive line, tight end and defensive line in high school.[2] He committed to the University of Washington to play college football.[3]

College career

McGary played at Washington from 2014 to 2018.[4] During his collegiate career, he started 47 of 53 games. As a senior, he won the Morris Trophy.[5]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 7+18 in
(2.01 m)
317 lb
(144 kg)
32+78 in
(0.84 m)
10+18 in
(0.26 m)
5.05 s 1.75 s 2.95 s 4.58 s 7.66 s 33.5 in
(0.85 m)
9 ft 3 in
(2.82 m)
23 reps
All values from NFL Combine[6][7][8]

McGary was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons with the 31st overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.[9] The Falcons traded up from the second round with the Los Angeles Rams to acquire the selection used to draft McGary. After splitting reps with Ty Sambrailo at right tackle in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings, McGary was named the Falcons starting right tackle.[10] As a rookie, he started all 16 games for the Falcons in the 2019 season.[11]

McGary started 13 of 16 games in 2020 for the Falcons.[12] He was injured in week 2 against Dallas and left the game. He would sit out the next game but return to the starting lineup in Week 4 versus Green Bay. McGary was unavailable for Atlanta's Week 14 loss to the Chargers, and had missed five consecutive practices while attending to a family matter.

On May 2, 2022, the Falcons declined to pick up the fifth year option on McGary's contract, making him a free agent after the season.[13]

References

  1. ^ Bell, Gregg (March 2, 2019). "The astounding story of how UW lineman Kaleb McGary got from farm to Fife to the NFL combine". The News Tribune. McClatchy. Retrieved September 13, 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Caple, Christian (August 22, 2016). "Kaleb McGary makes most of switch to Huskies' offensive line". The Spokesman-Review. Cowles Company. Retrieved September 13, 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Jude, Adam (February 3, 2014). "Fife four-star offensive lineman Kaleb McGary commits to UW". The Seattle Times. The Seattle Times Company. Retrieved September 13, 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Kaleb McGary College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  5. ^ Jude, Adam (December 10, 2018). "Greg Gaines, Kaleb McGary named Morris Trophy winners as Huskies sweep Pac-12 linemen awards". The Seattle Times. The Seattle Times Company. Retrieved September 13, 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Kaleb McGary Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. March 1, 2019. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  7. ^ "2019 Draft Scout Kaleb McGary, Washington NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  8. ^ "Kaleb McGary 2019 NFL Draft Profile". insider.espn.com. Retrieved March 27, 2022.
  9. ^ Bergman, Jeremy (April 25, 2019). "Falcons trade into first round to grab Kaleb McGary". National Football League. Retrieved April 26, 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ Conway, Kelsey (September 10, 2019). "Falcons depth chart: Kaleb McGary, Jamon Brown named starters". Atlanta Falcons. Retrieved September 13, 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ "Kaleb McGary 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  12. ^ "Kaleb McGary 2020 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  13. ^ Choate, Dave (May 2, 2022). "Falcons pass on Kaleb McGary's 5th year option". The Falcoholic. Retrieved May 2, 2022.