Tanner McKee
Stanford Cardinal – No. 18
PositionQuarterback
ClassJunior
Personal information
Born: (2000-04-27) April 27, 2000 (age 22)
Irvine, California
Height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career history
College
High schoolCentennial (Corona, California)

Tanner Jeremie McKee (born April 27, 2000) is an American football quarterback for the Stanford Cardinal.

High school career

McKee attended Centennial High School in Corona, California. He played in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl and 2018 Polynesian Bowl, where he was named MVP.[1][2] McKee committed to Stanford University to play college football.[3]

College career

McKee spent two years on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before playing at Stanford.[4][5][6] His first season with the team was 2020, in which he played in one game, completing three passes for 62 yards against then 12th-ranked Oregon. McKee competed with Jack West for the starting job in 2021. Although West started during the season opener against Kansas State, McKee still attempted 18 passes, completing 15 of them for 118 yards and a touchdown.[7] He was named the starter for the following week's game against Southern California (USC).[8][9] In just his 4th collegiate start, McKee led the unranked Cardinal to a miraculous upset victory against the #3 ranked Oregon Ducks, throwing 3 touchdowns and spearheading an 87-yard game-tying drive at the end of the 4th quarter.[10]

Statistics

Legend
Bold Career high
Year Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
2020 3 7 42.9 62 0 0 117.3 0 0 0.0 0
2021 139 215 64.7 1,722 14 3 150.6 46 51 1.1 3
Total 142 222 64.0 1,784 14 3 149.6 46 51 1.1 3

References

  1. ^ "Centennial's Tanner McKee receives U.S. Army All-American Bowl invitation". September 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "Tanner McKee, Kyler Gordon lead Team Makai to Polynesian Bowl win". January 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "Corona Centennial quarterback Tanner McKee to play for Stanford after two-year Mormon mission". Los Angeles Times. February 8, 2018.
  4. ^ Mazeika, Vytas (February 8, 2018). "Top Stanford football recruit won't wear uniform until 2020".
  5. ^ Call, Jeff (September 15, 2019). "Stanford's prize quarterback signee Tanner McKee is 6,000 miles away and not focused on football. Here's why". Deseret News.
  6. ^ Judd, Brandon (September 23, 2021). "How Tanner McKee says Latter-day Saint mission helped him step in as Stanford's starting QB". Deseret News.
  7. ^ Simmons, Rusty (September 3, 2021). "Stanford opens football season throwing its own QB rotation at Kansas State". San Francisco Chronicle.
  8. ^ "Stanford to start McKee, avoid QB shuffle vs. USC". ESPN.com. September 7, 2021.
  9. ^ "Stanford will have a different starting quarterback for USC game". September 7, 2021.
  10. ^ "Stanford rallies late to beat No. 3 Oregon 31-24 in OT". AP NEWS. 2021-10-02. Retrieved 2021-10-06.