A definite part of the '99 mix at fullback, where Joey Goodspeed, Tom Lopienski and Jason Murray all could also play roles in filling vacancy left by graduated starter Jamie Spencer . . . proved he had a role to play right away as freshman in '98 . . . excellent runner who has worked hard to perfect blocking skills . . . solid, all-around athlete with skills to make even greater impact this fall . . . finished strong last spring, with 46 rushing yards on 11 carries to lead Gold unit in '99 Blue-Gold spring finale.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 11 games in '98 as rookie Irish fullback, including vs. Georgia Tech in '99 Gator Bowl . . . worked mainly in short-yardage and goal-line situations as blocking back . . . merited playing time in every '98 contest except LSU . . . made 30 regular-season special team appearances.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: USA Today first-team prep All-American . . . rated 20th best player nationally by Chicago Sun-Times and 47th best player by The Sporting News . . . rated one of top 100 players nationally by Dallas Morning News . . . first team selection on Best of the West team by Long Beach Press-Telegram . . . earned three letters in football at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif.. . . . rushed for school-record 2,671 yards as senior in '97, carrying 336 times and scoring 33 touchdowns . . . career totals included 4,112 rushing yards, 563 carries and 55 TDs while helping team to three straight league crowns . . . led team to Southern Section Division I California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) title and was named CIF player of the year . . . Orange County Register co-player of the year . . . captain of team and MVP as senior . . . helped team to state title as junior and combined three-year record of 39-1 . . . also played linebacker, making 54 tackles, nine sacks as junior . . . two-time first-team all-state and all-CIF . . . rushed for 1,269 yards and 18 TDs as junior . . . selected for California-Texas Shrine prep all-star game and Orange County all-star game . . . earned four letters in track (sprints) . . . has run 21.17 in 200 (he won state title as junior), 10.55 in 100 and 4.36 in 40 as track sprint standout . . . ranked in top 10 nationally in 100 and 200 as both junior and senior . . . CIF champion as senior in 100 and 200, as junior in 200 . . . helped team to three straight league titles in track while earning all-league honors each of those seasons . . . captain of track team as senior . . . selected as South Coast League athlete of the year . . . from same high school as senior Irish defensive tackle Brad Williams . . . father Kevin is speed development specialist who works with various professional athletes and teams after running track at Stanford collegiately . . . full name is Michael Kevin McNair . . . second oldest of four children . . . born 3-24-80 in Orange, Calif. . . . enrolled in College of Business Administration.