AS A SENIOR: Irish reserve in 2001 at fullback . . . made first 2001 appearance on special teams vs. Pittsburgh. . .played mostly on special teams in '01?recorded first five carries of his career for 15 yards vs. Navy.
AS A JUNIOR: Irish reserve in 2000 at fullback . . . saw time at backup fullback in six
games, vs. Texas A&M, Nebraska, Stanford, Boston College, Rutgers and USC
. . did not travel for Navy or West Virginia games due to hip flexor
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played briefly in '99, opener vs. Kansas, then
missed remainer of season with arch injury.
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
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
player nationally by Chicago Sun-Times and 47th best player by The
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
making 54 tackles, nine sacks as junior . . . two-time first-team
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
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 former 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
Mendoza College of Business as marketing major.
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