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HISTORY — from college profile
A physical, big-target wide receiver who transferred from Southern Cal to Tennessee and has made an immediate impact in the Vols offense in 2022 … Has excelled as a regular starter for the Vols and is just two receptions shy of 50 for his first season on Rocky Top ... Enrolled at UT in May 2022 and has two years of eligibility remaining, including this season … Seeks to continue the pipeline of successful transfer wide receivers into Tennessee … Originally enrolled at Southern Cal before spending the spring of 2018 at Texas and then returning to USC for three seasons … Was USC teammates with VFL and NFL standout Velus Jones Jr. and current UT place kicker Chase McGrath … Entered the collegiate ranks after a five-star, All-American prep career at powerhouse Mater Dei in California ... Played in 17 career games and made 14 starts (6/3 at USC, 11/11 at UT).
2022 (rs jr): Has a catch in every game this season he has played in and enters the Orange Bowl with 48 receptions for 619 yards in 2022 ... Snared a tipped pass in the end zone with 12 seconds left in the first half at South Carolina (11/19) and finished with three catches for 19 yards ... Tallied his third 100-yard receiving game of the season, posting 111 yards on a career-high nine receptions in the win over Missouri (11/12) ... Eclipsed both the 500- and 600-yard mark for the season against the Tigers, reeling in four catches of 15 or more yards against Mizzou and starting the game with a 38-yard connection with Hooker, his longest reception of the afternoon ... Hauled in six catches for the second straight game and finished with 38 yards at #3 Georgia (11/5) ... Logged six receptions for 54 yards against #19 Kentucky (10/29) and now sits just 49 yards away from 500 this season ... Had two catches for 38 yards against #3 Alabama (10/15), none bigger than his 27-yard grab over the middle with two seconds remaining to set up fellow USC transfer Chase McGrath’s game-winning FG ... Continued his tremendous play with another career day at #25 LSU (10/8), setting career highs with seven receptions for 140 yards, 70 yards coming after the catch ... Had a breakout game against #20 Florida (9/24), posting 102 receiving yards and a touchdown catch on five receptions ... Posted a career-long 70-yard reception and finished with his first career 100+ yard game against the Gators ... Recorded his first touchdown reception at Tennessee on a 32-yard connection with Hendon Hooker in the second quarter at #17 Pitt (9/10), marking the longest catch of his career ... Finished the Pitt game with four catches for 58 yards ... Started at wide receiver in his Tennessee debut in the season-opening win vs. Ball State (9/1), catching three passes for 42 yards, including a 20-yard reception to start the second quarter.
2021 (rs soph): Did not play in any contests.
2020 (rs - fr): Made an immediate impact as a redshirt freshman at USC, appearing in all six games with three starts during the COVID-19 shortened season … Starts came against Utah, Washington State and Oregon … Tallied 21 receptions for 236 yards (11.2 avg) with two touchdowns and recovered a fumbled onside kick (and caught another one) … Has five catches for 51 yards with a 26-yard TD on fourth down with 2:52 to play off a tipped ball and then he recovered the ensuing onside kick that led to USC’s game-winning drive against Arizona State (11/7) … Caught three passes for 25 yards at Arizona (11/14) … Delivered a game-high five receptions for 66 yards at Utah (11/21), an 8-yard reception against Washington State (12/6) and a 10-yard catch at UCLA (12/12) … Hauled in six catches for 76 yards with a short TD and recovered an onside kick against Oregon (12/18).
2019 (fr): Redshirted as a true freshman in 2019 … Originally signed with USC in December 2018 and enrolled for the 2019 spring semester, but several weeks later transferred to Texas and participated in 2019 spring practice there … Transferred back to USC in the summer of 2019.
High school: Attended Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, CA) ... A 5-star prospect ranked the No. 2 overall player in the state of California in the 247Sports Composite for the Class of 2019 … Considered the nation’s No. 12 overall prospect by Rivals.com … Named 2018 Maxwell Football Club Offensive National High School Player of the Year, Max Preps National Player of the Year, USA Today All-USA first team, PrepStar Dream Team, Max Preps All-American first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports California Mr. Football, USA Today All-California first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Orange County Register Fab 15, All-CIF Division 1 Offensive Player of the Year, Los Angeles Times All-Area Player of the Year and Orange County Register Offensive Player of the Year as a senior wide receiver and linebacker at Mater Dei High in Santa Ana, California … In 2018, had 78 receptions for 1,428 yards (18.3 avg) with 18 touchdowns to go along with a 13-yard TD run on offense and 13 tackles, including 6.5 for losses (with five sacks), two pass breakups and two forced fumbles on defense … Member of a 2018 Mater Dei team that was 13-2 and won the prep national championship … As a junior in 2017, made the MaxPreps Junior All-American second team, USA Today All-California second team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Juniors first team, All-CIF Division 1 and Orange County Register All-Orange County third team as he had 46 receptions for 770 yards (16.7 avg) with 11 scores along with 23 tackles, two sacks and a deflection … Mater Dei went 15-0 in 2017, won the California CIF Division 1 title and the California State Open Division crown and was named the prep national champions … As a 2016 sophomore, made the Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomores first team as he caught 28 passes for 407 yards (14.5 avg) with five touchdowns … Also logged 13 tackles, including seven for losses with six sacks and a deflection.
Full name is Horace Lee McCoy III … Goes by Bru … Born on June 22, 2000 … His father, Horace McCoy II, was a tight end at Northern Illinois (1994) and his mother, Shelby, was a record-setting four-time (1991-94) All-Conference setter for Northern Illinois volleyball … Instagram handle is @brumccoy.
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