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AT STANFORD: Fifth-year senior...leader of Stanford's secondary who has led the team in tackles each of the last two seasons...tough, aggressive, hard-nosed player who has emerged as one of the top safeties in the Pac-10 Conference...his work ethic, competiveness and enthusiasm for the game have earned immense respect from his teammates...consistent player who has a knack for making big plays...ranks as Stanford's active career leader in interceptions (8) and total tackles (211)...also has 14.0 tackles-for-loss and 4.0 sacks in his 36-game career, which includes 25 starts...enters his final season needing one interception to enter Stanford's all-time career top-10 list...has three career touchdowns to his credit, including two on interception returns and one on a fake field goal attempt.
2008 (SENIOR): Served as the team's co-captain along with Alex Fletcher...led the team in tackles for a second straight season...finished with 76 total tackles, including 53 solo...also had a career-high four interceptions...tied for fourth on the squad with 6.0 tackles-for-loss...finished tied for fourth in the Pac-10 in interceptions per game (0.33)...recorded his first interception of the season in the opener against Oregon State...picked off a Lyle Moevao pass and returned it 34 yards for a touchdown to give Stanford a 36-20 lead with 9:36 left in the game...marked his second career interception return for a TD (at Washington, 2006)...also had interceptions against UCLA, Washington State and California...had a season-high nine tackles at Notre Dame, including five solo efforts...had a team-high eight tackles at Oregon...also scored his third career touchdown on a fake field goal in the second quarter...raced 17 yards untouched into the end zone to tie the game, 17-17...matched his season-high with a nine-tackle effort against USC...totaled 23 tackles, including 19 solo stops, in the last three games against Oregon (8), USC (9) and Cal (6).
2007 (JUNIOR): Honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection...started all 12 games at free safety and led the team with 114 tackles, including 71 solo efforts...led or co-led the team in tackles seven times during the season...was second on the team in interceptions (2) and passes defended (8) and ranked third in pass breakups (6)...also added 7.5 tackles-for-loss, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble (TCU), a fumble recovery (Washington State) and a quarterback hurry...averaged 9.5 tackles per game which ranked second in the Pac-10 and 41st nationally...had six double-figure tackle games, including a career-high 15 stops in the season opener against UCLA...tallied 11 tackles (8 solo) the next week against San Jose State to earn Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week honors...recorded 10 tackles in three consecutive games vs. USC, TCU and Arizona...finished with 13 tackles against Cal in the Big Game...secured the victory at USC with an interception on the Trojans final drive...had a career-high-tying 1.5 TFL against Notre Dame and Cal.
2006 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games and made one start at Washington...finished with 21 tackles, including 12 solo...had six tackles in each of the last two games against Oregon State and Cal...had nine solo efforts in those two games, including five vs. Oregon State and four at California...picked off a pair of passes in Stanford's win at Washington, including a 49-yard return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
2005 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Highland High School in Salt Lake City, Utah...played quarterback and free safety...named to PrepStar's All-Midland's team as one of the top recruits in the region...two-time first team all-state quarterback...rushed for over 1,600 yards and scored 16 touchdowns, threw for over 800 yards with eight more TDs in Highland's triple-option offense...had six interceptions and 75 tackles as a free safety...also earned all-state honors as a safety...rushed for over 1,800 yards and 20 touchdowns and threw for over 500 yards with five touchdowns as a junior...contributed five interceptions and 45 tackles, as well...gained 650 yards and scored eight TDs as a sophomore running back...three-year basketball letterwinner...also competed in the long jump and 100 meters in track and field...region champion in the long jump as a sophomore...academic all-state nominee following his senior season...comes from an athletic family...his grandfather, Dave, pitched for the Baltimore Orioles (1962-75) and his uncle Mike is a professional golfer...father, Jeff, and mother, Catherine, both graduated from Stanford in 1985...father played baseball under head coach Mark Marquess...his mother earned her Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 2005...is joined on the team by his younger brother Liam...majoring in classics.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Highland High School in Salt Lake City, Ut...played quarterback and free safety...named to PrepStar's All-Midland's team as one of the top recruits in the region...two-time first team all-state quarterback...rushed for over 1,600 yards and scored 16 touchdowns, threw for over 800 yards with eight more TDs in Highland's Park triple option offense...had six interceptions and 75 tackles as a free safety...also earned all-state honors as a safety...rushed for over 1,800 yards and 20 touchdowns and threw for over 500 yards with five touchdowns as a junior...contributed five interceptions and 45 tackles, as well...gained 650 yards and scored eight TDs as a sophomore running back...three-year basketball letterwinner...also competed in the long jump and 100 meters in track and field...region champion in the long jump as a sophomore...academic all-state nominee following his senior season...comes from an athletic family...his grandfather, Dave, pitched for the Baltimore Orioles (1962-75) and his uncle Mike is a professional golfer...father, Jeff and mother, Catherine, both graduated from Stanford in 1985...his mother earned her Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 2005... majoring in classical studies.
McNALLY'S CAREER STATISTICS
Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS
2006 12-1 12 9 21 0.5-5 0.5-5 2-49
2007 12-12 71 43 114 1.5-11 7.5-35 2-46
2008 12-12 53 23 76 2.0-22 6.0-33 4-65
Totals 36-25 136 75 211 4.0-38 14.0-73 8-160
McNally's Career Highs
Tackles: 15 vs. UCLA, Sept. 1, 2007
Tackles for Loss: 2.0 at Notre Dame, Oct. 4, 2008
Sacks: 1.0 three times; last vs. USC, Nov. 15, 2008
Interceptions: 2 at Washington, Nov. 11, 2006

 

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