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Na'im McGee Career Stats
A Diablo Valley College transfer who joined SDSU in January 2014 for the spring campaign ... Finished the spring drills as the starter at the Aztec spot in Rocky Long's 3-3-5 defense, replacing three-year starter and current New York Giant Nat Berhe, where he has remained ever since ... Led the team in tackles seven times over his career (in just 31 games) ... Missed most of the season with an injury to his foot in the fifth game of the season against UNLV.
SENIOR SEASON (2016)
Had been named a “SDSU Player to Watch” by Lindy’s Sports ... Started the first five games on the season before injuring a foot missing the rest of the year ... Had 20 tackles (nine solo) with an interception and a fumble recovery ... Started once again against New Hampshire, making two tackles and an interception ... The interception - the first of his career - led to a Rashaad Penny rushing touchdown, the final score of the game ... Started again vs. California, where he had seven tackles (five solo) and his first career fumble recovery ... The fumble recovery led to a Rashaad Penny touchdown catch from Christian Chapman, giving the Aztecs a 7-0 lead ... Came up with three tackles at Northern Illinois before exiting the game in the second quarter with a stinger ... Registered eight tackles (two solo) at South Alabama ... The eight stops were tied with teammate Austin-Wyatt Thayer for the second most in the game of either team, only trailing teammate Calvin Munson’s nine tackles ... Started again vs. UNLV, but left early with a foot injury and will be sidelined for the rest of the season ... Did not travel to Fresno State because of the foot injury ... Was on the sideline in crutches for the game against San José State ... Did not travel to Utah State ... Also did not play vs. Hawai’i ... Did not travel to Nevada ... Also did not travel to Wyoming ... Was honored at the pregame senior ceremony against Colorado State, sitting out with the same injury again ... Also did not travel to Wyoming for the MW Championship once again ... Traveled to the Las Vegas Bowl, but was not able to suit up vs. Houston.
JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
Had 81 tackles (45 solo) on the season in 13 starts and 14 games overall to go along with 4.5 tackles for loss, a sack and seven pass breakups ... The 81 tackles ranked second on the team, while the seven pass breakups tied for third ... Made the start in the opener vs. San Diego, recording six tackles (all solo) and adding a pass breakup ... The six solo stops tied teammate Jake Fely for the most in the game among either team ... Made seven tackles with a PBU in another start at California ... Set a career high with 11 tackles vs. South Alabama, including a 3-yard tackle for loss ... The 11 tackles tied Damontae Kazee and Malik Smith for the most in the game ... Came up with a solo stop in another start at Penn State ...Had a solo tackle in a start vs. Fresno State ... Recorded six tackles (five solo) with a PBU at Hawai`i ... Made five stops at San José State ... Led the team with 10 tackles (five solo) against Utah State ... The 10 stops tied for the most in the game from either team ... Registered seven stops with a career-high two pass breakups and a tackle for loss at Colorado State ... The seven tackles tied for the second most on the team ... Made five tackles (three solo) vs. Wyoming with a 4-yard sack (and tackle for loss) ... It was the first sack of his career ... Came up with two stops (one solo) and a pass breakup before he was ejected from the game early in the second half with a targeting penalty ... Made one tackle (and 0.5 TFL) in the second half against Nevada after having to miss the first half with a previous targeting penalty ... Came up with a team-high and game-high-tying 10 tackles, including a 3-yard tackle for loss ... Was named the game's defensive most valuable player ... Had nine tackles, including eight solo, in the Hawai`i Bowl game vs. Cincinnati ... The nine stops tied Kyle Kelley and Kameron Kelly for the most on the team.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
Played in his first 12 career Division I games, starting the first nine, the regular season finale vs. San José State and the Poinsettia Bowl vs. Navy, only missing the Boise State contest with an injury ... Had 63 tackles (41 solo) on the season with a tackle for loss for a total of four yards, two quarterback hurries and a pass breakup ... The 63 stops ranked in a tie for third on the team, while the 41 solos were fourth, despite missing one game ... Made five tackles, including three of the solo variety, in the opener vs. Northern Arizona ... It was his first collegiate start and game played at the Division I level ... Also added a 4-yard TFL ... Came up with seven tackles (five solo) at No. 21/23 North Carolina, which tied J.J. Whittaker for second on the team ... Made four tackles (three solo) in a third straight start at Oregon State ... Had three tackles (two solo) in another start vs. UNLV ... Made four stops (three solo) in his fifth consecutive start at Fresno State ... Had six stops (two solo) in another start at New Mexico ... The six tackles were tied for the third most on the team ... Had a team-high eight tackles (five solo) in a seventh straight start against Hawai`i ... Recorded six tackles (five solo) to tie for the team lead at Nevada ... Had a career-high nine tackles (four solo) against Idaho ... The nine tackles tied Josh Gavert for the team lead and ranked in a tie for second in the game ... Also added his second quarterback hurry of the year ... Missed his first career game at SDSU vs. Boise State after sustaining a stinger vs. Idaho ... Recorded three tackles (two solo) in his first game off the bench vs. Air Force ... Returned to the starting lineup vs. San José State, where he had three tackles (two solo) ... Started the Poinsettia Bowl vs. Navy, recording five tackles (all solo) and his first career PBU.
AT DIABLO VALLEY COLLEGE (2013)
A first-team all-conference selection in his lone season at Diablo Valley College ... Had 32 tackles (20 solos), four interceptions and a fumble recovery for a touchdown ... Was recruited by Brigham Young, Nevada, San José State and Wyoming out of DVC.
Twice earned All-America honors at St. Mary's High, where he won three letters ... Was also named all-state and all-area ... Was an all-Tri-City Athletic League selection and Defensive Player of the Year ... Led the team in tackles in two consecutive seasons as a free safety at St. Mary's High ... Was inducted into the Stockton (Calif.) Athletic Hall of Fame ... Was a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and a two-star recruit by 247sports.com ... Received a grade of 77 by 247sports ... Also lettered in basketball in high school.
Na'im McGee was born April 22, 1995, in Oakland, Calif. ... Son of Danita McGee ... Chose San Diego State over Nevada, San José State and Wyoming ... Is majoring in criminal justice.
Tackles: 11 vs. South Alabama (9/19/15)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0, five times
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Wyoming (11/14/15)
Interceptions: 1 vs. New Hampshire (9/3/16)
Pass Breakups: 2 at Colorado State (10/31/15)
Fumble Recoveries: 1 vs. California (9/10/16)