Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Eagles, McCoy agree on 4-year deal

The Eagles have agreed to terms with their second round draft choice, running back LeSean McCoy, on a four year contract.

A shifty running back with a knack for finding the end zone, McCoy amassed 3,365 total yards from scrimmage and 36 total touchdowns during a productive two-year career at Pittsburgh. McCoy registered 2,816 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns on 584 carries (4.8 yards per carry), while catching 65 passes for 549 yards and one score.

A second-team All-America selection in 2008, McCoy become just the third player in school history to post multiple 1,000-yard rushing campaigns, joining Tony Dorsett and Curvin Richards. McCoy also broke an NCAA record for most touchdowns by a player in their freshman and sophomore seasons, topping the old mark of 34 scores by WR Larry Fitzgerald (2002-03), also a product of Pittsburgh.

McCoy also enjoyed a storied career at Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, PA, where he became one of the most prolific rushers in Pennsylvania high school history. He twice earned first-team, all-state honors from the Associated Press and was selected state player of the year as a junior.

The Eagles have now come to terms with seven of the eight members of their 2009 draft class.

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