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Cassanova McKinzy
Cassanova  McKinzy


Birmingham, Ala.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 253


Public Administration


45 Auburn athletes named to academic honor roll

Honor roll


Jake Holland a Veteran Presence as Auburn Linebacker

He had 73 tackles last season and has 121 in his career


A Very Special Week

Chizik press conference remarks


Auburn vs. Georgia Post-game Quotes

Auburn 38, Georgia 0


Auburn Loses at Vanderbilt 17-13


11-1-14 Ole Miss vs Auburn Football

11-1-14 Ole Miss vs Auburn Football


Auburn vs. South Carolina

Auburn vs. South Carolina


Auburn Football at Mississippi State

Auburn Football at Mississippi State


9-18-14 Kansas State vs Auburn Football

9-18-14 Kansas State vs Auburn Football


9-6-14 San Jose State vs Auburn Football

9-6-14 San Jose State vs Auburn Football

2015 | Third-year starter at MLB … now playing buck LB … 263 career tackles … TFL, six tackles vs. Louisville … career best 13 stops, 3.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks and a forced fumble in the Jacksonville State game … nine tackles at LSU … first game at buck was San José State, recording four tackles, a sack and three QB hurries … six tackles at Arkansas … nine tackles, 2.0 TFL, sack, five QB hurries vs. Ole Miss … six tackles, TFL at Texas A&M … seven tackles, sack, three QB hurries vs. Georgia … eight tackles, three hurries vs. Alabama ... left Birmingham Bowl with an injury ... Bednarik Award watch list … Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list … Rotary Lombardi Award watch list … Butkus Award watch list … Senior Bowl watch list … 1st team preseason all-SEC (Phil Steele) … 2nd team all-SEC (SEC media) … 3rd team all-SEC (SEC coaches, Athlon, CFB Matrix)

2014 | Saw action in all 13 games with 12 starts ... second on the squad with 91 tackles for the season ... 189 career tackles ... six tackles, sack, two TFL and forced an Arkansas fumble ... team-best 10 tackles vs. San José State ... four tackles at Kansas State ... team-best nine tackles, TFL vs. Louisiana Tech; left that game with a possible concussion ... team-best six tackles vs. LSU ... five tackles and a TFL at Mississippi State ... interception, six tackles, 2.5 TFL against South Carolina ... fumble recovery in the endzone in the last minute of the game, six tackles, 1.5 TFL at Ole Miss ... team-best 12 tackles vs. Texas A&M, with a TFL and two QB hurries ... team-best nine tackles, one TFL at Georgia ... seven tackles vs. Samford ... two solo stops at Alabama ... nine tackles vs. Wisconsin in Outback Bowl ... preseason all-SEC third team (SEC media, Athlon); fourth team (Phil Steele)

2013 | Starter at will linebacker ... led the team in tackles (75), the first underclassman to do so since 2008 ... 8.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks for season ... eight tackles against Arkansas State ... team-best eight tackles, 1.5 sacks (-5), 2.5 TFL at LSU ... two tackles, TFL, QB hurry before a neck stinger forced him out of the Ole Miss game ... solo tackle against Western Carolina ... four tackles at Texas A&M ... four tackles and a TFL against Florida Atlantic ... first career interception and seven tackles at Arkansas ... led team with 10 tackles in Tennessee win ... four tackles, TFL against Georgia ... three tackles, TFL in win over Alabama ... team-high 10 tackles in SEC Championship Game vs. No. 5 Missouri ... led Auburn with nine tackles in BCS title game ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Mike Kolen Award as Auburn's leading tackler 2012 | True freshman who became a contributor at middle linebacker ... saw first action vs. ULM ... made first career start at Vanderbilt, recording 12 tackles, second-best for an AU player in his first start since 2004 ... also forced and recovered a Commodore fumble ... pair of tackles vs. Texas A&M ... team-high seven tackles as a starter against Georgia

High School | Linebacker from Woodlawn High in Birmingham ... High School Coach: Bruce Breland ... 19th-ranked outside linebacker nationally, ninth-ranked player from the state of Alabama and 245th-ranked player in the country according to ... ranked 10th at the middle linebacker position nationally, 11th overall in the state of Alabama and 260th nationally according to ... No. 22-ranked outside linebacker nationally, 10th-ranked player from the state of Alabama and 205th-ranked player in the country by ... ranked 31st at outside linebacker nationally and 15th-ranked player from the state of Alabama according to ... named an All-American as No. 5-ranked prospect from Alabama and No. 15 nationally among linebackers according to SuperPrep ... ranked 10th on the Birmingham News' list of 2012 Super Seniors ... ranked 89th on the Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... selected to the ESPN All-Alabama Football Team prior to his senior season ... honorable mention 5A Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State team ... four-star prospect according to Rivals, Scout, ESPN and ... participated in the 2012 Offense-Defense All-American Game ... recorded 113 tackles (with 21 TFL) plus one sack, one forced fumble and one INT (returned for a TD) in his senior season

Personal | Birthday is November 17 ... son of Joann Brown and Charles Drake ... Major: Public Administration ... received his bachelor's degree in December, 2015

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