Cassanova McKinzy
Cassanova McKinzy


Birmingham, Ala.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 249


Public Administration

2014 | 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 Rivals.com ... ranked 10th at the middle linebacker position nationally, 11th overall in the state of Alabama and 260th nationally according to Scout.com ... No. 22-ranked outside linebacker nationally, 10th-ranked player from the state of Alabama and 205th-ranked player in the country by 247Sports.com ... ranked 31st at outside linebacker nationally and 15th-ranked player from the state of Alabama according to ESPN.com ... 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 247Sports.com ... 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

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