Ohio Football

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Senior Salute: Joey McCafferty

By Greg Shoemaker | Featured Analyst

Joey McCafferty was the SWBL Southwestern Receiver of the Year.

Joey McCafferty had a sensational senior campaign at Eaton being named the SWBL Southwestern Receiver of the Year after hauling in 62 receptions for 910 yards, eight receiving touchdowns, 110 yards rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.

McCafferty finishes his career in Purple and Gold with 98 receptions for 1,238 receiving yards, 2,138 all-purpose and 23 total touchdowns. The Eagles went a combined 20-3 over his junior and senior years as a starter.

On special teams he blocked a kick, returned two punts for scores and amassed 457 total return yards.

From his inside linebacker position on defense he was in on 89 total tackles with 14 tackles for losses, 2.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one interception and had six pass break ups.

FROM THE SIDLINES: “Joey plays the game with a contagious energy and enthusiasm. He is very athletic and intelligent and uses both to his advantage in all phases of the game. Joey understands the big picture and made adjustments on the fly on both sides of the ball. His speed and explosiveness made him a threat as a slot receiver and inside linebacker.

Joey plays the game physically and enjoys contact. As a captain he was a leader on and off the field. Joey has the same energy and enthusiasm off the field. He is an outstanding student and keeps his classes interesting with his questions and comments. Joey is a diligent worker in whatever activity in which he participates. Our student body counts on Joey to be a leader.” – Ron Neanen, Eaton head coach

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