Reflecting on All-Time Adrian Great WR Jerron McGaw

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A graduate of Thomas Carr Howe High School, the Indianapolis, Indiana native is listed on the Bulldogs roster as 5’7″. His frame is one that struck fear into the heart of his opponents, as he zipped up and down sidelines across the Midwest, terrorizing defenses for three years after his coming out party in his Sophomore season. Nicknamed “Champ,” he will be remembered as one of the greatest athletes in Adrian College history after stringing together a series of dazzling performances during his time on the campus.

180 Career Receptions  |  2,974 Total Receiving Yards  |  28 Total Touchdowns

McGaw’s Senior year led to him being named a three-time all-conference standout. That included first team honors in each of his last two seasons. He led the MIAA with a school-record 12 receiving touchdowns (16th in nation) and conference-best 1,079 yards (14th in nation) and 55 receptions. He ended his Adrian career first in receiving TDs (27) and second in both receptions (180) and yards (2,974).

McGaw was separated from other players at his position by the combination of speed and quickness he possessed. Great awareness and excellent body control when playing the ball in the air made him unrealistic to cover on every play.

“My entire life, I’ve been doubted and overlooked and it has been my motivation. Just understand that I am always in pursuit of making the most of my opportunities,” said Champ

Freshman Season:

His Freshman season, McGaw was credited with just one game played. He had no targets. No catches. Nothing. An ineffective precursor for what was to come.

Sophomore Season:

Champ burst onto the scene nationally right away in his second year. He dazzled as an underclassmen, with 55 total receptions, good for 662 yards and five receiving touchdowns as well. He also carried the ball for an additional 41 yards on the ground. He played in every Bulldog contest in the 2016-2017 season.

Junior Season:

In his Junior season, he had been established as the fastest player on the team. A total of 70 catches led to the story of one of the greatest seasons in program history. He tallied 1,233 yards. If football isa game of inches, McGaw is a winner, as his yardage equaled out to 45,000 inches. He finished with 11 total touchdowns, with just one of them coming on a rush.

Senior Season:

Jerron’s career came to a great finish. 12 total touchdowns and 1,079 receiving yards were overshadowed by the greatest receiving performance is school history against Buffalo State. McGaw finished the contest with 256 yards receiving and five touchdowns, the latter of which tied a single-game program record.

Career Statistics:

180 Receptions  |  2,974 Total Receiving Yards  |  28 Total Touchdowns

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