Def. End/Tight End
HIGH SCHOOL Standout two-way player for one of top private schools in Tennessee... Started at tight end since freshman year; started at defensive end and TE since junior campaign... As senior, helped Brentwood Academy to Division II semifinals and 8-5 record, contributing 35 tackles and five QB sacks as a defensive lineman and 10 receptions for 105 yards and 1 TD as a tight end... Named to Nashville Tennessean's "All-Dream Team" and All-State by state sports writers... As junior, posted 42 tackles and 12 QB sacks at DE... Started as post in basketball, and contributed to state title team as sophomore... Sprinter/thrower as three-year letterwinner in track & field, helping squad to three straight state titles.
PERSONAL Thad Cante McHaney... Born Oct. 15, 1990... Son of Howard McHaney and Chandra McHaney... Has two brothers, Renauld and Johnny... Dad works for Napa Auto Parts; mom is employed at United Parcel Service... Participates in school's Big Brother/Big Sister program and FCA chapter... Enjoys drawing.
BRENTWOOD ACADEMY HEAD COACH RALPH POTTER
"Thad is a big, tall guy now and he's going to grow a lot more. Without doubt, his best football days are ahead of him.
"He's a big athlete right now, a guy that runs the 200 on our track team. I think that fact alone says a lot.
"With his size and quickness, Thad's ability to rush off the edge is going to get better and better with time. I really think it's just a matter of Thad refining his techniques, and going bigger and stronger. He's full of potential."