Thad McHaney - 99
McHaney enjoyed the most playing time of his three-year career... Used as second-unit defensive end, McHaney played in all 13 games... Finished the season with seven total tackles, including a tackle for a loss against Kentucky... Contributed pair of tackles in team's victory over Army.
McHaney's production as a redshirt freshman was limited by injuries... Saw action in five games, missing multiple encounters at the start and finish of the season... As a reserve DE, was credited with one tackle on the season... That stop vs. Kentucky resulted in tackle for loss.
McHaney was a hard worker in the weight room during his first year on campus... Showed athleticism at defensive end on scout teams during redshirt campaign... Named team's top defensive scout for practice effort during the week of LSU game... Added 10 pounds to frame during redshirt season.
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.
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... Working toward a degree in Human and Organizational Development.