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53 Bernie McKeever
Bernie  McKeever

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fairfax Station, Va.

High School:
Gonzaga H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 236

Position:
LB

AT VIRGINIA: 2006-Did not appear in any games. 2005--Moved to linebacker from the secondary during training camp ...was in uniform for all six home games and the Music City Bowl, but did not play in a game. 2004--Joined the team as a walk-on wide receiver during training camp ...in uniform for all six home games and the MPC Computers Bowl, but did not appear in a game ... red-shirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Unanimous Washington Post first-team All-WCAC selection at safety for coach Kenneth Lucas at Gonzaga ... recorded more than 70 tackles, including 30 solo, four interceptions, and two forced fumbles as a senior ... named third-team All-WCAC as a junior ... led WCAC in interceptions as a junior and senior ... ranked among the Top 10 defensive players in the WCAC by MD/DC Varsity Football ... also ranked in the Top 10 for defensive backs and Top 100 among senior players ... during junior season, Gonzaga went a perfect 10-0 and captured the WCAC Championship ... recorded more than 50 tackles and six interceptions ... also earned two letters in basketball ... two-time team captain ... named Most Outstanding Player ... named team MVP ... helped squad to the 2003 City Title Championship ... also lettered in track ... inducted into the Gonzaga Athletic Hall of Fame as a key starter for the 2002 undefeated WCAC championship football team, which was the school's first undefeated team since 1926 ... also inducted into the Hall of Fame as a member of the school's championship basketball team, becoming one of only four players to be inducted into the hall for both teams ... earned Honor Roll and Dean's List honors during every academic quarter of high school (16 times) ... recipient of the Joe Kozik Award for outstanding performance and leadership.

PERSONAL: Bernard Fred McKeever, Jr. ... born 3-26-86 in Arlington, Va. ... son of Frances and Bernard McKeever ... has a younger brother, Kyle, and a younger sister, Kellie ... father played college football at Buffalo (1977-78) ... uncle Tom Nolan played football in the 1980s at Salisbury ... cousins Mike Davis (1988-92) and Matt Davis (1995-99) played football at Richmond ...sociology major.

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