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20 Solomon McGinty

Class: Senior Position: LB Height: 6-2 Weight: 220 Previous School: Navasota HS (Tyler Junior College) Hometown: Navasota, Texas

2016 (Jr.):
• Team captain
• Big South Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 12)
• Competed in all 11 games, starting the first 10 contests of the year at Spur
• Finished season ranked fourth on the team with 52 tackles (31 solo, 21 assisted), including 5.5 tackles for a loss and one sack
• Intercepted two passes for 43 yards, and also forced two fumbles
• Tied for team-high honors with eight stops against Jacksonville, while adding two TFLs, two forced fumbles and an interception
• Recorded six tackles (three solo, three assisted) at SMU
• Returned his second career interception at Liberty 33 yards for a touchdown against Robert Morris
• Made seven tackles in win at Presbyterian, including a tackle for loss
• Registered first career sack against No. 14 Charleston Southern

Previous School:
• Transferred to Liberty from Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas
• Played two seasons at Tyler Junior College, helping the Apaches advance to the semifinals of the SWJCFC Playoffs in 2015
• Finished his final season at Tyler Junior College with 57 tackles and two interceptions while earning second-team all-conference honors

Prep:
• Three-year letter-winner at Navasota High School
• Played wide receiver and linebacker during his junior and senior seasons
• Earned all-state honors as a wide receiver and honorable mention all-state honors as a linebacker during his final two seasons at Navasota High School
• Totaled 1,342 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns on 70 receptions as a junior
• Finished his senior season with 1,789 receiving yards on 89 catches with 22 touchdowns
• Played basketball and baseball

Personal:
• Son of Solomon McGinty and Deella Williams
• Uncle, Lynn James, played for the Cincinnati Bengals (1990-91) and Cleveland Browns (1991)
• Cousin, Marcus Maxey, played for the Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears in 2006
• Completed his graduate degree in criminal justice in May
• Currently pursuing a master's degree in human services counseling - executive leadership
• Birthday is June 2

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  • Wired Up with Solomon McGinty

  • LFSN Postgame: Solomon McGinty (11-11-17)

  • LFSN Game On Feature: Solomon McGinty (2017)

  • LFSN Postgame: Solomon McGinty (11-04-17)

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