Liberty's football players reported back to campus earlier this week to begin summer workouts, allowing LFSN reporter Alan York time to catch up with senior linebacker Solomon McGinty.
McGinty completed his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice in May and will begin graduate work next fall while leading Liberty's defense on the football field. He plans to pursue a master's degree in human services counseling - executive leadership.
McGinty made an immediate impact for the Flames during the 2016 season after transferring from Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas. He started all 11 games at the SPUR safety position, finishing the season ranked fourth on the team with 52 tackles (31 solo, 21 assisted).
He also tied for the team lead with two forced fumbles and was third on the squad with two interceptions. The native of Navasota, Texas, will be at the center of Liberty's defensive unit in 2017, moving from safety to linebacker for his final year at Liberty.