Tarantino’s Player Of The Week – DeNarius McGhee
Congratulations to our Tarantino\’s Player of the Week…well deserved, don’t you think! Check out all of his accomplishments…
Montana State (2012) Named to the Preseason Walter Payton Award Watch List for the top players in the FCS.
Sports Network Third Team Preseason All-America.
Nominee for Allstate AFCA Good Works team. (2011)
Answered his spectacular freshman season with a solid sophomore campaign… threw for 2,799 yards, fourth in school history, and 23 touchdowns, tied for second in school history… his .610 completion percentage was third in MSU annals.
Second Team All-Big Sky.
Big Sky Player of the Week for performance at Portland State.
Tabbed as preseason All-Big Sky and All-America quarterback.
First sophomore in school history to serve as a team captain. (2010)
Posted one the finest seasons by a Bobcat quarterback in program history, throwing 3,163 yards, the third-best season in school history and the best ever by a freshman.
Earned Big Sky Offensive MVP honors, the first Bobcat so honored since Kelly Bradley in 1984.
The first Bobcat voted the league’s top newcomer since 2004.
Already 10th on MSU’s career passing list.
Logged two 400-yard passing games as a freshman (Idaho State, NC), and threw for four touchdowns twice (Sac State, NC).
Threw 23 touchdown strikes, second-most in school history.
Led MSU to nine wins, second-highest total in school history.
Started all 12 games.
Named National Freshman of the Year by College Football Performance Awards, MSU’s Sonny Holland Offensive MVP.
(2009) Redshirted… earned the program’s Top Offensive Scout award for 2009.
High School Earned All-District 5-5A and honorable mention all-state honors as a senior, leading team to 5A Division I State Championship… was team MVP and John Reddell Sportsmanship Award winner… also a standout in baseball, basketball and track… helped lead his basketball squad to a state title as a junior.
Academics and Community Service: A marketing major in MSU’s outstanding College of Business…. Student council member in high school… has volunteered in the Bozeman community for the Relay for Life, Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Montana, Chief Joseph Middle School and a pair of elementary schools (Morning Star and Hyalite)… earned MSU’s Robert Tierney Award for community involvement and citizenship… chaired the Promotion and Advertising Committee of the First MSU Blue and Gold Ball in the spring of 2012… serves on the MSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee… worked as an intern at Bozeman’s local ABC/Fox affiliate during the summer of 2012… pledged the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity during the spring of 2012.