Terrence McGee’s punt and kick return abilities landed him a spot in the NFL, which turned into a 10-year career.
When Northwestern State returns home for the first time in three weeks for Saturday’s 6:07 p.m. Homecoming matchup against No. 13 Central Arkansas, McGee again will be in the Turpin Stadium spotlight as the Exchange Bank and Trust Demon Great of the Game.
A four-year starting cornerback, McGee set an NCAA record for punt return average at 23.7 yards per clip as a sophomore in 2000. Included in that average were three punt return touchdowns that helped him earn All-American honors as a return specialist that season.
Across his four-year career from 1999-2002, McGee tied the school record for pass breakups with 44, sharing the mark with former teammates Jermaine Jones. McGee also intercepted 11 career passes, a mark that is tied for ninth in school history.
A fourth-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2003, McGee spent 10 seasons with the Bills, earning All-Pro honors in 2004 and 2005 and making a Pro Bowl appearance in 2004.
He returned three kickoffs for touchdowns in 2004, including a Bills franchise-record 104-yarder against Miami on Dec. 5, 2004. McGee finished his career as the Bills franchise leader in career kick return yardage (5,450), kick return touchdowns (5), fumble return yardage (106) and passes defended (99).
A Demon Great of the Game is spotlighted at each home football game. In its first six seasons, the Great of the Game presented by Exchange Bank and Trust has honored 31 outstanding figures in the 111-year history of NSU athletics. McGee joins former NSU track and field All-American javelin thrower Latrell Frederick and All-American tight end Justin Aldredge as this season’s Demon Great of the Game honorees.
Exchange Bank and Trust has been a key supporter of NSU Athletics throughout its long history as the oldest financial institution in Louisiana.