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Entered in 1986 … 1970 graduate of North Rockland H.S. (was Haverstraw H.S. until that year) … starred in football and baseball at Haverstraw and North Rockland, then went on to a football career that included five seasons of pro football, including one in the National Football League with the Atlanta Falcons … in baseball, he was a three-time All-County center fielder and made the Daily News All-Star team his junior year … in football, under coach Ralph Cordisco, he was a two-time All-Rockland running back, a Daily News All-Star and second-team All-New York State … he earned a scholarship to the University of Rhode Island, where he was a three-time, first-team All-Yankee Conference running back … also was first-team All-East tailback in 1972 … after graduation he was an 11th-round draft choice by Atlanta in 1974 … in 1980, he was voted to the University of Rhode Island team of the decade … in his NFL rookie season, the 5-foot-11, 200-lb. McGee played two games at starting running back during a players’ strike … after it was settled, he became a kickoff return specialist and backup running back … in 1975, he played in all three pro leagues: the Falcons cut him during the exhibition season after he suffered a shoulder injury; he played with theCharlotte Hornets of the World Football League, which folded in midseason; and finished the season with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League … in 1976, he played 12 games with Ottawa, was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and led the league in kickoff return yardage … that year he played in the Grey Cup, Canada’s Super Bowl, with Ottawa defeating Saskatchewan, 23-20 … McGee played three more full seasons, 1977 to 1979, as a running back and was the CFL’s leading receiver in 1978 with 68 catches… a serious knee injury during the 1980 season ended his pro career.