23 Elijah McKoy
23 Elijah McKoy
Height: 6-2
Weight: 225
Year: So.
Hometown: Rome, Ga.
High School: Darlington School
Position: ILB

2018 Game-By-Game Summary

2017 — Put together a high impact inaugural season, seeing action in 12 games and making 10 starts... played a key role in Furman’s 8-5 season that netted a FCS playoff berth and No. 19 ranking in the STATS FCS Final Poll...finished third on the team with 81 tackles...named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team in voting by head coaches...was thrust into the lineup after early season ending injuries to starters Dillon Woodruff, Alex Burch, and A.K. Olusanya...tallied eight tackles in his career debut against Elon...earned his first career start two weeks later versus Colgate (45-14 win), totaling seven tackles, a tackle for-loss, and two pass breakups...win over Colgate coincided with the start of a seven-game winning streak...credited with 10 tackles and tackle for-loss against East Tennessee State (56-35 win)...finished the campaign with a season high 11 tackles and forced fumble against Wofford in second round FCS playoff action.

2017 Game-By-Game Summary

High School: 2017 graduate of Darlington (1A) School, where he was a teammate of fellow Paladin signees Landon Lawrence and Jake Walker for the 2014 & ‘15 seasons...two-way standout who played running back, cornerback, and safety...recorded eight interceptions and scored 25 touchdowns in his career...served as team captain and was a first team all-area and all-region honoree as a defensive back in 2016, helping key Darlington to an 8-5 record and second round state playoff appearance...2016 Georgia Northwest All-Star Game selection...member of 2015 Darlington squad that went 10-2 and won 7-2A region championship...also played basketball and competed in track & field.

Personal: Full name is Elijah Edward McKoy...born November 27, 1998, in Rome, Georgia...son of Pat Kidd and Ray McKoy...has two sisters, Marissa and Tlia...cousin, Goldie Cooper, played soccer for Charleston Southern...another cousin, Will Parks, played collegiate football at Arizona...undeclared major.