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#3 David McCarty
Position: Tailback
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 207
Year: Junior
Hometown: Gansevoort, N.Y.
High School: LaSalle Institute

UAlbany:  2009 Walter Payton Award Watch List ... All-America Candidate ... Sporting News Yearbook Northeast Conference preseason offensive player of the year ... team captain for the second straight year ... nation's second-leading rusher as a junior ... school's career leader in rushing yards (3,353) and all-purpose running yards (3,979) ... first on program's all-time chart in 100-yard rushing games (19) ... scored at least one touchdown in 20 consecutive games ... third in career touchdowns (32) and third in scoring with 192 points ... tied for fourth in rushing TDs (26) ... 43 career receptions ... three varsity letters ... 2008: Named to Sports Network Division I FCS All-America third team ... first-team All-NEC ... 2008 team MVP ... shattered school's single-season rushing (1,852) and all-purpose (2,208) standards ... Gridiron Classic MVP when he set the program's single-game FCS mark with 271 rushing yards and four touchdowns ... ran for 100-plus yards in 11 of 12 games ... toppled the 200-yard mark four times, including 230 against Duquesne ... also rushed for 200-plus against Sacred Heart (207) and Monmouth (208) ... tied for fourth nationally in all-purpose yards (184.0 ypg) ... averaged 154.3 rushing yards ... reached end zone on a 72-yard screen pass vs. Central Conn. State ... piled up 178 yards on ground and scored winning TD in overtime at Hofstra ... named College Sporting News national all-star for his performance ... won or shared NEC offensive player of the week five times ... third UAlbany player to score 100-plus points (102) in a season ... 2007:  Sports Network honorable mention All-American ... second-team All-NEC ... Sports Network mid-major All-America first team ... ranked 10th among the nation's rushing leaders at 125.3 yards per game ... posted third-highest single-season rushing total in school history with 1,503 yards and 13 touchdowns ... rushed for 100 or more yards in eight contests, including the final six games of the season ... season-high 247 yards against Central Conn. State to record the highest total since Tom DeBlois set the single-game mark in 1975 ... registered fourth-best single-season marks in all-purpose yards (1,634) and scoring with 84 points ... NEC offensive player of the week four times ... program's top offensive back award ... accounted for 228 all-purpose yards and tallied a season-best three touchdowns vs. Robert Morris ... ran for 167 yards and scored on a 61-yard pass ... piled up 170 yards and two TDs on the ground at Saint Francis ... season-high 28 carries and 167 yards at Monmouth ... rushed for 134 yards and two scores against Dayton in Gridiron Classic ... improved greatly during 2007 spring practice after returning to running back from the flanker position ... 2006:  Caught four passes for 74 yards and one touchdown as a redshirt freshman ... seven punt returns for 44 yards and two kickoff returns for 21 yards ... grabbed a 31-yard scoring pass in the first quarter against Sacred Heart ... High School:  Ran for 2,828 yards and 29 touchdowns during his career ... first-team All-Area by Troy Record ... member of Albany Times Union all-area squad ... holds school records for single-game and single-season rushing yards ... three-time wrestling All-American ... teams won two Big Ten League wrestling championships ... Personal:  Major is history with a minor in education ... born 11-19-87 ... parents are Kevin and Deborah McCarty ... has one brother, Matthew, and one sister, Jamie ... will join the U.S. Marine Corps following graduation.


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