2010 (Junior): A reserve DB and key special-teams contributor, played in all 12 games, exclusively on special teams...Finished with five tackles (three solo)...Earned academic all-conference following the season...In season opener vs. Colorado (Sept. 4), after a 56-yard punt, made a key play to drop Buffs return man Travon Patterson for a return of minus-1...Majority of his special-teams tackles have come in CSU's wins, including two vs. Idaho (Sept. 25) and UNLV (Oct. 16), and another vs. New Mexico (Oct. 30).
2009 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games, mostly on special teams...Had 10 tackles, all solo...After missing the entire 2008 season due to a knee injury, made his college debut in 23-17 season-opening win at Colorado (Sept. 6)...Played on defense late in 35-20 win vs. Nevada (Sept. 19)...In second quarter of loss vs. Air Force, made a big tackle on kickoff coverage, pinning the Falcons inside their own 20 before an eventual punt...Earned academic all-conference following the season.
2008 (Freshman): Entered fall camp high on the depth chart at safety, and figured to see playing time in season opener, before an August knee injury prematurely ended his season.
2007: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.
High School: Was a 2006 Wendy's High School Heisman nominee at Lakewood (Colo.) High School...Colorado Iron Man competitor...Twice recognized as a first-team all-league and all-city performer on both sides of the ball, as a running back and linebacker...Received all-state and all-Colorado honors in 2006...A three-sport athlete at Lakewood, also lettered three years in track (100-meter dash, long jump) and played hockey...Holds Lakewood records for 100-meter dash and 185-pound squat, bench, and clean lifts...Member of the National Honor Society...High school football coach was Mark Robinson.
Personal: Given name Jarrad Alexander McKay...Born Sept. 18, 1988, in Wheat Ridge, Colo. ...Graduated with a 3.43 GPA and a degree in communications studies in December 2010...Son of Jerry and Julie McKay...Has one brother...Met senior citizens at the North Shore Health and Rehab Facility to spread goodwill, take some photos and share a few laughs on a Saturday afternoon in February before the '10 season...For a week during the summer of 2010, helped struggling students with reading at Tavelli Elementary in Fort Collins...Hometown: Wheat Ridge, Colo.