Alabama All-State Running Back Patrick McGhee Signs With UWA

June 27, 2019

Alabama all-state running back Patrick McGhee has signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at the University of West Alabama, according to an announcement Wednesday by head coach Brett Gilliland.

At 6-foot, 210-pounds, McGhee rushed for 2,256 yards and 38 touchdowns at Escambia Academy, averaging 11.5 yards per carry. The Atmore product recorded 16 runs of 60 yards or more.

McGhee, who is penciled in to begin his UWA career at linebacker, led the Escambia Academy Cougars to a state championship in 2017. He won the All-Saban Running Back Award in 2016 and 2017 at the Nick Saban Camp, as well as collecting most valuable player honors at the National Athletic Association of Private Schools All-Star Game.

He also played outside linebacker at Escambia Academy and has been timed at 4.4 in the 40-yard dash and 10.8 in the 100-meter dash. Leading EA to the state track and field championship, he won state titles in the long jump and high jump, while finishing fifth in the state in the shot put.

He was selected as Escambia Academy’s Outstanding Male Athlete following his senior year.


2 Responses to “Alabama All-State Running Back Patrick McGhee Signs With UWA”

  1. Contenna wise on October 16th, 2019 11:18 pm

    Patrick Mcghee is also down to earth, very family oriented and dedicated to his work. He is truly loved and blessed. Your family is praying for you, Patrick, and we are cheering you on to success. Remember, #StayHumble #McGheeStrong

  2. Darla Coburn on June 29th, 2019 12:23 pm

    AND Patrick is a good kid who works hard and is very respectful.
    Patrick, we’re proud of you. Don’t forget where you came from, the prayers lifted up for you and God’s hands that guide you….no matter where you go.

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