John Mckay Jr Former American football player, trial attorney, and executive at the Alliance of American Football and the University of Southern California, Kenneth “J. K.” McKay (born March 28, 1953) does it all.
In the National Football League (NFL), McKay suited up for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at wide receiver from 1976-1978.
John Mckay Jr Career in College
McKay played college football at USC, where he was a part of the 1972 and 1974 National Championship teams and caught, among many other touchdown passes, a 38-yarder from his closest buddy and quarterback Pat Haden in the fourth quarter of the 1975 Rose Bowl game.
The game’s MVP award was shared with Haden, who also played well. In 1998, McKay was honoured with a spot in the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.
John Mckay Jr Work life
In spite of being selected by the Cleveland Browns in the 16th round of the 1975 NFL Draft, he chose to play for the Southern California Sun of the World Football League instead.
As the WFL was winding down its 1975 season, the Browns made him available in the 1976 NFL expansion draught, where he was picked up by the newly-formed Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During his time in Tampa Bay, McKay was a divisive figure as a starting wide receiver for the Buccaneers for three seasons.
Spurrier thought that as the son of head coach John McKay, McKay was getting playing time ahead of better receivers, so he tried to harm McKay by throwing passes over the soft middle of the field.
McKay was trusted as a pass catcher and was seen as a real danger by opposing defences. He had to retire because of complications from a fractured hand.
Away from the Field
McKay retired from professional football to get a law degree at Stetson University and eventually practised law as a trial attorney in the Tampa region.
After relocating to Los Angeles in 1986, he remained an active member of the legal community as a partner with Allen, Matkins, Leck, Gamble & Mallory. When the XFL’s Los Angeles Xtreme needed a GM in 2001, he was the man they turned to. Only the Xtreme have ever won the XFL.
To work with his friend and former teammate Pat Haden, McKay joined the University of Southern California’s athletic department as its Senior Associate Athletic Director in 2010. AAF named him their Director of Football Operations in 2018.
Family and Friends
McKay is the older brother of former Buccaneers general manager and Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay, as well as the son of former USC Trojan and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach John McKay.
McKay is a family man with a wife and three kids. There is a lack of citation for this section. John or Johnny is his more popular name, however “J. K.” is more prevalent in the media.