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Takkarist McKinley
DE #98
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
230
Age:
21
College:
UCLA
Hometown:
Richmond, CA
Experience:
R

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS

Selected by the Falcons in the first round (26th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

TRANSACTIONS

Selected by the Falcons in the first round (26th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE

Played in 34 games over three seasons at UCLA, totaling 102 tackles (80 solo) with 29 tackles for loss, 17 sacks, 10 passes defensed, six forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.

Earned first-team All Pac-12 honors in 2016, finishing the season with 10 sacks which ranked third in the Pac-12 and his 18 tackles for loss ranked second in the conference.

Appeared in 13 games and made 12 starts along the defensive line in 2015. Finished the year tied for 10th on the team in tackles (35), third on the team with 7.5 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks.

Entered UCLA in the fall quarter of 2014, after transffering from Contra Costa College. Saw action in 10 games, with one start, credited with six tackles, 3.5 for loss and 2.5 sacks.

Attended Contra Costa College and played one season of football. Was named first-team all-league after totaling 33 tackles, 18 for loss, and 10 sacks.

PERSONAL

Played football for coach Mack Cariminer at Kennedy High School in Richmond, California. Credited with 60 tackles in his senior season and 11 sacks. Totaled 15 sacks among his 50 tackles as a junior. Was also a standout on the track, making it to the state meet in the 100 and 200 meter events in his junior and senior seasons.

Full Name: Takkarist Jaune McKinley...Parents: Sylvester and Peggy Wiggins...Born in Oakland, California...Has one brother Sylvester III and a sister, Marie...Ran a 10.58 100 meters in his first year running on the track...Hobbies include running...Afro-American Studies major.

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