• Position: Running Back
  • Experience: 9
  • Height: 6’0″
  • Weight: 235 lbs
  • College: University of Miami
  • High School: Central FL
  • Hometown: Miami, FL
  • Birthdate: 10/20/1981
  • Joined NFL: 2003

College Career

  • Attended University of Miami majoring in Criminology
  • 2,067 career yards on 349 carries (5.9 avg.) for 31 touchdowns (ranked 5th on school’s all time records list)
  • 25 passes caught for 355 yards (13.1 avg.) and a 35-yard KOR for the Hurricanes
  • 186 career points
  • Ten 100-yard performances
  • Broke numerous school records

Professional Career

  • Buffalo Bills 2003-2006
  • Ravens 2007-2010
  • Denver Broncos 2011 – present
  • 2011: Posted 4th career 1000+ yard season, (1,199) 5 TDs on 249 carries, voted Fed Ex Ground Player of the Week, named to 2nd Pro Bowl Appearance
  • 2010: 5 TDs on 100 carries and 380 yards from scrimmage
  • 2009: First three games of season has scored 2 TDs per game; For current stats updated each week see www.NFL.com
  • 2008: 170 carries for 671 yards and 7 TDs, 77 yard TD run (career best)
  • 2007: 1,483 total yards from scrimmage on 294 carries (4th in the AFC and 8th in the NFL) Finished 3rd on team for receptions (43 receptions for 231 yards and 1TD – career high) Set a Ravens franchise record scoring TDs in 7 consecutive games

Career Awards

  • Finalist for Heisman Trophy, finished 4th in voting (660 points)
  • College, All-American and All-Big East Conference in 2002
  • 2007 Pro-Bowl
  • 2009 – AFC Offensive Player of the Week
  • 2011 Pro-Bowl

The Willis McGahee Foundation

  • Established The Willis McGahee Foundation in 2007 to help disadvantage and at-risk youth in the Baltimore and Miami areas
  • Held Holiday Toy Drives in 2007 and 2008; provided toys to 264 children
  • Held Thanksgiving Food Drive in 2008; provided cook-at-home meal kits to over 450 families
  • 2009 – Provided 15 Hooked on Phonics reading programs to the Howard County Head Start Center as well as over 500 new books
  • 2009 – Provided over $6,000 worth of new toys for the children at the Howard County General Hospital Pediatric Center
  • 2009 – Held 1st Annual Coat Drive supplying coats and other warmth items to over 350 homeless men, women and children
  • 2009 – Held 2nd Annual Food Drive – supplied complete Thanksgiving meals to over 500 families
  • 2009 – Held 3rd Annual Toy Drive – hosted a Holiday Celebration and gave toys to over 150 children and their families
  • 2009 – Provided dental supplies (toothbrushes and toothpaste) to over 250 disadvantaged children
  • 2009 – Helped provide school supplies to 2500 disadvantaged children
  • 2010 – Held First Annual Charity Golf Classic to benefit The Willis McGahee Foundation
  • 2010 – Participated in the Maryland Home makeover Program, providing extensive renovations to the home of Joe Sclafani after becoming a paraplegic
  • 2011 – Present (ongoing outreach) Provides personal care products, laundry detergent, and learning materials to local in-need families

Foundation Awards received in recognition of Foundation/Charity achievements:

  • Recipient of the “Celebrating Successes for Children” award
  • Recipient of the Holland 2009 Humanitarian of the Year Award
  • Received Honorary Resolution from the Howard County Government
  • Certificate of Special Recognition from United States Senator John Sarbanes
  • Executive Proclamation from Howard County Executive Proclaiming October 8, 2009 Willis McGahee Day in Howard County
  • Letter of Recognition from United States Senator Barbara Mikulski
  • State of Maryland Proclamation from Governor Martin O’Malley
  • Certificate of Special Recognition on Occasion of 2nd Annual Food Drive from United States Senator Barbara Mikulski