98 Brian McNally
98 Brian McNally
Height: 6-3
Weight: 272
Year: Sr. (C)
Hometown: Cornwall, N.Y.
High School: Cornwall
Position: DE
Major: Kinesiology: Phy. Ed Pedagogy

The son of Sean and Diane McNally... born 9-5-89 in Cornwall, N.Y.


2011 Statistics
Recipient of Jim Urquhart Student-Athlete of the Year award... received Bill Bowes Coaches Award... member of 2011 CAA Academic All-Conference Team... selected to play in Casino Del Sol All-Star Game in Tucson, Ariz. ... received Honorable Mention for College Sports Journal FCS All-America Team... named to CAA All-Conference First Team... garnered FCS All-New England Team honors... tabbed an ECAC First Team All-Star... started all 12 games, making 26 tackles (15 solo)... led team with 7.5 sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss... had one pass breakup, two QB hurries and a fumble recovery... made two tackles and recovered fumble in Colonial Clash victory against UMass... recorded career-high 3.5 sacks and notched season-high 5 tackles in win over Villanova to earn CFPA DL Performer of Week Honorable Mention... named FCS Senior Scout Bowl Preseason All-American... named to College Sporting News Preseason All-America Team... tabbed to Preseason CAA All-Conference Team... named to The Sports Network/Fathead.com Preseason All-America Second Team... named to Phil Steele's Preseason All-American Second Team and Preseason All-CAA First Team... named to preseason Buck Buchanan Award Watch List... tabbed to CFPA D-I FCS Watch List...  named  to College Sports Madness Preseason All-America Second Team... named co-captain with QB Kevin Decker

2010 Statistics
Named College Sporting News Sweet-63 All-America... named ECAC All-Star... named to FCS All-New England Team... earned All-CAA First Team honors... tabbed to Phil Steele's FCS All-America Third Team... started all 13 games, established UNH all-time single-season record with 13.5 sacks, which led CAA and was tied for third-most in the FCS... made 42 tackles, 25 solo, with team-leading 15 tackles for loss... recorded pair of sacks and 4 tackles overall in NCAA D-I quarterfinal loss at No. 5 Delaware... recorded career-high 2.5 sacks and 6 tackles, forcing a fumble in NCAA D-I second-round win at No. 13 Bethune-Cookman... notched two sacks and forced a fumble on last play from scrimmage to preserve upset win at No. 9 Villanova... picked up 6 tackles, including 1.5 sacks, in loss to No. 4 William & Mary... made two tackles, including a sack, in inaugural Colonial Clash triumph over UMass at Gillette Stadium... collected three tackles, including 1.5 sacks, in upset win at No. 6 James Madison... made four tackles, including a half sack, in loss at Maine... made 7 tackles, 2.5 for loss and 1 sack, in win over Lehigh... made two tackles in loss at Rhode Island... collected four tackles, including a half sack, in win over Central Connecticut State

Played in 12 games for the Wildcats... notched 29 tackles, including 17 solo efforts... racked up 6.5 tackles for a loss of 26 yards... tallied the second-most sacks on the squad with 4.0 for a loss of 17 yards

Named CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year... played in all 13 games  for the ‘Cats, emerging as a starter on the defensive line... recorded 55 tackles, including 21 solo and 32 assisted efforts... led the team with 8.5 tackles for a loss, totaling 25 yards... led the team with 2.5 sacks for a loss of 16 yards

Redshirt season

Career Highs: 
    Solo    4, 4x, last at Delaware, 2010
    Assist    8, vs Albany, 2008
    Total    9, vs Albany, 2008
Sacks        3.5, vs Villanova, 2011
Interceptions        n/a
Fumbles Forced        1, 4x, last at Bethune-Cookman, 2010
Fumbles Rec.        1, 3x, last at UMass, 2011  

Before UNH
Helped lead his Cornwall High School squad to an 11-2 record as the Section 9 Champions and New York state runner-up... named second-team all-state at defensive end... a three-time letterwinner for the Cornwall basketball team
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