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Chris McGaha
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Chris McGaha 1266283
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 199
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Moon Valley
Experience: 4 Letters

ASU: Solid, reliable receiver who departs ASU as one of the most prolific wideouts in school history...totaled 168 career receptions for 2,242 yards (13.3 avg.) and nine receiving touchdowns...ranks third all-time in career receptions in ASU history, behind only Derek Hagan (258) and John Jefferson (188), and seventh all-time in career receiving of six Sun Devils in history to record both 150 career receptions and 2,000 career receving yards...played in all 50 games over the last four seasons, making 42 consecutive starts to end his career...a top target on third downs, as 72 percent of his receptions during the 2007 season went for first downs.

2009: Started all 12 games for the third straight season...finished second on the team with 56 receptions for 673 yards (12.0 avg.) and a career-high four touchdown receptions...earned Second-Team All-Pacific-10 Conference honors...was the only player to catch a pass in every game of the season...had multiple receptions in 10 of the team's 12 games...had two catches for 44 yards in the season-opening victory over Idaho State on Sept. 5...caught five passes for 31 yards (6.2 avg.) and a juggling nine-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter of the team's win over ULM on Sept. 19...had two catches for 11 yards at No. 21 Georgia on Sept. 26...had a career night on Oct. 3 against Oregon State, recording 15 receptions for 165 yards (11.0 avg.), setting personal career-highs in both categories...the 15 receptions were the second-most in a game in ASU history, behind only Ron Fair's 19 catches against Washington State in 1989...posted four catches for 21 yards (5.3 avg.) in team's victory at Washington State on Oct. 10...had a dramatic, game-winning 50-yard touchdown reception with five seconds remaining in ASU's 24-17 win over Washington on Oct. 17...recorded six receptions for 80 yards (13.3 avg.) and an 18-yardtouchdown in the third quarter at Stanford on Oct. 24...caught four passes for 76 yards (19.0 avg.) against California on Oct. 31...led the team with nine receptions for 118 yards (13.1 avg.) and a 23-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter against No. 12 USC on Nov. 7...collected five receptions for 45 yards (9.0 avg.) at No. 14 Oregon on Nov. 14...had two catches for nine yards at UCLA on Nov. 21...finished his career with one reception for 23 yards against Arizona on Nov. 28.

2008: Started all 12 games, the second consecutive season in which he has started every game...finished second on the team with 35 catches and 501 yards (14.3 avg.)...also had one receiving touchdown on the season, and he had one kickoff return for 32 of two Sun Devils to have at least one catch in every game, along with senior wide receiver Michael Jones...had multiple receptions in 10 of the 12 games on the season...opened the season with four catches for 58 yards (14.5 avg.) in victory over Northern Arizona on Aug. 30...had three receptions for 64 yards (21.3 avg.), including a career-long 46-yard catch in the first quarter of win over Stanford on Sept. 6...scored his first touchdown on the season against UNLV on Sept. 13, a 22-yard reception in the second quarter of that game...caught four passes for 30 yards (7.5 avg.) against No. 3 Georgia on Sept. 20...led the Sun Devils with six catches and 52 yards (8.7 avg.) at California on Oct. 4...had a 39-yard reception on ASU's first offensive play of the game at No. 8 USC on Oct. 11...caught two passes for 29 yards against Oregon on Oct. 25...finished with three catches for a season-high 76 yards (25.3 avg.), including receptions of 31 and 36 yards, at Oregon State on Nov. 1...had two catches for 23 yards in win at Washington on Nov. 8...made three receptions for 39 yards (13.0 avg.) in victory over Washington State on Nov. 15...caught four balls for 51 yards (12.8 avg.) in win over UCLA on Nov. 28...wrapped up the season with two catches for 18 yards at Arizona on Dec. 6.

2007: Started all 13 games...finished with 61 receptions for 830 yards to lead the Sun Devils in both categories...44 of his 61 catches (72%) this season went for first downs...also had five kickoff returns for 100 yards and one punt return for six yards...earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors...had four or more receptions in each of ASU's last nine games of the season...made four catches for 50 yards in win at Stanford on Sept. 29...had four receptions for 63 yards in victory at Washington State on Oct. 6...totaled five catches for 73 yards against Washington on Oct. 13...led all ASU receivers with four catches for 58 yards in victory over California on Oct. 27...made five receptions for 79 yards against Oregon on Nov. 3...had a season-high 123 receiving yards on nine catches in win at UCLA on Nov. 10...had five receptions for 85 yards, including his season-long 42-yard catch, against USC on Nov. 22...made six catches for 83 yards, including an acrobatic, diving 31-yard reception that led to a Sun Devil field goal, in victory over Arizona on Dec. 1...finished off the season with nine receptions for 79 yards and his only touchdown of the season, a one-handed grab in the second quarter, in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl against Texas on Dec. 27...received the Mike Bartholomew Most Improved Offensive Player Award at team's year-end banquet.

2006: Played in all 13 games, starting the final five contests of the of the top freshman wide receivers in the Pac-10, earning Pac-10 All-Freshman honors by The Sporting News...ranked second among Sun Devil wide receivers with 16 receptions for 238 yards (14.9 avg.) and three touchdowns...added 153 total yards on kickoff and punt returns...averaged 16.0 yards-per-return on kickoffs...caught two passes for 44 yards against Nevada on Sept. 9...hauled in four passes for 40 yards and an 18-yard touchdown, the first of his career, at Colorado on Sept. 16...tied for the team-lead with three receptions and totaled 31 yards at Washington on Oct. 28...had a 35-yard catch in his first career start, playing at Oregon State on Nov. 4...caught a 34-yard touchdown pass as a starter against Washington State on Nov. 11...totaled two receptions and a 26-yard touchdown catch at Arizona on Nov. 25...caught four passes for 24 yards in ASU's spring game.

2005: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Moon Valley High School in Phoenix...was The Arizona Republic's Big School Player of the Year in 2004...was one of the Old Spice Red Zone Top 50 National Players of the Year...Arizona Red Zone Player of the Year in USA Today (Feb. 3)...member of The Tacoma News Tribune's "Western 100" list...a pre- and postseason all-region selection by PrepStar Magazine...listed as the No. 86 player on the Southwest Hot 100 by 4A all-state at wide receiver and return specialist as well as first-team All-Northwest Valley at receiver by The Arizona Republic...Arizona Cardinals High School Football Player of the Year...Student Sports Magazine 4A Player of the Year...also earned first-team all-state honors from that publication...was the KPNX-TV Friday Night Fever 4A football Player of the Year...made first-team Friday Night Fever team at wide receiver, defensive back and return specialist...was 4A first-team all-state at wideout and return specialist by the Arizona Football Coaches Association...made first-team 4A all-state at wide receiver by Varsity first-team All-Arizona and first-team All- Playoffs by one of his best games for the 2004 Class 4A state championship game at Sun Devil Stadium in December, when he helped lead a second-half comeback victory over Glendale Cactus High...made seven catches for 137 yards and two touchdowns and added an interception in that a junior, was first-team All-Arizona Super Elite, all-state and All-Northwest Valley by The Arizona Republic...KPNX Friday Night Fever first-team as a junior...Friday Night Fever Defensive Player of the Year...made first-team All-Region Skyline Division on offense, defense and special teams...finalist for the Ed Doherty Award and was only the second junior in the history of the award to receive this honor...made the Super All-State 2004 team on offense by Phoenix Metro Football...won the Henry Stanton Award from Phoenix Metro Football Magazine, presented annually to the state's top receiver...led the state in receiving with 82 receptions for 1,593 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior... added 278 yards rushing on 15 carries and collected 1,089 yards in returns...collected 2,968 total yards and averaged 21.5 yards every time he touched the ball...on defense, tallied 74 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, 12 tackles for loss, 18 pass deflections, four fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles...Moon Valley went 14-0 in 2004...lists winning the state 4A championship as his most exciting sports experience to date...captained his football team as a senior...caught 37 passes for 750 yards and eight TDs as a junior...made 55 solo tackles, 10 assists, two sacks and seven interceptions that stats include 133 catches for 2,621 yards and 34 TDs ... 22 rushes for 436 yards and seven TDs...had 48 punt returns for 1,143 yards and four touchdowns in his career...posted 52 kickoff returns for 1,712 yards and 10 TDs ...registered 5,912 total yards on offense in his career...scored 55 career touchdowns and 348 points...on defense for his career: 213 tackles, three sacks, 21 TFL, 13 interceptions, 42 pass deflections, eight fumble recoveries, seven forced fumbles and four blocked kicks...also a three-year starter in basketball with a career 12.3 points-per-game average...earned four letters in football, three in basketball and two in track and field...named all-region twice in basketball...won the Glendale High School City Dunk contest as a junior...anchored Moon Valley's state qualifying 4 x 100-meter relay team ...hails from same high school as tight end Andrew Pettes...coached by Roger Britson.

PERSONAL: Parents are Chuck (self employed) and Nancy (I.T. director at Cox Communications) McGaha of Phoenix...has three siblings: Chuck, Sarah and Lyndsey...born Oct. 21, 1986...full name is Christian James McGaha.

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