Paul McKee
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6'2" 217 lbs Guard
HS: Beaver Falls Beaver Falls, PA
Born: 4/26/1923 Beaver Falls, PA
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ Pts PPG
1942-43 So G
+1
0
-
-
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-
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-
-
+3
0.0
Career    
+1
0
0
+0
0.0
0
+0
0.0
0
0
+3
0.0

Paul McKee was a reserve on the Syracuse basketball team during 1942-1943 to help fill out the roster. He was a star End on the Syracuse football team, lettering in 1942 and again in 1946.

McKee was a talented receiver on the Syracuse football team for the 1942 season. He would enlist in the marines in World War II and leave Syracuse in July 1943. He would then play football and basketball at the University of Rochester while serving in the Marine program. McKee would later serve in the Korean War.

McKee would be drafted by the NFL in the 12th round of the 1945 draft. However, he would decline to play, and returned to Syracuse to attend school and play football.

He would leave Syracuse after 1946, as he signed a contract to play with the Washington Redskins in the NFL. McKee would play two seasons with the Redskins (1947-1948), and would start 9 out of 23 games he played. He would score two touchdowns in his NFL career.

NFL Statistics
Seasons Pos G Rush Att Yards Rush YPA Rec. Rec. Yards TDs Rush Yds/G Pass Yds Pass Att. Pass Com. % TDs Int
2 E
23
0
0
0.0
30
413
2
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

McKee was an assistant coach for football, baseball and basketball at the University of Rochester, upon retiring from the NFL, from 1949 to 1954. He would return and finish his bachelors at Syraucse in 1948, and earn a Masters in 1954. He coached high school football in New York state from 1955 to 1959 at three different schools, with a combined record of 104-24-4. He would leave high school coaching to be an assistant football coach at Harvard from 1960 to 1963. He would return back to high school education as director of Physical Education and Athletics for the Rush Henrietta School District from 1968 to 1985. [1] & [2]

McKee was inducted into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame, and the University of Rochester Athletics Hall of Fame. He was also posthumously inducted into the New York's Section V Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2003. He passed away in 1999.

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[1] Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame, Paul McKee Bio

[2] University of Rochester Hall of Fame, Paul McKee Bio