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Billy McMullen


Height: 6-4

Weight: 210

Position: WR

College: Virginia

Drafted: Pick 31 of the 3rd round by Philadelphia
Analysis
Positives: Has a lean, muscular upper body frame with strong legs and very big hands... Gets a strong release off the line, using his size and power to defeat press coverage...Has good short area quickness and runs crisp intermediate routes...Shows above average ball concentration, tracking the ball into his hands well...Makes good body adjustments on the ball in tight coverage, combating the defenders with aggression to get to the pigskin in a crowd...Times his jumps perfectly and knows how to extend his hands to snatch the ball... Has natural hands, catching most passes that comes his way...Uses his leg drive to compensate for a lack of linear speed in his attempts to gain yardage after the catch...Is a physical blocker who will not hesitate to put his body on a defender...Shows adequate burst and acceleration on his vertical drive...Catches the ball away from his body and gets his eyes on the target quickly...Shows a good arm for the option pass.
Negatives: More of a long strider who lacks the linear speed to separate from defenders on deep routes...Poor route runner, who is generally used on slants and underneath patterns due to his lack of acceleration to elude defenders on deep patterns...More of a long strider who struggles to get to top speed...Relies more on his smooth stride rather than quickness, which could be a problem in the NFL (defenders are much quicker there)...Rarely runs away from the defenders heading upfield, but is effective using his strength to break arm tackles...Shows a little stiffness in his hips and needs to recognize movement in his routes...Strong blocker, but needs to sustain it longer, as he tries to lock out defenders in downfield blocking, but will disengage after the initial hit...Has trouble going deep, as he does not utilize double moves to prevent the defensive backs from trying to turn him (needs to push the cornerbacks off).
Career Notes
Team co-captain who is regarded as one of the premier possession receivers in the collegiate ranks...Became the first player to lead the team in receiving four-straight years...Reached the century mark for receptions after 28 games, the second-fastest rate in school history (Dave Sullivan reached 100 catches in 26 games, from 1970-72)...Finished his career with 210 receptions for 2978 yards (14.2 avg) and 24 touchdowns in 48 games, shattering the previous Cavalier all-time records of 128 catches by John Ford (1984, 86-88) and 2504 yards by Herman Moore (1988-90)...Only Moore (27) and Tyrone Davis (28 1991-94) had more scoring grabs at Virginia.
2002 Season

All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team selection...Named End/Lineman of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Richmond...Recipient of the Joe Palumbo Award (self-sacrifice and enthusiasm by a Virginia player)...Led the team with 69 receptions for 894 yards (13.0 avg) and three touchdowns...Carried seven times for 37 yards (5.3 avg) and a score...Also threw a 37-yard touchdown pass...Averaged 66.5 all-purpose yards per game.


Colorado State...Gained 33 yards on 3 grabs in the season opener.
Florida State...Made 5 catches for 101 yards.
South Carolina...Grabbed 4 passes for 72 yards and a 35-yard score.
Akron...Had 4 receptions for 79 yards and a 2-yard touchdown.
Wake Forest...Totaled 60 yards on 4 catches.
Duke...Added 6 receptions for 79 yards.
Clemson...Caught 4 passes for 43 yards and scored on a 1-yard reverse.
North Carolina...Snared 3 passes for 35 yards, including an 8-yard touchdown.
Georgia Tech...Hauled in 10 passes for 87 yards.
Penn State...Had another 10 receptions, good for 122 yards.
North Carolina State...Followed with 4 catches for 69 yards.
Maryland...Picked up 92 yards on 7 catches and threw a 37-yard scoring strike to Michael McGrew.
Virginia Tech...Held to 14 yards on 4 catches, adding 19 yards on a reverse.
West Virginia (Carquest Bowl)...Closed out his career with an 8-yard reception.
2001 Season

All-American third-team pick by Football News, earning honorable mention from College Football News...All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team selection...Named Virginia Player of the Year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association...Recipient of the Dudley Award, given to the best player in the state of Virginia...Winner of the Ben Wilson Award (team's outstanding offensive player)...Started every game, leading the team with 83 receptions for 1060 yards (12.8 avg) and 12 touchdowns, breaking the old school season-record 54 catches by Herman Moore in 1990...Only Moore gained more yards receiving (1190 in 1990) and had more scoring catches (13 in 1990) in Cavalier annals... Completed one of two passes for minus 7 yards...Had a string of six straight games with at least one touchdown grab.


Wisconsin...Began the year with 3 catches for 62 yards and a 33-yard score.
Richmond...Made 9 grabs for 88 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Clemson...Had 8 catches for 88 yards and 2 scores.
Duke...Gained 53 yards with a pair of touchdowns on 5 receptions.
Maryland...Hauled in 11 passes for 175 yards, including a 63-yard score...His 175 yards rank sixth on the school's game-record list while his 11 catches tied the Cavalier game-record that was first set by Joe Kehoe vs. Maryland in 1960.
North Carolina...Again matched the school game-record as he grabbed 11 passes for 122 yards and a 4-yard score.
Wake Forest...Caught 7 passes for 107 yards and a 2-yard touchdown.
Georgia Tech...Totaled 98 yards and a pair of scores on 10 catches.
Virginia Tech...Collected 130 yards on 7 receptions.
2000 Season

Started every game, except vs. Virginia Tech, earning ACC Player of the Week honors vs. Duke...Led the team with 30 receptions for 541 yards (18.0 avg) and three touchdowns.


Richmond...Gained 73 yards on 6 catches.
Duke...Hauled in 8 passes for 189 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a 55-yarder... His 189 yards rank third on the school's game-record list.
North Carolina State...Made 2 catches for 89 yards and a 68-yard touchdown.
Clemson...Grabbed 5 passes for 59 yards.
Georgia (Oahu Bowl)...Had an 18-yard reception.
1999 Season

Recipient of the Bill Dudley Award, given to the team's top freshman...Earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors vs. North Carolina State, Buffalo and Maryland...Despite playing in a reserve role, he led the team with 28 receptions for 483 yards (17.2 avg) and six scores.


North Carolina State...Snatched 4 passes for 109 yards and a pair of

touchdowns.


Buffalo...Had 3 receptions for 52 yards and 2 scores.
Maryland...Made 6 catches for 78 yards and a game-winning 20-yard touchdown with 0:26 remaining in a 34-30 decision.
Illinois (Micronpc.com Bowl)...Caught 3 passes for 31 yards.
Injury Report
No injuries reported.
Campus Agility Tests
4.63 in the 40-yard dash...285-pound bench press...425-pound squat...315-pound power clean...38-inch vertical jump...35 1/4-inch arm length...10-inch hands...Right-handed...20/36 Wonderlic score.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE

34 3/4 10 1/2 26


Prep School
Attended Fork Union Military Academy in 1998...Played wide receiver for coach John Shuman...Caught 45 passes for 870 yards and 12 touchdowns...Helped lead Fork Union to the state title...Team's Offensive Most Valuable Player.
High School
Attended Henrico (Richmond, Va.) High...Earned three letters as a receiver and defensive back for coach David Bedwell...Named All-District and All-Metro in 1996 and 1997...Team's Most Valuable Player in 1996...During his three-year career, he caught 79 passes for 1566 yards and 24 touchdowns...Aas a senior in 1997, he had 25 receptions for 503 yards and five touchdowns...Had a 75-yard touchdown reception during his junior year...Defensively, he recorded 96 career tackles, six interceptions and two fumble recoveries...As a senior, he recorded 53 tackles, five interceptions and one fumble recovery...Finished his career at Henrico with 10 offensive records: most receptions in a game (nine); most receiving yards in a game (230); most total yards in a game (325); most touchdowns in a game (4); most touchdowns in a season (17); most receiving yards in a a season (950); most points in a season (112); most receiving touchdowns in a career (24), most receiving touchdowns in a game (three, three times) and most total yards in a season (1632)...Also played basketball, earning All-District honors and was the team's Most Valuable Player as a senior.
Personal
Religious Studies major...Member of the Distinguished Gentleman club...Son of Wilbur A. McMullen, Sr. and Pamela Motley McMullen...Born Wilbur Anthony McMullen, Jr., on 3/08/80 in Richmond, Virginia.
RECEIVING STATISTICS
YEAR GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG R/G GM/AVG

1999 11 00 28 483 17.2 6 42 2.55 43.91

2000 11 10 30 541 18.0 3 68 2.73 49.18

2001 12 12 83 1060 12.8 12 63 6.92 88.33

2002 14 14 69 894 13.0 3 59 4.93 63.86

TOTAL 48 36 210 2978 14.2 24 68 4.38 62.04


PASSING STATISTICS
YEAR ATT COMP PCT YARDS TD INT LONG

2001 2 1 50.0 -7 0 0 -7

2002 1 1 100.0 37 1 0 37

TOTAL 3 2 66.7 30 1 0 37


RUSHING STATISTICS
YEAR NO YARDS AVG TD LONG

2002 7 37 5.3 1 19



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