76 Ed McCarthy
76 Ed McCarthy
Height: 6-5
Weight: 302
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
High School: Fairfield Prep
Position: OL
Years at Yale: ***
Notes: 39 straight starts... Four-year starter... played every position on offensive line... Honored by Ivy League all four years... 3.69 GPA... History major. 2006: Associated Press First-Team All-America... AFCA First-Team All-America... Walter Camp First-Team All-America... The Sports Network First-Team All-America... First-Team All-Ivy... National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete... Finalist for the Draddy Award, the academic Heisman of college football... The Sports Network I-AA Pre-Season first-team All-American... Selected as top I-AA offensive tackle by The Sports Network ... First-team Don Hansen's Football Gazette pre-season I-AA All-America... Led Yale to share of league championship with 8-2 (6-1 Ivy) record... Helped Bulldog offense rank No. 1 in rushing among Ivy teams and 15th in I-AA with 200.80 yards per game... Gridiron Club of Boston's Nils V. "Swede" Nelson Award (academic, athletic, citizenship)... Shared the New Haven Gridiron Club's Offensive Player of the Year award with teammate Mike McLeod. 2005: Earned third letter... First-team All-Ivy... Academic All-Ivy... Awarded ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District... Honored with nine of 10 team offensive line game MVP awards... Played entire season at LT... 2004: Earned second letter... Played in all 10 varsity games as starting center... Second-team All-Ivy... CoSIDA Academic All-District... Awarded team offensive line award against Brown. 2003: Became first offensive lineman in league history to claim a major award after being named Ivy League Rookie of the Year... Started nine games at left guard... Led the way for Ivy League's leading offense. At Fairfield Prep: Captained football, rugby and indoor track squads and earned 11 letters... played tight end and defensive end... New Haven Register All-State and two-time All-Southern Connecticut Conference... Won the Brisette Award as Fairfield Prep's top scholar-athlete... Earned a Southern Connecticut Conference Leadership Award... MVP of rugby team that won 2003 New England Championship. Personal: Edward Mark McCarthy, born Aug. 29, 1985, is the son of John and Mary McCarthy... Father, John R. McCarthy '68, was a two-year offensive starter at right guard for Carm Cozza... Uncle, the late Edward P. McCarthy '65, was Yale's starting QB in 1964... Member of Ezra Stiles College... Interested in a law career. Outreach: Summer 2005 and 2006 volunteer intern for Bridgeport Public Defender's Office and for New Haven Legal Assistance Group providing counsel for people who can't afford lawyers... Also helped in benefits unit where he helped the poor and mentally ill obtain social security and medicare.