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Jim McDade Athlete Profile

#44 Jim McDade

Position: Linebacker Height: 6-1 Weight: 227 Roster Years: 1980 | 1983-1985 Hometown: Modesto, CA


Mother is Roberta...married Francine Fife in June, 1985...served an LDS mission to Antwerp, Belgium...accounting major.

Before BYU

Boy's State and winner of Golden Shield Award in English...twice All-Central Conference...Lion's all-star team, team MVP in '79...All-conference and All-city in basketball...coached by Chuck Hughes (San Jose State).

1980 | Freshman Year

Played the jayvee season at fullback and switched to linebacker following his mission. 

1983 | Sophomore Year

Saw playing time vs. San Diego State and Utah State.

1984 | Junior Year

Saw a lot of action early in the season before injuring his back...was special teams player of the game vs. Baylor.