Dontae McCoy
Dontae McCoy


Palos Heights, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 210




Underwood Among Six Redbirds Named All-MVFC

The first-team honor is the second in two seasons for Underwood.


Redbirds Drop Season-Finale at Southern Illinois, 24-17

Illinois State ends the season with a 5-6 overall record.


Illinois State Closes Out 2013 on the Road Against Southern Illinois

A win would secure ISU's fifth-consecutive winning season under head coach Brock Spack.


Redbirds Suffer 28-10 Loss at No. 1 North Dakota State

Illinois State will wrap up the regular season next Saturday at Southern Illinois looking to secure its fifth-straight winning season.


Explosive First Half Leads Redbirds to 55-14 Win Over Sycamores

The Redbirds scored a season-high 55 points in the win over the Sycamores


2014 Redbird Football Spring Practice (April 15)

2014 Redbird Football Practice


Illinois State Vs. Northern Iowa

Illinois State Vs. Northern Iowa on Nov. 2, 2013.


Illinois State Vs. Abilene Christain

Illinois State Vs. Abilene Christain on 9/21/13


Illinois State vs. Youngstown State

The Illinois State football team takes on the Youngstown State Penguins

2013: All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Honorable Mention selection at safety ... started all 11 games at strong safety ... ranked fourth on the team with a career-high 63 tackles, including 43 solo stops ... added a sack, four tackles-for-loss and forced two fumbles ... returned first career interception 64 yards for a touchdown in the season finale at Southern Illinois ... recorded a career-high 12 tackles, including nine solo stops, and added a TFL against No. 1 North Dakota State.

2012: Played in all 13 games, primarily as a backup safety and on special teams ... finished the season with 20 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and led the team with three blocked kicks ... forced a fumble in the season-opener vs. Dayton ... tied a career-best with four tackles in a win at Western Illinois ... blocked a pair of punts in a road victory at South Dakota ... tied season-best effort with four stops against Missouri State ... recorded first career sack in the quarterfinal playoff game at Eastern Washington.

2011: Appeared in all 11 games, mostly on special teams ... recorded 10 tackles, including eight solo stops, with seven coming on special teams ... also blocked one kick on special teams coverage ... had a season-high four tackles against Morehead State.

Shepard HS: Rated as a one-star recruit by ... four-year starter for head coach Dominic Passalano ... amassed a school-record 2,182 passing yards in his career and led team to back-to-back state playoff appearances ... named to the Chicago Tribune All-State Honorable Mention team at quarterback as a senior, after throwing for 1,350 yards and 10 touchdowns ... also named a Southtown Star All-Area selection ... rushed for 768 yards and 10 touchdowns ... was also a standout on defense, posting 79 total tackles, two sacks and an interception ... threw for 11 touchdown passes and rushed for 832 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior ... that earned him Southtown Star All-Area honors ... also added 63 tackles and two interceptions in the secondary.

Personal: Born October 26, 1992, in Harvey, Ill. ... son of LaVoise McCoy and Angela Smith ... has two siblings, Destiny and Deontae ... was a four-year academic honor roll student ... hopes to become a dentist and study dentistry in college.