NAME: Casey McGinness
SCHOOL: Covington Catholic High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: "Going undefeated & winning CovCath's 7th football state title."
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'10"-187 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Lakeside Park, Ky.
PARENTS: Shawn & Krista
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My dad."
FUTURE GOAL: To be an ATF agent
A three-year varsity starter, Covington Catholic star football running back Casey McGinness has already set the school's all-time career records in total points, rushing touchdowns and overall touchdowns. He recently broke an 18-year old school record for career rushing yards (3,882 yards), and now stands at 4,000+ rushing yards and counting.
Casey this season is looking to help Covington Catholic win its second straight Kentucky Class 5A state championship and eighth all-time. CovCath last season finished with an undefeated 15-0 record for the first time in school history.
Casey started this season in style In the Colonels' opening game 40-7 win vs. Ryle, when he rushed for 118 yards and scored four touchdowns to be named the MVP of the Crosstown Showdown game. He had 235 all-purpose yards and four TDs in a win vs. Kings and he scored four TDs (three rushing, one receiving) in a win vs. Beechwood.
His junior year, Casey rushed for 1,418 yards and 22 touchdowns and also had 24 receptions for 381 yards and four touchdowns. He was named 1st team NKY (Enquirer) and 2nd team NKY by NKY coaches as a running back.
Casey has also played three years of baseball for the Colonels and as an outfielder last season he hit .337 with 33 RBI and 32 runs scored. Active in community service, he plans to play football at the next level but has not yet selected a college.
His favorite athlete is Bryce Harper, favorite entertainer is Michael Jackson, favorite book is The Count of Monte Cristo, favorite movie is Bad Boys and most-like-to-meet is Donald Trump.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Casey has been blessed with a special talent on how to run the ball and he sees the field extremely well. He has a knack for making big plays when they are needed most. I believe his teammates look to him to make that big play and ignite our team. Off the field, he is a good kid who many of his peers enjoy being around."
— Eddie Eviston, Football Coach