Reports: USU Safety Monté McGary Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Jun 21, 2022, 11:31 AM
Monte McGary #26 and AJ Vongphachanh #10 of the Utah State Aggies during their game October 1, 2021 at Maverik Stadium in Logan, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITYUtah State safety Monté McGary entered the NCAA’s Transfer Portal after one season with the Aggies, according to multiple reports.

247Sports was the first to report McGary’s entrance into the portal on Tuesday, June 21.

The 2021 season was the safety’s first year with the USU football program.

McGary joined the Aggies ahead of last season after transferring from Troy. He graduated from Troy in 2020 and is listed as a graduate student for the 2022 season.

McGary is a native of North Omaha, Nebraska. Prior to his college career, McGary was a standout player at Omaha South High School. During his two seasons at Omaha South, McGary recorded 61 catches for 1,341 yards and 12 touchdowns as a receiver. He added 27 tackles and an interception. McGary also played basketball and competed in track & field.

After high school, McGary attended South Dakota State and played cornerback. He also participated in special teams. In 2018, McGary had 16 tackles and one pass breakup in 16 games.

Following his time with the Jackrabbits, McGary played at Iowa Western Community College and recorded 24 tackles, one fumble recovery, and a pass breakup.

McGary transferred to Troy for the 2019 season but was unable to play due to an injury. Then the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted his 2020 season at Troy.

Last season at Utah State, McGary posted 24 total tackles, 13 solo tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, four pass breakups, one fumble recovery, and an interception. He appeared in 14 contests, including three starts.

McGary helped the Aggies to an 11-3 record, including 6-2 in Mountain West Conference games. The safety also helped USU capture its first-ever Mountain West title and a win over Oregon State in the L.A. Bowl. McGary recorded a pass breakup during Utah State’s 46-13 victory over San Diego State in the Mountain West championship game.

Utah State opens its 2022 schedule at home against the UConn Huskies on Saturday, August 27. The game can be heard on KSL Sports Zone.

  • Utah State Aggies Scoreboard

  • Utah State Aggies Team Leaders

  • Utah State Aggies Standings

Utah State Aggies

Kyle Ireland

Local Programs Land In Top 20 Of Initial 2022-23 NCAA NET Rankings

Men's and women's basketball programs from the Beehive State landed in the top 20 of the initial NET rankings for the 2022-23 season.
1 day ago
Kyle Ireland

Report: Commanders C Tyler Larsen Dislocated Kneecap During Week 13

Washington Commanders offensive lineman Tyler Larsen reportedly suffered a dislocated kneecap during Week 13 of the 2022 NFL season.
1 day ago
utah state forward dan akin...
Brian Preece

Balanced Utah State Weathers San Francisco Rally, Move To 7-0

A furious San Francisco comeback attempt came up short as Utah State showed their late game moxie in a 82-64 win to remain undefeated.
2 days ago
Kyle Ireland

Rams LB Bobby Wagner Snags Interception Against Former Team

Los Angeles Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner hauled in his first interception of the season against his old NFL team, the Seattle Seahawks.
2 days ago
Brian Preece

Utah State To Face Memphis In First Responder Bowl

The Utah State Aggies have accepted an invite to the SERVPRO First Responders Bowl against the Memphis Tigers.
2 days ago
Brian Preece

Utah State Football In Heyday Of Unflattering Bowl History

On the verge of their 10th bowl appearance in 12 seasons, the Utah State Aggies have enjoyed unprecedented program success in recent seasons.
3 days ago
Reports: USU Safety Monté McGary Enters NCAA Transfer Portal