"I am just honored to receive this award," added Randall Mackey. "I really have to give all of the credit to my coaches and teammates. The coached called the plays, and my teammates did something with it when I got them the ball. I am just like the point guard out here. I distribute the ball around to my guys, and they do something with the ball. We have a lot of talented playmakers in our offense."
The recipient of the Mississippi Bowl Committee's 2009 Player of the Year honor,
Mackey passed for a national-best 3,122 yards this past season despite missing
one contest due to injury for the 11-1 Lions. The former Bastrop (La.) High
School standout had three games with 400 or more passing yards in 2009, including
a career-best 482 yards (on 31-of-42 passing) and seven passing touchdowns in
EMCC's memorable 75-71 victory over Mississippi Gulf Coast in the MACJC state
"The game against Gulf Coast CC will always stick out to me. That was a wild game. They got us pretty good earlier in the year, and just to finish my junior college career being able to beat those guys just kind of caps it off for me. I could not have asked for a better way to end here than that. The coaches here have really elevated my game, and I owe it all to those guys. I can't say enough about my staff here. They are great people and great coaches."
In helping lead the EMCC Lions to a two-year composite record of 19-3 and school-first, back-to-back state playoff appearances, Mackey completed his 21-game career in Scooba having thrown for 5,940 yards and 56 touchdowns on 425-of-654 passing (65%). While rushing for 1,065 career yards and nine touchdowns on 187 attempts, Mackey accounted for 7,005 career yards of total offense and 65 touchdowns in quarterbacking East Mississippi CC to a perfect 12-0 composite mark in MACJC North Division play.
Randall was named an honorable mention NJCAA All-American selection as a freshman
for the 8-2 Lions. Mackey threw for 2,818 yards and 24 touchdowns on 193-of-320
passing (60.3%), while also rushing for 486 yards on 80 carries in 2008.
Mackey will take his talents to Ole Miss next.
"I just can't wait to get started (at Ole Miss). They want me to run the Wild Rebel and do some other things in their offense. They are losing (Dexter) McCluster so they need someone to step in there and be a playmaker. I hope I can fill that role. I know they just committed Wayne Dorsey and some other junior college players I am familiar with. They are looking to win big next year, and I hope I can make an impact for their team."
Mackey is now expected to graduate in May and will ink with the Rebels in February.
All stats were compiled from East MS CC sport's department.
Yancy Porter is the Recruiting Manager for the State of Mississippi and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org