Our daily countdown to kickoff is halfway home today as we look at the top Canes to wear #50.
Roger “Rocky” McIntosh
Today’s cover athlete, Roger “Rocky” McIntosh played at Miami from 2002-2006. A Roosevelt, NY native, McIntosh moved around often as a youth as part of a military family. Settling in Gaffney, SC for HS, McIntosh made the trek south to Coral Gables after an outstanding HS career and a high recruiting ranking, being the #15 OLB in his recruiting class. McIntosh made the wise decision to come to Miami over scholarship offers from Tennessee, Florida State, and many, many others.
After a resdshirt in 2001 on the Best College Football Team Ever, McIntosh was a contributor right away for Miami in 2002, a notable feat for a team that played for a National Championship (and got SCREWED by Terry Fucking Porter’s bullshit late flag....but I digress). In 4 years with the Canes, McIntosh played in 46 games, starting 26 of them.
Over the course of his 4 year playing career at UM, McIntosh totaled 266 tackles, with 9 sacks. McIntosh was a 2-time honorable mention All-ACC player in 2005 and 2006.
After his college career, McIntosh was a 2nd round draft pick of the Washington Redskins in 2007. McIntosh played 6 seasons for the Redskins, followed by 1 year stints with the then-St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions. With 530 tackles, 9 sacks, 19 PBUs, 4 interceptions and 8 forced fumbles to his credit, McIntosh was definitely an impact player at the professional level for the better part of a decade.
Following his 1 year stint with the Lions, McIntosh retired from the NFL. McIntosh wasn’t without a job for long, however, becoming the Head Football coach at Flint Hill HS in Oakton, VA in early 2014. McIntosh is also the Upper School Admissions Interviewer and Outreach Assistant at Flint Hill HS. He holds that position to this day.
Others to wear 50:
Darryl Sharpton, UM Hall of Famer Jim Otto, Bobby Garcia
Another day closer to kickoff, and it’s awesome.