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|No. 19 – San Jose Sabercats|
|Born:||May 11, 2027 (aged 32)|
Barrow, Alaska, U.S.
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school:||Barrow High School|
|College:||University of Alaska-Anchorage|
|ISFL Draft:||S36 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14|
|DSFL Draft:||S35 / Round:|
|Norfolk Seawolves, Baltimore Hawks, Sarasota Sailfish|
Sconnie McSix (born May 11, 2027) is an American football widereceiver who is currently playing for the Sarasota Sailfish.He played college football for University of Alaska-Anchorage and spent one season in the DSFL with the Norfolk Seawolves, helping them to an Ultimini Championship.
Sconnie McSix was born on May 11, 2027 at Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital in Barrow, Alaska. His mother was a nurse at the hospital, while his father worked for the government as a land surveyor. From his early years, McSix was raised to persevere through difficult circumstances. The weather conditions in Barrow (the northernmost city in the United States) can be brutal, summers are short, and this builds a natural resilience into its citizens. Also working against McSix was the lack of a football program in his hometown. As a young man, he worked with other students and a few passionate adults to raise money to fund a football field. The story went viral, with donations coming in from football fans from all around the country. In 2006, the students got their wish, a football field and the establishment of a high school program. McSix thrived on the gridiron, as the power back showed impressive speed and receiving skills on top of a bruising running game to become a dominant force in the state. He led Barrow to back to back small school state championships before accepting a scholarship to the University of Alaska-Anchorage, a place where he would again be part of a brand new program.
When McSix joined the UAA program in 2046, the university had just completed a massive construction project, building a beautiful turf football field on the university campus and ushering in the college football era. McSix quickly made headlines, going off for 200 yards and two touchdowns on the ground and another 100 yards and a score in the air on an opening night win over the University of Washington Huskies. He would finish the season in the top five in Division 1 in rushing yards and in the number one spot in all-purpose yards. This wouldn't change as his career went on, as McSix ultimately grew into his 6'2", 220 lb frame, allowing him to further improve his up-the-gut rushing game. By the time his college career was done, McSix had four All-American honors, two Heisman trophies, the NCAA career rushing yardage record, and a spotlight on him entering the upcoming DSFL draft.
College career statistics
|Career statistics||Rushing||Offensive Line|
Sconnie McSix came in determined to make a big splash in the DSFL right from the jump, and he accomplished that in his rookie season. As the team's lead back in a rush-heavy offense, he carried the ball 256 times for 1262 yards, proving to be a workhorse back who churned out tough yardage for first downs. McSix had some frustrations throughout the season, as veteran back Will Groves stole the spotlight at times, taking 125 carries for himself and getting a lot of goal line work, resulting in 10 touchdowns to McSix's 6. Aside from the personal issues, the ground game was super effective for the Seawolves, leading to a storybook turnaround which saw the team go from worst to first, following up last season's disappointing 3-11 last place finish with a 10-4 regular season and Ultimini win over the Kansas City Coyotes. Many questions surround McSix as he heads into the ISFL draft. Will he be back for another season in Norfolk to make a potential MVP run? Will he get called up immediately? Will his ISFL team look to have him swap positions? We'll have to stay tuned to find out, but one thing is for sure, McSix has proven himself as a player to watch in this league.
As it turns out, McSix would be drafted and called up immediately for the Baltimore Hawks, who deemed him as their WR1 of the future. McSix got in on the action right off the bat, and put up solid numbers despite being arguably the #5 option on the offense behind RBs Dante King and Busch Goose, TE Leonard Graf, and WR Luke Quick. McSix was near the top of the league in touchdowns with 9, and clearly developed some chemistry with aging QB Gimmy Jarapolo. Heading into his sophomore season, McSix looks to try to approach the 1000 yard receiving mark and improve on his low 40.6 yards per game average from last season. With Quck, Goose, and King all regressing, he may have a chance to do just that, and he will hope to make some noise as a young player to watch in the ISFL. With Baltimore drafting rookie Preston Beatz to be their quarterback of the future, they are hoping for Beatz-McHits to the the league's next big one-two punch when Beatz makes his pro debut.
Season 37 was an interesting one for McSix, who was able to put up improved yardage and reception totals despite the team's focus on the running backs, both on the ground and in the air. Aging quarterback Gimmy Jarapolo showed surprising poise at times, flinging the ball around at many points during the season. McSix had his most prolific game against Sarasota in Week 7, providing 8 catches for 108 yards. Despite solid totals, McSix decided to exercise his mutual option and test free agency, before agreeing to a sign-and-trade to the Sarasota Sailfish, a perennial playoff team and storied franchise. He is slated to now be the Sailfish WR1 of the future, but will bide his time playing behind the extremely talented Nick Kaepercolin Jr for the next season or two. The question becomes, will this move pay off, leading to better numbers, championships, and an improved awards resume? Or will the move from what was shaping to be a target heavy approach in Baltimore hinder McSix's quest for greatness and hardware?
In Season 38, Sarasota looked primed for a big season. The team is a perrenial contender, and with McSix joining Kaepercolin and Barnes in a talented receiving corps, things were looking great for the team. Unfortunately, the team struggled from some bad luck and tough breaks on both sides of the ball en-route to a 7-9 record that saw them fail to make the playoffs. On a personal level, McSix continued to take steps towards establishing himself as a top receiver, as he topped 1000 yards for the first time in his career, finishing 13th in the league in receiving yards with 1157. His touchdown production dropped just a hair as he finished with 7 "McSixes", but his yards-per-reception was 6th in the league at 14.3 yars per catch. As his TPE continues to rise and Kapercolin faces regression, it is soon to be the McSix show in the WR corps in Sarasota, and Sconnie is ready for it.
Season 39 brought high expectation for the Sailfish, and they started the season off strong! The team started 6-1 and ended the season with a 10-5-1 record, good for 2nd in the conference. Unfortunately, the team lost a tight playoff game to the Chicago Butchers, giving a promising season a premature ending. McSix continued to grow into a premier receiver, notching 96 receptions for 1152 yards and 10 touchdowns. The team was excited about his improved touchdown numbers, although stud teammates Nick Kaepercolin, Jr. and Johnny Blaze, Jr. cut into his opportunities, with 17 and 9 touchdowns, respectively. With increased volume and growing talent, the ceiling is extremely high for McSix next season, as he will look to make the leap into the upper echelon of receivers in the ISFL. MVP candidate Carter Knight is being hit hard by regression, as is Kaepercolin, so there is no time like the present for McSix to go from dependable target to game changer.
Season 40 was a wild one, as the Sailfish were plagued by poor luck and some inconsistent performances. For whatever reason, the chemistry that had been building between Carter Knight and McSix dissolved, and McSix became unhappy with the lack of production and numbers. For a player entering what was supposed to be the peak of his career, Sconnie wasn't seeing the ball as much as he'd like to. Despite being a team player, he requested a trade from the team, joining a building San Jose team in dire need of offensive weapons. McSix was able to team up with star San Jose quarterback Owen Farrell to produce some excitement down the stretch for San Jose, and the future looks very bright, with the hopes of a strong connection between the two leading San Jose back to prominence. Both players have awards and, dare I say, Hall of Fame motivations, so plan on seeing plenty of airing it out in San Jose in Season 41!
Professional career statistics
|Career statistics||Rushing||Offensive Line|
Achievements and records
- Ultimini Champion (1): 2050 (S35)
- Baltimore Hawks Team Captain (2): 2051 (S36), 2052 (S37)
- Sarasota Sailfish Team Captain (1): 2054 (S39)