Steve McNair Jr. to sign with Texas school

July 16, 2012 in Local Sports, News, Sports, Statewide News

HATTIESBURG – (AP) Steve McNair Jr. is taking his talents to Texas, where he will continue his college football career at Midwestern State.

Steve McNair Jr.

McNair, son of the late Steve McNair, spent the past two seasons at Pearl River Community College, where he was impressive on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. He made 69 catches for 727 yards and three touchdowns, while compiling 43 tackles, one sack and four interceptions for the Wildcats.

The Hattiesburg-American reports that the younger McNair’s mother, Cotina Feazell, and PRCC coach Tim Hatten confirmed McNair’s decision to sign with Midwestern State, a member of the Division II Lone Star Conference in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Feazell says Midwestern State has made it clear they plan to use McNair solely on offense.

On July 4, 2009, former Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair Sr. was killed in an apparent murder-suicide. McNair had several gunshot wounds, including one to the head. He was found on the sofa of a rented Second Avenue area condominium. His girlfriend, 20-year-old Sahel Kazemi, was found on the floor near him with a single gunshot wound to her head.

A pistol was found near her body.