Willis McGahee was one of the top running backs in the NFL during his time playing in the league. He was considered to be a top-five draft pick but suffered a gruesome knee injury. He fell a bit in the draft, but once he got into the league, he made an impact.
McGahee spent 10 seasons in the NFL and played for four different teams. One thing people may not know about McGahee is the number of kids he has. It is a pretty big number.
Willis McGahee’s NFL career
The Buffalo Bills selected the running back with the 23rd overall pick in the 2003 NFL draft. McGahee was forced to miss his first season because of the injury he suffered in his final college football game. He was able to make a healthy recovery and was ready to get out on the football field.
When he got back on the field, he made an immediate impact. During the 2004 and 2005 season, McGahee rushed for over 1,000 yards. McGahee was named the PFWA NFL Comeback Player of the Year after the 2004 season. He quickly became the go-to running back for the Bills. During the 2004 season, he rushed for 13 touchdowns, which was the most of his career. In his final season in Buffalo, he ran for 990 yards and six touchdowns.
After his time in Buffalo, he was traded to the Baltimore Ravens before the start of the 2007 season. At the time, he was one of the highest-paid running backs in the league. He was expected to earn $40.12 million through a seven-year contract. McGahee continued to have success when he joined the Ravens. During the 2007 season, he played in 15 games and rushed for 1,207 yards with seven touchdowns. His performance allowed him to be named to his first Pro Bowl.
The end of Willis McGahee’s career
McGahee’s numbers fell off after his first season in Baltimore. At the end of the 2010 season, he signed a four-year contract with the Denver Broncos. He quickly bounced back when he joined the Broncos. When the 2011 season came to an end, McGahee rushed for 1,199 yards with four touchdowns. That season he made his second Pro Bowl team.
The 2012 season was his final one with the Broncos. In 10 games, he rushed for 731 yards with four touchdowns. After the Broncos waived him in 2013 and then he was picked up by the Cleveland Browns. The 2013 season was McGahee’s final one of his career. He appeared in 12 games and rushed for 377 yards and two touchdowns. He finished his career rushing for 8,474 yards with 65 touchdowns.
Willis McGahee is a father of many
McGahee had a good number of kids during his playing career. In an article by Complex, it talked about athletes with the most children, and McGahee was one of those athletes. In the article, it was reported that he had nine kids by eight different women.
But McGahee was not done, in another article from Complex, it said that he was getting ready to have his 10th child by his girlfriend at the time who was a track and field athlete. So that is a total of 10 kids for the former running back. If something was interesting about McGahee, having that many children are certainly something.