The Honoree for Distinguished BHS Athlete is Stephen McGee. Mr. McGee is a 2004 graduate of Burnet High School. As an A Honor Roll student, he was one of Burnet's best all-time student-athletes, graduating 9th in his senior class.
Mr. McGee was a three-year starter at quarterback for the Bulldogs, where he led his team to a 36-5 combined record, including a 28-2 mark as a junior and senior. In both of those seasons, he led his team to the 3A state finals, and he did not throw a single interception during the regular season of his senior year. He finished his high school career with 8,256 passing yards and a 3A state-record of 101 passing touchdowns.
After high school, Mr. McGee went on to play for Texas A&M University, where he started all 13 games in the 2006 season leading the team to a 9-4 record. He broke the A&M single-season completion record, successfully completing 62% of his passes, recording 12 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions. In the 2007 season, he contributed to 62 percent of the team's total yards, as he passed for 2,311 yards and rushed for 899 yards. He received a Bachelors in Business Administration and Masters in marketing from Texas A&M University.
In the 2009 NFL Draft, Mr. McGee was picked by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round, and at the time, became the first quarterback drafted by the Cowboys since 2001, and the second since 1991. The Cowboys were impressed with his strong arm, build, and his work ethic. He signed a four-year deal with the Cowboys on July 28, 2009.
After starter Tony Romo was placed on injured reserve in 2010, Mr. McGee became the Cowboys' second-string quarterback, behind Jon Kitna. During the season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles, he started his first NFL game. He went 11-27, 127 yards, and completed a touchdown pass to Jason Witten with 55 seconds left in the game to give Dallas a 14-13 victory over their divisional rival.
Mr. McGee currently lives in College Station with his wife Brittany where he works as a financial planner and is an avid hunter. Unfortunately, Mr. McGee was unable to attend the banquet. In his absence, School Board President Andy Feild and Vice President Angela Moore presented the award to Rodney McGee, Mr. McGee's father.