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A Broncos Dream: The Kyle McBride Story

A Broncos Dream: The Kyle McBride Story by Justin Kelm

I’m starting this off a little bit different. I’ve watched Kyle McBride play football since he was in little league. I remember the days watching him light up the scoreboard in high school in Dayton, Texas. If anyone knows football, football in Texas reigns supreme. Dayton, home of the mighty Broncos is a town that was forged on a legacy.

A legacy of winning. Coming from a rival school, Crosby I know all about the heated rivalry between Crosby and Dayton. In 2011 I began my tenure in Dayton. While Crosby was my hometown, Dayton gave me my first opportunity in my new profession.

McBride is more than just a player, he’s a leader. An all purpose back and returner for Coach Stewart and the Broncos. In 2013 he was a first-team all-district selection as a junior. In 2012 he earned second-team all-district honors as a sophomore. For his career as a Bronco, McBride had 319 rushing attempts for 2,155 yards and 34 rushing TD’s. He also added on 77 receptions for 1,255 yards and 9 receiving TD’s.

After his career at Dayton, McBride made his way to Kilgore, Texas to play for the Rangers. While at Kilgore College, McBride was primarily a kick returner.

He contributed in many ways. In 2017, McBride transferred to the The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. While in his first season with the Falcons McBride played in four games as a sophomore. He made three catches for 58 yards and a touchdown against Sul Ross. He had a 48-yard kick return at Lamar.

In 2018, McBride played in 11 games as a junior, catching 47 passes for 635 yards and three touchdowns. He was named Lone Star Conference Honorable Mention.  He made five catches for 48 yards against MSU Texas. McBride caught five balls for 32 yards at Tarleton.

He had seven receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown against Western New Mexico. He caught two passes for 125 yards and a touchdown at West Texas A&M. He had a school single-game record 11 catches for a season-high 142 yards with a touchdown against Angelo State. He caught seven passes for 85 yards against Eastern New Mexico. In easily his best season, as a senior this past season McBride had 49 receptions for 672 yards receiving and 5 TD’s. In his final collegiate game, McBride went out in style against the the Javelinas of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. In this game, McBride had 4 receptions for 73 yards and 1 TD.

McBride made a huge impact on the game and has aspirations of playing professional football. With the NFL Draft upcoming, McBride has been training with One:9 Sports Performance & Fitness. McBride has been training with current B.C. Lions WR Cameron Echols-Luper, who is also an ESST WR Coach and Speed Trainer. Echols-Luper speaks high of McBride. When speaking of McBride, one thing he displays on the field is an explosiveness. He can contribute in a plethora of ways, through special teams to playing the wildcat position. McBride will be one to watch as the NFL Draft approaches. 

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