Payden McVey
Payden McVey

Deer Park, Texas

High School:
Deer Park HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 230



-Played in 41 games, earning 28 starts during his career

-Only member of the 2014 Cardinals to earn the 400+ lbs. Clean Club

2014 (Senior): Played in 11 games, earning nine starts as a senior ... Caught 18 passes for 211 yards and one touchdown ... Also recorded three tackles, and forced a fumble, on special teams ... Caught a season-high four passes for 63 yards against Southeastern Louisiana ... Also had four receptions for 42 yards at Central Arkansas ... Recorded two receptions for 19 yards and a touchdown in the win at Abilene Christian.

2013 (Junior): Battled through injuries to play in 11 games, earning seven starts ... Hauled in 17 passes for 127 yards and one touchdown ... Caught a season-high six passes for 64 yards against Stephen F. Austin ... One of his receptions against SFA was for a season-long 41 yards ... Had a 21-yard reception in the season-opening victory over Oklahoma Panhandle State.

2012: Played in nine games with three starts ... Recorded 10 catches for 60 yards on the season ... Scored a pair of receiving touchdowns to rank third on the team ... Finished with two catches for 18 yards against Southeastern Louisiana (9/29) with both receptions going for touchdowns ... Recorded a season-high three catches at McNeese State (11/17) for 15 yards ... Longest catch on the year was a 13-yard grab in 34-24 win over Nicholls (11/10) ... Finished with at least one catch in six of nine games played.

2011: Played in 10 games with nine starts as a true freshman ... Finished the year with 17 catches for 150 yards to rank fourth on the team in both categories ... Had a pair of touchdown catches to rank third among all Cardinal receivers ... Finished with season-highs of five catches for 54 yards against Central Arkansas (10/22) ... Also grabbed a 13-yard touchdown reception from Andre Bevil against the Bears ... Other score came in Lamar's 48-38 win at Southeastern Louisiana (10/1) on a 2-yard pass from Bevil ... Finished with four catches for 41 yards against the Lions, including a season-long 23-yard reception ... Caught at least one pass in seven games.

High School: Three-year varsity letterman at Deer Park High School ... First-Team All-District 22-5A as a senior ... Led team with 43 catches for 497 yards and five touchdowns as a senior ... Was third in District 22-5A in receptions as a senior ... Finished junior year with 13 catches and 210 receiving yards ... Named honorable mention all-district as a junior ... Helped the Deer to the playoffs as a junior and a senior ... Was a finalist for the Touchdown Club of Houston's Offensive Player of the Year award ... Named academic all-district three times.

Personal: Payden McVey was born on May 20, 1993, in Dallas ... Son of Mark McVey and Debra Hardy ... Major is entrepreneurship.


2014 Fall Camp - Receivers

Begelton, Roberts lead a strong group of Lamar receivers


Cards win 46-45 thriller over Stephen F. Austin

Ball nails game-winning 41-yard field goal with 15 seconds left


Cardinals Win in Record-Setting Fashion

Aggies overwhelmed as Lamar sets seven records in the victory


Football releases initial depth chart

Berry's strong scrimmage helps him grab top QB spot


Lamar drops Southland opener to Southeastern La. 31-21

Cardinals will look to even league record next Saturday at Northwestern State




The Big Red SN Guys: Lamar at McNeese Chalk Talk 2

(BEAUMONT, TX) The Big Red SN Guys, Jordan and Wesley, deliver their last Chalk Talk of the season - recapping the big win over #17 McNeese State 27-24 and the season as a whole.


Flight Plan::Football

The Lamar Cardinals (7-4 OVR) (4-3 SLC) head to Cowboy Stadium in Lake Charles, LA to compete against McNeese State (6-4 OVR) (4-3 SLC) in their final game of the season. Game time is slated for 6PM.


Highlights: UIW 20 - LU 31

(BEAUMONT, TX) The Lamar Cardinals take home the close win over Incarnate Word with a final score of 20-31. Lamar had yet another record breaking game when Mark Roberts became the first player in Lamar history to record 1,000 receiving yards.

The Cardinals will travel next week to McNeese to take on the Cowboys.


Flight Plan::Football

(BEAUMONT, TX); The Lamar Cardinals are set to take on the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals in the Big Red's final home game. It is also senior night for the Cards, and there will be a ceremony before the game honoring them individually.

Game is slated for 7PM at Provost-Umphrey Stadium and online at www.bigredsn.com

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