Payden McVey
Payden McVey


Deer Park, Texas

High School:
Deer Park HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 230



-A member of the Lamar's 400+ lbs. Clean Club in the weight room.

-Returns as the starter at the Y receiver.

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


Football: #IceBucketChallenge

Coach Ray Woodard and the Senior Cardinals accept Channel 6's Andrew Chernoff's #icebucketchallenge to #strikeoutALS and challenge Judge Bob Wortham and the Lamar Cardinals Men's Basketball Team.


FOOTBALL: Camp Upadate

BEAUMONT, TX: Head Coach Ray Woodard discusses camp progress and the first game of the season. The Cardinals open up season play at home against Grambling on August 30 at 7 PM.



Coach Ray Woodard and players discuss the new freshman class, camp, and what to expect for the year.


2013 Cardinal Football Highlight Video

Look back at the 2013 football season




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