-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.