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Pat McInally

Wide Receiver

John Patrick McInally

Inducted 2016

Date of Birth



Villa Park, CA


Harvard University (1972-1974)


Excelling both on and off the field at Harvard, Pat McInally was selected as both an NFF National Scholar-Athlete and a First Team All-American in 1974. He becomes the 18th Crimson player to enter the College Football Hall of Fame. A two-time First Team All-Ivy League selection, McInally led Harvard to a share of the 1974 conference title. The 1974 New England Player of the Year finished his career as the Crimson’s single-game, single-season and career record-holder for touchdowns and receptions and as the school’s leader in career receiving yards. McInally ranked second in the nation in receptions in 1973 and fourth in 1974 while also serving as Harvard’s punter. After graduating cum laude, he played in the East-West Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl. McInally is a member of the Harvard University Hall of Fame. Selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round of the 1975 NFL Draft, McInally played both punter and wide receiver for the Bengals from 1976-85. He has the distinction of being the first Harvard graduate ever to play in a Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl, both of which he did in the 1981 season. McInally has remained active after his playing career, creating Kenner’s Starting Lineup action sports figures in 1987, which had more than $700 million in sales over the next 13 years. A prolific writer, he penned the nationally syndicated column, “Pat Answers for Kids,” as well as articles for other publications. The owner of the only perfect “50” score ever recorded on the NFL’s Wonderlic Test, McInally joined the Wonderlic company to help student athletes prepare for the scholastic aptitude test.


Height 6'6"

Weight 210

Career Highlights

  • 1974 All-Conference
  • 1974 Consensus All-America
  • 1974 NCAA Post Graduate Scholar
  • 1974 NFF Scholar Athlete
  • 1973 All-Conference
  • 1973 Second Team - All-America
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