Mel-Hi Grad Breaks Ohio Wesleyan Career Receiving Record

By  //  October 27, 2014

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Senior tight end Calvin Cagney HAS 173 CATCHES

Melbourne High School graduate, and now Senior Ohio Wesleyan tight end Calvin Cagney, broke the Battling Bishops’ career receptions record during Saturday’s game at DePauw. (Ohio Wesleyan image)

DELAWARE, OHIO – Melbourne High School graduate, and now Senior Ohio Wesleyan tight end Calvin Cagney, broke the Battling Bishops’ career receptions record during Saturday’s game at DePauw when he caught 5 passes in a 23-16 win, boosting his season total to 35 – and his career total to 173.

Ohio Wesleyan Head Coach Tom Watts said the record never came up with conversations with Cagney during the week. Watts said his staff acknowledges players when they break individual records, but the players are more interested in team records and team success.

Calvin Cagney
Calvin Cagney

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Cagney said the record did not enter his mind at any point during the week. “I wasn’t aware I was close to breaking it,” he said.

Watts gives Cagney high marks when it comes to positioning himself during plays. Watts also mentioned that Cagney is a dynamic player capable of doing a lot more than catching, citing Cagney’s blocking and rushing abilities, as well as his catching skills, as reasons for defenses to get very frustrated when they face the Bishops’ offense.

Tom Watts
Tom Watts

“He does a really good job of putting himself in a position to catch the ball,” said Watts.

Cagney, a native of Indialantic, Florida, said he prefers scoring touchdowns, but he gets excited when he blocks for teammates who then perform well on those plays.