Over the years Fort Morgan has gained a reputation for playing a hardnosed brand of football with tough players. Few epitomize the inherent toughness of the Mustangs more than 2016 DE/FB Toby McBride. The back to back 220 pound Colorado wrestling champ, despite his high school success on the mat, plans to play football in college.
During football season, McBride, who is 6-3, plays in the 235-245 pound range. Despite his success on the field and the mat McBride has yet to secure a college offer, but says he is hearing from Colorado State, Wyoming, South Dakota and Northern Colorado. The two way star says Wyoming likes him at defensive end. On the defensive side of the ball McBride had 100 tackles, nine sacks and four fumbles caused. Colorado State likes him at fullback. McBride says his preference is fullback, a position that saw him rush for 575 yards and 14 scores. During his career McBride has attended CSU-Pueblo team camp as well as camps at Colorado State and Nebraska.
Looking at his game McBride says, “I am a strong leader by example. I am comfortable under pressure and can be counted on in the tougher moments.” Looking at areas of improvement McBride says, “I need to work on running lower and keeping my feet moving.”
Colleges need to take notice of this tough ballplayer, who brings it on the field each down. Further his knowledge of leverage and explosion from his success in wrestling make him a very physical presence on the field. McBride is not a burner and as such is better suited for the defensive line. Further, his frame could allow him to potentially be a combo DE/DT at the college level.