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ATLANTA FALCONS ANNOUNCE SUPPORT OF NFL BAN OF QUARTERBACK MICHAEL VICK
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank (L), President/General Manager Rich McKay (C) and Head Coach Bobby Petrino listen to a question regarding quarterback Michael Vick in a press conference in Atlanta on July 24, 2007. They said the team was prepared to suspend Vick for four games before the NFL stepped in. (UPI Photo/John Dickerson)
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Rich McKay (born March 16, 1959 in Eugene, Oregon) is the president and former general manager of the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was the general manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they won Super Bowl XXXVII.

McKay is the son of the late John McKay, who was the Buccaneers' first head coach. McKay was a ball boy for the Buccaneers when his father was the head coach. While his father was head coach at USC in Los Angeles, McKay played quarterback at Bishop Amat High School in La Puente, CA. When John McKay took the Tampa Bay job he moved his family, including son Rich, to Florida where McKay played quarterback his senior year at Jesuit High School of Tampa the 1976 - 1977 season. McKay earned his bachelor's degree from Princeton University in 1981 and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1984. Prior to entering the NFL, McKay was an attorney with the Tampa law firm of Hill, Ward, and Henderson. McKay and his wife, Terrin, have two sons, Hunter and John.

As general manager for the Buccaneers from 1993 to 2003, McKay directed six teams that reached the NFC playoffs and one team that won a Super Bowl title. In 1996, McKay hired Tony Dungy as head coach, and in 1999 the Bucs played in the NFC Championship Game.

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