An improving receiver and part-time kick and punt returner entering his fourth season at Tech... one of just three receivers on the roster with game experience... an athletic player who has significantly improved his strength since arriving at Tech... a candidate to handle both kick and punt returns.
Played in 10 games as a reserve wide receiver, special teams player, kick and punt returner... caught two passes for 29 yards... returned six kickoffs for an average of 23.0 yards per attempt... had three punt returns... had one punt return for 11 yards in the season opener vs. South Carolina State (Sept. 4)... all six of his kick returns for 138 yards came in the NC State game (Sept. 25)... had a 13-yard reception vs. Miami (Nov. 13)... had a 16-yard reception and returned two punts in the Independence Bowl vs. Air Force.
Saw action in seven games as a back-up at wide receiver... also played on special teams... made his first career reception for 18 yards at Duke (Nov. 14)... had three kickoff returns for 76 yards (25.3 ypa) including a long of 41 yards.
Redshirted in 2008... a versatile player who has been impressive at wide receiver and may also develop into a punt and kick returner.
Helped lead Martin Luther King, Jr. High School to a Division 5A championship in 2007... a versatile player who may also develop into a punt and kick returner... named all-region and all-county honorable mention in 2007... returned punts for a total of 312 yards as a senior... named all-county and all-region in 2006... made four catches in the DeKalb County East vs. West Game... made six receptions vs. North Atlanta High School as a junior... earned three varsity letters in football at MLKHS, where he played wide receiver, quarterback and returned punts and kickoffs... also earned one letter in baseball... a good student who was on the honor roll every year of high school... member of the National Honor Society.
Nickname is "DJ"... chose Tech because of excellent academics, it's close to home and an "opportunity to be a part of something great"... was recruited earlier by Paul Johnson's staff at Navy... given name is Daniel Lamons McKayhan... born Jan. 15, 1990 in the golf town of Southern Pines, N.C... has two younger siblings, Dee-Dee and Jae-Jae... majoring in management.
Receptions: 1 at Duke, Nov. 13, 2009; 1 vs. Miami, Nov. 13, 2010
Receiving Yards: 18 at Duke, Nov. 13, 2009
Longest Reception: 18 at Duke, Nov. 13, 2009
Kick Returns: 6 vs. NC State, Sept. 25, 2010
Kick Return Yards: 138 vs. NC State, Sept. 25, 2010
Long Kick Return: 34 vs. NC State, Sept. 25, 2010
Punt Returns: 1 vs. South Carolina State, Sept. 4, 2010
Punt Return Yards: 11 vs. South Carolina State, Sept. 4, 2010