Kevin Macari: Same Story, Different Level

Former New Canaan star Kevin Macari picks up right where he left off, scoring a touchdown in his first game for the Georgetown Hoyas.

You can send him off to college, put him in a different offense, and give him a new number, but when it's all said and done, you get the same old, Kevin Macari. In his first game for , the former scored on a 44-yard touchdown reception last Saturday, helping the Hoyas beat Davidson, 40-16.

"It was pretty cool and I was excited," Macari told Patch. "It was also kind of nerve-wracking because the guy covering me fell down and I was all alone and waiting for the ball. It was good to get the touchdown out of the way so I can just get back to playing."

In this day and age of the Internet and instantaneous information, a lot of Macari's friends back home found out he had scored his first touchdown before the game was even over and the congratulatory messages flooded his cell phone.

"That was great," he said. "I got a lot of texts, e-mails, and voicemails from people who found out I scored a touchdown."

Macari probably received another avalanche of text messages after being named the for his two catch, 51-yard effort against Davidson.

"I didn't expect that at all," said Macari, who was a two-time, all-state selection in high school. "It's a great honor and I was really happy to get the award."

Macari, who traded in his signature number 4 with the Rams, for number 89 with the Hoyas, might've gone a few hundred miles south to play football at the next level, but he works in an offense that goes from east-to-west. The Hoyas high-octane attack can put points on the board in a hurry, just like the one at New Canaan. 

"It's a very fast offense, people are constantly going in and out," he said. "It's very confusing for the opponents. We have high expectations and we set the bar high and wanted to score 40 or more points against Davidson."

Macari, who admitted to "freaking out" a little before his first game, has the nerves and first touchdown out of the way. Next up for Georgetown and Macari is a date with Lafayette on Saturday. But with a return trip to Connecticut on September 17 against Yale, you can forgive Macari if he has a few other things on his mind than just the defensive backs from Lafayette.

"I'm really focused for the Lafayette game," said Macari. "But when I saw that we had Yale on the schedule early in the season, I got pretty excited. That should be fun." 

Larry September 07, 2011 at 07:01 PM
A winner is a winner is a winner....Macari is all that.


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