Fred McAfee

Head shot jersey no padsBorn: June 20, 1968
Hometown: Philadelphia, MS
Year of Induction: 2015


Philadelphia High School, 1984-87

  • Didn’t play football as a freshman or sophomore, played in the band
  • Blossomed as a senior running back, making all-district
  • Two-time State champion pole vaulter, winning a meet the first time he tried the event

Mississippi College, 1987-1990

  • Rushed for 4,416 yards and 38 touchdowns over four seasons
  • Ran for 1,583 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior, both school records
  • Led Choctaws to a national Division II championship as a junior
  • Division II All-America as a junior and senior

National Football League

  • Scouted by fellow Hall of Famer Hamp Cook, who encouraged the Saints to draft McAfee
  • Drafted by Saints in sixth round of the 1991 draft, 154th overall
  • Played 16 seasons for four different teams
  • Began and ended his career as a Saint
  • Led Saints in rushing as a rookie for a division winning team
  • Became a special teams stalwart for most of his career, earning All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors for the Steelers in 1992
  • Helped Steelers to Super Bowl XXX in the 1995 season
  • Scored touchdown in final game as a Saint
  • Immediately hired to work in player personal for the Saints

Did you know?

  • One of the fastest players in Mississippi football history, he is nicknamed Fast Freddie for obvious reasons. He grew up a huge fan of Southern Miss, but chose Mississippi College because of the all-you-can eat steak and ice cream on his recruiting visit.