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Western Conn.’s Octavias McKoy runs into record book

He is a pure running back at heart. Elusive, tough, fast, determined, strong, dedicated, and yet, humble. And most of all, grateful for his opportunity.

Ask Octavias McKoy for a comparison, a back with a similar style, a professional, current or past, that he looks to for inspiration and the Western Connecticut State University senior quickly rattles off a list of names with the quickness in which he attacks the line of scrimmage with his powerful 5-foot-11-inch, 205-pound frame.

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