CFL: 4th season
Stamps: 1st season
Games played through 2019
Regular season: 51 (18 with Ham. in 2019, 15 with Ham. in 2018, 18 with Ham. in 2017)
Playoffs: 3 (1 with Ham. in 2019, 2 with Ham. in 2018)
Grey Cup: 1 (with Ham. in 2019)
Grey Cup wins: 0
Signed as a free agent on Feb. 11, 2020.
McGough was selected in the first round (fourth overall) by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 2017 draft.
(Calgary) McGough was under contract with the Stampeders but the season was cancelled because of the global pandemic.
(Hamilton) McGough played all 18 regular-season games for the Ticats and made one start. He recorded four defensive tackles, including one tackle for loss, 11 special-teams stops and picked up his first career sack in a Week 19 game against Ottawa. He also had one forced fumble and one knockdown. McGough was also in uniform for the Eastern Final and the Grey Cup and registered one special-teams tackle in the championship game.
(Hamilton) McGough played 15 regular-season contests and had seven defensive tackles, four special-teams tackles and one forced fumble. He also dressed for both the Eastern Semi-Final and Eastern Final and had one defensive tackle in the Eastern Final.
(Hamilton) In his rookie season, McGough played all 18 regular-season games including his CFL debut in Week 1 against the Toronto Argonauts. He finished the season with three defensive tackles and 18 special-teams tackles.
First CFL game: June 25, 2017, at Toronto
First sack: Oct. 19, 2019, vs Ottawa
McGough played four years (2013-16) at the University of Calgary. He earned Canada West all-star honours in 2014 and 2016 and was a second-team all-Canadian in 2014. In 26 career games for the Dinos, McGough amassed 67 tackles including 17 tackles for loss and nine sacks. He started his university career at running back before making the switch to the defensive line. He was part of two Hardy Cup-championship teams with Calgary.
McGough played both running back and defensive end at Crescent Heights High School in Medicine Hat before enrolling at the University of Calgary.