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UIW lands a top WR from the Transfer Portal | McNeese WR Trevor Begue is headed to Incarnate Word

Former McNeese State star wide receiver is headed to Incarnate Word as a grad transfer. One of the top FCS wide receivers will join one of the best young FCS quarterbacks at UIW.

By: Justin Kelm @JustinAaronUH91

For years I’ve had the pleasure of watching Wide Receiver Trevor Begue light it up on the football field. I came over in 2019 to Lake Charles. I took a leap of faith and have been blessed ever since. Trevor Begue is a name that you should know. For years he gave his heart and soul to the McNeese State program. From a plethora of awards the thing that stood out the most to me besides all the amazing catches was his character. We live in a day where it’s all about individuals. Begue has been through so much throughout his collegiate career.

Two back-to-back hurricanes and even a global pandemic. But this has not stopped him from his ultimate goal, playing on Sundays. So when I saw Trevor Begue play his last game in a McNeese Cowboys uniform it sure made me smile. When Trevor made his way from the makeshift locker room at Sam Houston State he didn’t ignore me. He greeted me with the biggest smile and thanked me for everything. That goes a long way. His character speaks for itself. He’s a team player and in my opinion, will continue to lead the Southland this fall. When Begue hit the transfer portal, I knew someone was going to land him. I took some time and spoke with him today.

What does it mean to be a Cardinal? 

It feels good being a cardinal man. Just can’t wait to officially get to San Antonio and get to work. 

What made you go to UIW?

I chose UIW because I had a really good relationship with the coaches over there and I feel like my skill set fits their offense perfectly. 

What are you expectations at UIW? 

My expectations for the fall are to come to UIW and help the team win the conference championship and then a national championship.

More about Trevor Begue:

• Earned his Bachelor’s Degree in the Fall of 2019 in Management

• Enters the 2020 season with 78 career catches (20th all-time), 1,067 career receiving yards (24th all-time), and 13 career TD catches (8th all-time)

Spring 2021:

24 receptions. 404 yards. 2 TD’s 
2019: Starter in all 12 games, catching 55 passes for 827 yards and 10 TDs… led the team and ranked 4th in the league in TD catches… ranked 10th in the conference in receiving yards (827) and tied for 12th in receptions (55)… averaged 15.0 yards per catch, ranking him 8th in the league while his 68.9 yards receiving per game average ranked tied for 11th… made a least one catch in all 12 games and a TD grab in eight games, including six of the last seven… his 10 TD catches on the year ranks as the second-most in a season in school history (16 by Terence Davis in 1995)… 55 catches is 8th-most in a season and 827 receiving yards ranks as the 7th most in school history… career-high 9 catches and 121 yards receiving vs. HBU on Oct. 19… that ranked tied as the 7th-most receptions in a game in school history… had 105 yards receiving on five catches in the season finale at Lamar on Nov. 23.

2018: Played in all 11 games making four starts… tied for second on the team with 23 catches and was third with 240 receiving yards… tied for team lead with three TD catches… averaged 10.4 ypc and 21.8 ypg… career-high with 6 catches for 72 yards at UIW… TD grabs at HBU, vs. ACU, at Northwestern State… 5 catches for 37 yards vs. Central Arkansas

2017: Appeared in eight games mostly on special teams… returned three kicks for 61 yards with a long of 21 against ACU. 

2016: Redshirt season.

High School: 2-star rating by… School record breaker with 20 total touchdowns in a season his senior year in leading his team to a state runner-up spot… earned first team all-state, all-district, All-Acadiana, and All-Metro honors… made 66 catches for 1,196 yards and hauled in 17 touchdown passes… set two school career records in total kickoff returns (27) and kickoff return yards (848)… as a junior, 1st team all-state, all-district, All-Acadiana, and All-Metro honors after rushing for 900 yards, 400 yards receiving, 1,500 all-purpose yards and 17 total touchdowns… Silver Cougar award recipient as a junior and senior… team finished 10-2 both his sophomore and junior seasons… Letter four years in basketball, earning all-district honorable mention honors as a point guard his junior year.

Other: Born Nov. 5, 1997… son of Bart and Tammy Begue.


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