Former Liberty County High School football star, Raekwon McMillan is headed to Sin City after he was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders from the Miami Dolphins, Aug. 29. According to a press release issued by the Raiders, Las Vegas will send a 2021 fourth-round draft pick to the Dolphins in return for McMillan and 2021 fifth-round draft pick.
The former ESPN five-star recruit and Ohio State linebacker was the Dolphins NFT draft pick in the 2017 draft.
McMillian, a 6-foot-2, 242-pound versatile linebacker spent the first three years of his career with the Dolphins.
According to the release McMillan has started in 28-of-29 appearances and compiled 177 tackles (104 solo), defended two passes, had two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery over his career.
Last season, McMillan started in 12-of-13 contests before being placed on the Reserve/Injured list for the season.
In 2018, McMillan started in all 16 contests after missing his rookie season due to injury. He logged 105 tackles (69), defended one pass, had two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery, becoming the first Dolphins player since at least 2000 to total 100 tackles despite not appearing in an NFL game prior to the season.
The release stated that McMillan was a two-year starter and three-year letterman at Ohio State. He played in 41 games with 26 starts, compiling 270 tackles, six sacks, one interception, 10 passes defended and two forced fumbles.
In his final season with the Buckeyes in 2016, he started in all 13 contests and recorded a team-high 102 stops (49), adding two sacks, four passes defensed and two forced fumbles, earning second-team All-American and first-team All-Big Ten honors while also being a semifinalist for the prestigious Butkus Award.
McMillan did win the Butkus Award during his senior season at Liberty County High School.