Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 5/20/13
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For Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, severe weather in Oklahoma is too close for comfort. The third overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft is an Oklahoma City native and a two-time team captain at Oklahoma who started 40 games during his college career. Before his stint with the Sooners, he became a standout at Oklahoma City's Southeast High School. Severe storms have hit the Midwest, including the Oklahoma City area, since Sunday. On Monday afternoon, a strong tornado estimated to be an EF4 on the Fujita scale of tornado intensity ripped through Moore, Okla., a southern suburb, and caused widespread damage. This is real people not a game!! F5!! My goodness. God be with my home please!! twitter.comGeraldini93st Gerald McCoy (@Geraldini93) May 20, 2013Please please please pray for my home!! Oklahoma!! Devastating twister ripping things apart. Classified as an F5. Kids stuck in a schools. Gerald McCoy (@Geraldini93) May 20, 2013Sending prayers up to all my Oklahomans. Keep safe please!! My boy @mossismadu just sent this pic!! All bad!! twitter.comGeraldini93st Gerald McCoy (@Geraldini93) May 19, 2013 McCoy, who made his first Pro Bowl after last season, has 69 tackles and nine sacks over his first three years in the NFL. You can follow Andrew Astleford on Twitter @aastleford or email him at aastleford@gmail.com.
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