L. J. McCray
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McCray with the San Francisco 49ers in 2014
No. 21 – Saskatchewan Roughriders
Position:Free safety
Personal information
Born: (1991-06-18) June 18, 1991 (age 29)
Georgetown, South Carolina
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Harding University
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
Career history
* San Francisco 49ers ( 2014 2015)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Practice squad
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles:14
Forced fumbles:0
Pass deflections:0
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

James Oneil "L. J." McCray II (born June 18, 1991) is an American football safety who is currently a member of the Saskatchewan roughriders CFL team. He played college football at Catawba College and attended Harding University High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.[1]

College careerEdit

McCray played for the Catawba Indians from 2009 to 2013. He was redshirted in 2011 after sustaining an injury. He was a first team All-South Atlantic Conference selection in 2012. He recorded 78 tackles, 2 sacks and 8 pass break ups his senior year in 2013.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 210 lb 4.52 s 1.53 s 2.57 s 4.07 s 6.77 s 36 in 10 ft 4 in 24 reps

San Francisco 49ersEdit

McCray was signed by the San Francisco 49ers on May 10, 2014 after going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft.[3] He made his NFL debut on September 7, 2014 against the Dallas Cowboys.[4]

On September 3, 2016, McCray was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for an undisclosed draft pick,[5] but failed his physical examination with them, voiding the trade.[6] He was then waived by 49ers on September 5, 2016.[7]

Carolina PanthersEdit

On January 5, 2017, McCray signed a reserve/future contract with the Carolina Panthers.[8] He was placed on injured reserve on September 2, 2017.[9] On September 11, 2017, he was waived with an injury settlement.[10]

Buffalo BillsEdit

On October 17, 2017, McCray was signed to the Buffalo Bills' practice squad.[11] He was released on January 2, 2018.[12] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Bills on January 10, 2018.[13]

On August 28, 2018, McCray was released by the Bills.[14]


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  2. "2014 NFL Draft: Catawba College Safety LJ McCray1". May 7, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  3. "L.J. McCray". Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  4. "L.J. McCray". Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  5. Cohen, Stephen (September 3, 2016). "Seahawks acquire safety L.J. McCray from 49ers". Archived on September 3, 2016. Error: If you specify |archivedate=, you must also specify |archiveurl=. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  6. Barrows, Matt. "L.J. McCray fails physical in Seattle, is back with 49ers". Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  7. "49ers Claim DT Taylor Hart; Waive S L.J. McCray". Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  8. Henson, Max (January 5, 2017). "Panthers sign L.J. McCray to future contract".
  9. Henson, Max (September 2, 2017). "Panthers trim roster to 53". Archived from the original on September 20, 2017.
  10. "Transactions". Archived from the original on September 11, 2017. Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  11. Brown, Chris (October 17, 2017). "Bills sign WR Thompson; RB Banyard released".
  12. Brown, Chris (January 2, 2018). "Bills add RB Green to practice squad".
  13. Brown, Chris (January 10, 2018). "Bills sign two more reserve/future free agents".
  14. "Bills release reserve safety LJ McCray". Bills Wire. USA Today. August 28, 2018.
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