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 NFL.com
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 career[edit | edit source]

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 career[edit | edit source]

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 49ers[edit | edit source]

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 Panthers[edit | edit source]

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 Bills[edit | edit source]

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]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fucillo, David (July 10, 2014). "49ers roster, 90-in-90 breakdowns: James McCray". ninersnation.com. http://www.ninersnation.com/2014/7/10/5886069/49ers-roster-90-in-90-breakdowns-james-mccray. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  2. "2014 NFL Draft: Catawba College Safety LJ McCray1". newerascouting.com. May 7, 2014. http://www.newerascouting.com/2014/05/07/2014-nfl-draft-catawba-college-safety-lj-mccray/. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  3. "L.J. McCray". kffl.com. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141204183916/http://www.kffl.com/player/29823/nfl/news/l.j.-mccray. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  4. "L.J. McCray". nfl.com. http://www.nfl.com/player/l.j.mccray/2550305/gamelogs. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  5. Cohen, Stephen (September 3, 2016). "Seahawks acquire safety L.J. McCray from 49ers". seattlepi.com. Archived on September 3, 2016. Error: If you specify |archivedate=, you must also specify |archiveurl=. http://www.seattlepi.com/sports/football/article/Seahawks-trade-L-J-McCray-49ers-9201983.php. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  6. Barrows, Matt. "L.J. McCray fails physical in Seattle, is back with 49ers". http://www.sacbee.com/sports/nfl/san-francisco-49ers/article100036112.html. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  7. "49ers Claim DT Taylor Hart; Waive S L.J. McCray". https://www.49ers.com/news/49ers-claim-dt-taylor-hart-waive-s-l-j-mccray-17627506. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  8. Henson, Max (January 5, 2017). "Panthers sign L.J. McCray to future contract". http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-sign-LJ-McCray-to-future-contract/cb07fc48-6539-45c4-83f8-5495aba8e28e.
  9. Henson, Max (September 2, 2017). "Panthers trim roster to 53". Archived from the original on September 20, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170920201032/https://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/Panthers-trim-roster-to-53/04544b8e-4a01-4568-9141-9ed61d2d4c51.
  10. "Transactions". panthers.com. Archived from the original on September 11, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170911213805/http://www.panthers.com/news/transactions.html. Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  11. Brown, Chris (October 17, 2017). "Bills sign WR Thompson; RB Banyard released". https://web.archive.org/web/20180426152702/http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Bills-sign-WR-Thompson-RB-Banyard-released/32b6abcd-9a16-4c87-86fb-d2b060e13a5f.
  12. Brown, Chris (January 2, 2018). "Bills add RB Green to practice squad". http://blogs.buffalobills.com/2018/01/02/bills-add-rb-green-to-practice-squad/.
  13. Brown, Chris (January 10, 2018). "Bills sign two more reserve/future free agents". https://www.buffalobills.com/news/bills-sign-two-more-reserve-future-free-agents-20234529.
  14. "Bills release reserve safety LJ McCray". Bills Wire. USA Today. August 28, 2018. https://billswire.usatoday.com/2018/08/28/buffalo-bills-lj-mccray/.
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