A.J. McCray - 2012
SENIOR (2012): Posted a 4.0 and was a President's List selection in the fall... Finished with seven tackles and one pass break up in six games... Recorded a start in the secondary against Howard (11/10)... Made a season-high four stops and recorded a pass break up against the Bison... Also Recorded two tackles in the FCS Quarterfinals on ESPN at Old Dominion (12/8).
JUNIOR (2011): Played in nine games with one start against Furman (10/15)... Totaled 11 tackles and one pass breakup... Posted a season-high four stops at Alabama (11/19)... Opened the season with a pair of solo stops at Samford (9/3)... Made three solo tackles in his lone start against the Paladins... Started at safety for the Blue team in the spring game... Was third on the squad with five stops and recorded a tackle for loss, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup.
REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2010): Recovered blocked punt at Coastal Carolina to set the Eagles up for a quick touchdown and 10-0 lead... intercepted Chants’ Zach MacDowell pass, first interception of his career, and returned for 18 yards in fourth quarter... had two pass breakups and four tackles (2U, 2A) to add to stats at Coastal Carolina... posted five tackles against Wofford in first meeting... picked up one solo tackle and one assist at Navy... had a tackle in the Appalachian State overtime win... played in 12 games.
SOPHOMORE (2009): Made four solo stops for the White team during the annual spring game... did not play during regular season.
FRESHMAN (2008): Played in nine games as a true-freshman... made his first collegiate start in the season-opener at preseason number one Georgia (bandit)... recorded a season-high three tackles in that contest... also started at bandit against Wofford... did not play in weeks two and three but saw action in every game the rest of the year... made two tackles in consecutive weeks against Wofford and Chattanooga... made an assisted tackle at Western Carolina... solo stop at Furman.
PREP: Lettered in football (4), track (4) and basketball (2)... First Team All-Region his senior year... First Team All-Coastal Georgia his senior year... earned Second Team All-Region honors his junior year and was named Honorable Mention All-Region as a sophomore... twice helped his team advance to the state semifinals in the Georgia Dome (2004, 2007)... named ‘Special Teams Player of the Year’ in Region 3-AAAAA... named to the GACA North-South All-Star game in 2007... two star athlete by Rivals.com... earned a spot on the Southeast Georgia/North Florida ‘Super 11’... played for coach Jeff Herron.
PERSONAL: Born February 22, 1990... No. 1 sports highlight was grabbing two interceptions (one for a touchdown) in the third round of the playoffs to advance to the semifinals his senior year... his father has been a major influence, “He has always been the one to point out my flaws so I’m able to fix them rather than praising my strengths all the time.”... most admires his cousin Roddy White, a wide receiver with the Atlanta Falcons, “He’s my big cousin who gave me the inspiration that dreams can in fact come true.”... enjoys playing video games, basketball and relaxing... lists favorite professional teams as Atlanta Braves and Falcons... Lil Boosie listed as favorite musician... son of Alexander Sr. and Eleanor McCray.
MAJOR: Sport Management.