Position
Safety
Height
6'1
Weight
206 lbs.
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Houston, Texas
High School
Westfield HS

CAREER
Played in 52 games with 13 starts … Recorded 196 total tackles, including seven tackles for losses and three sacks … Added three interceptions, three forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries … Played linebacker and safety during his career.

SENIOR SEASON (2009)
The Tigers’ versatile starter at nickel back who also served as a backup to Chad Jones at free safety … Played in 13 games with two starts … Starts came at strong safety against Washington in the season-opener and Ole Miss  …  Finished with 49 tackles … Had two fumble recoveries, both coming against Auburn … Recorded a season-high seven tackles versus Arkansas … Finished with four tackles to go with his two fumble recoveries against Auburn … Tallied five tackles and one pass breakup at Georgia … Recorded six tackles against Louisiana-Lafayette … Had five tackles and two pass breakups vs. Penn State in Capital One Bowl.

JUNIOR SEASON (2008)
A solid contributor to the Tigers’ secondary at nickel back who ranked fourth on the team in tackles with 53 … Played in 12 games with eight starts and missed the North Texas game after sustaining a leg injury in the season-opener against Appalachian State … Finished the year with two tackles for losses and was fourth on the squad in pass breakups with five … Earned starts at free safety against Alabama and Troy … Tallied six tackles, one for a loss of six yards, and one PBU against Arkansas … Recorded four tackles against Ole Miss … Had four tackles, one fumble recovery and a season-high three PBUs versus Troy … Racked up a season-high eight tackles against Alabama … Was second on the team with six total tackles against Tulane … Recorded three tackles against Georgia … Started the Florida game at nickel back and tallied three tackles … Finished with three tackles in win over Mississippi State … Logged five tackles against Auburn and was credited with one pass breakup … Pulled down a game-high seven tackles versus Appalachian State … One of eight Tigers to record a tackle for loss in Chick-fil-A Bowl win against Georgia Tech.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007)
Played in 14 games with three starts … Starts came versus Florida, Kentucky and Auburn … Starter in LSU’s nickel and dime packages … Registered 64 tackles, four sacks and three tackles for losses on the year … Also added a pair of interceptions and recovered a fumble … Had a career game in the Tigers’ win over South Carolina, recording a career-high and team-leading 11 tackles, plus an interception and a PBU … Led the team with eight tackles versus Ole Miss … Was the team’s second-leading tackler against Virginia Tech with seven stops … Had a career-high two sacks and a fumble recovery against Middle Tennessee … Came up with three solo tackles in LSU’s win over Ohio State in the national championship contest.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006)
Made his presence felt in the Tigers’ secondary as a true freshman, playing in all 13 games and recording 30 tackles, three forced fumbles and a pick … His three forced fumbles ranked as the eighth-most in the SEC in 2006 … Registered a career-high five tackles twice, first against Tulane and then vs. Mississippi State … Also pulled in his first career interception against the Green Wave … Had four stops in the Tigers’ win over Fresno State.

HIGH SCHOOL
Hard-hitting, physical safety prospect from the talent-rich Houston area … Rated by many as one of the top-five defensive backs in the state of Texas … Saw action at both safety and linebacker during his high school career … Member of Class 5A state championship team in 2004 … Earned first-team all-district honors in 2005 … Ranked No. 22 in the nation by Rivals.com in a listing of safeties … Recorded 96 tackles and two interceptions as a junior … A standout track sprinter as well … Maintained a 4.0 GPA … Coached by Corby Meekins

PERSONAL
Full name is Danny DeWayne McCray … Born March 10, 1988 in Houston … Mom is LaQuita McCray-Harris … Has two siblings – Kemberly and Dannyell … Majoring in business.

CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 11 vs. South Carolina, 2007
Tackles for loss: 2 vs. Middle Tenn., 2007
Sacks: 2 vs. Middle Tenn., 2007
Interceptions: 1, three times

McCRAY’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks PBU QBH INT FF FR
2006 13-0 9 21 30 0.5-1 0-0 1 0 1-0 3 0-0
2007 14-3 52 12 64 4.0-33 3.0-32 3 1 2-0 0 1-0
2008 12-8 24 29 53 2.0-7 0-0 5 0 0-0 0 1-0
2009 13-2 21 28 49 0.5-1 0-0 4 0 0-0 0 2-0
Totals 51-13 102 89 191 7.0-42 3.0-32 13 1 3-0 3 4-0
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