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#44 Danny McCray
Position: Safety
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 206 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Houston, Texas
High School: Westfield HS
Born: 03/10/1988
Danny McCray Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/12/2010

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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