After being unselected by an NFL team in 2018, former Michigan football linebacker and team captain has announced that he’s hanging up his cleats.
Former Michigan Captain Mike McCray Announces End to Football Career
Many don’t give Mike McCray the credit he deserves.
The son of a former Ohio State captain chose to go to the Buckeyes’ arch rival — where he, himself, became a team captain.
He battled injuries through much of his career, after making a big special teams play in his first game in uniform, and then being sidelined through much of the next several years.
But, in 2016, McCray emerged, and became a leader on the nation’s best defense, and one rife with talent across the board. He had 75 tackles and two interceptions that year and 83 in his final season in maize and blue.
And, after not being selected in the 2018 NFL Draft, now months later, instead of opting to play in Canada or Japan or any other potentially viable option, McCray announced that he’s hanging up his cleats, he announced on Twitter.
McCray recently got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Nifah, at the culmination of his playing career. It’s unknown as to what he will focus on next, save for his growing family.