35  Jerry McCray
Jerry McCray


Detroit, Mich.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 210



With Kentucky having excellent depth at running back, coaches moved this talented athlete to safety during spring practice ... Was a relatively easy transition, having been a standout safety in high school ... Has two years of practice experience.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Practiced with the team.
2012 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Two-year starter at Romulus High School ... Named all-state and all-conference in 2011 and 2012 ... Career-best game came against Redford, where he totaled 412 yards with four touchdowns and 17 tackles ... Senior year stats featured 2,587 all-purpose yards, 127 tackles and 29 touchdowns ... Had 2,006 all-purpose yards as a junior, along with 96 tackles and 17 touchdowns ... Played running back, safety, kick and punt returner ... Coached by Thom Patterson ... Three-year letterwinner in track and field, competing in the 100 and 200 meters, along with the 4x100 and 4x200 ... Lettered two years in lacrosse ... Named all-conference in track and lacrosse ... Earned the Presidential Academic Award, which goes to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Personal: Born in Detroit, Mich. ... Son of Ronald and Linda McCray ... Major is chemistry.
Community Cats: Participated in an event at Booker T. Washington Elementary School (2014).
Jerry Says ... My nickname is: Detroit ... I wear uniform number 35 because: my pops wore this number when he played ... If I could trade places with any athlete, it would be: Usain Bolt ... If I could witness any event, past, present or future, it would be: my parents getting married ... My hidden talent is: I can play five different instruments.

2015 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium