Career Summary: Lettered four seasons at linebacker for the Tigers...Played in 44 career games before leaving the team halfway through the 2007 season...Ended his career with 211 tackles, seven fumble recoveries and seven sacks...Holds the all-time record at Memphis for fumble recoveries with seven.
Notable: Played in just two games in 2005 before suffering a season-ending injury and petitioned the NCAA for an additional junior season and received another year of eligibility...Graduated in May 2008 with a degree in education.
2006: Returned from a devastating injury that threatened his career, and re-entered the starting lineup at outside linebacker in 2006...Started nine of the 10 games he played as a junior...Opened the season with eight tackles against Ole Miss...Credited with four tackles versus Chattanooga...Totaled three tackles, all of which were solo stops, against East Carolina...Also credited with a quarterback hurry versus the Pirates...Upped his career high with a 16-tackle effort against Tennessee...Registered five or more tackles in four of the next six games he played in...Totaled eight stops versus UAB and five against Tulsa...Credited with one tackle for minus yardage in the Tulsa meeting...Had his second double-digit performance of the season with 10 tackles against Marshall...Also tallied a forced fumble and a tackle for a loss of two yards versus the Thundering Herd...Tallied three tackles in the Southern Miss meeting before posting 10 stops the following week versus UCF...Strained his shoulder and did not play in the final two games of the season against Houston and UTEP...Finished the season as Memphis' third-leading tackler with 70 stops...Ranked in the top 20 in Conference USA in tackles...Has registered double digit tackles in four career games.
2005: Was an honors candidate at linebacker heading into the 2005 season...Missed the first two games of the season with a high ankle sprain...Regained his starting role against Tulsa and finished the game with four tackles, three of which were solo stops...Also tallied a tackle for lost yardage and a quarterback hurry in the Tulsa contest...Turned in a six-tackle effort in the win over UTEP...Also credited with two tackles for lost yardage, two forced fumbles and one quarterback sack in the stunning victory over the Miners...Suffered a deep thigh bruise during the week prior to the UCF game and was held out of action...Severity of the injury forced him to miss the remainder of the season...Was limited in contact during the spring of 2006...Petitioned for and was granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA to regain his junior season.
2004: Starter in all 12 games for the Tiger defense in 2004...Was ranked fourth on the team in tackles, and 24th in Conference USA...Was second on the squad in sacks with five...Ranked in the top 10 in C-USA in sacks with an average of 0.42 per game...Starter at outside linebacker in the season opener against Ole Miss...Tallied three tackles in the 20-13 Memphis win over the Rebels...Had six tackles against Chattanooga, including a team- leading five solo stops...Also registered a pass breakup in the 52-21 victory over the Mocs...Had a season-high nine tackles in Memphis' win over Arkansas State...Was the Tigers' second leading tackler against ASU, while also totaling a tackle for lost yardage and his first quarterback sack for a minus nine yards...Also was the team's second leading tackler against UAB, logging seven tackles, one tackle for lost yardage and one quarterback sack...Recorded seven tackles and one tackle for lost yardage in the win over Houston...Had three tackles in the win over Tulane...Was the team's second-leading tackler against Cincinnati with 12 tackles, including nine assisted stops...Registered nine tackles, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups in the nationally-televised game against Louisville...Logged six tackles in the Southern Mississippi victory on ESPN...In one of his top performances of the season was credited with seven tackles, including six solo stops, in the Memphis win over East Carolina...Also logged a career high three tackles for lost yardage, two quarterback sacks and one pass breakup against the Pirates...Had five tackles and one pass breakup in the Tigers' win over USF...Was third on the team in tackles in the GMAC Bowl with eight...Also credited with a sack of BGSU's Omar Jacobs in the second quarter of the bowl meeting...Finished the season with 82 total tackles, seven and a half tackles for lost yardage, five quarterback sacks, one fumble recovery and six pass breakups.
2003: Lettered as a true freshman while playing in every game for the Tigers in 2003...Worked as a cat safety and as a member of the Memphis special teams...Had his first career tackle in the Tigers' season-opening win over Tennessee Tech...Credited with a season-high three tackles in the Tigers' win over Houston on the road...Logged one tackle in the Memphis win over East Carolina...Registered one solo tackle in the Tigers' win over North Texas in the 2003 New Orleans Bowl in the Superdome...Finished the 2003 season with eight tackles including four solo stops.
Prep: Lettered at Columbus High for Coach Roy McCrory...Listed as the number seven prep prospect in the state of Mississippi by Rivals.com ...Was considered a Top 50 Prospect as a junior...Listed as the seventh best outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com in 2002...Credited with 170 tackles, eight quarterback sacks and two pass interceptions in 2002...Has been timed in 4.5 in the 40-yard dash...Rated as the number 78 prospect in the Southeast...Ranked as the 11th best prospect overall in Mississippi by BorderWars.com.
Personal: Quinton Antwain McCrary is the son of Jeffery Clayton and Suzette McCrary...Born September 22, 1984 in Columbus, Miss.
McCRARY'S STATISTICS Defense G/S UT AT Tot. FR TFL Sack 2003 13/0 4 4 8 0 0.0-0 0-0 2004 12/12 34 48 82 1 7.5-47 5-44 2005 2/2 7 3 10 0 3.5-13 1-8 2006 10/9 29 41 70 0 2.0-3 0-0 2007 7/4 19 22 41 6 2.0-10 1.0-8
Totals 44/27 93 118 211 7 15.0-73 7.0-60