Demetrius McCray, CB (6-5 1/8, 185 pounds) - McCray improved on all of his marks from the NFL Scouting Combine. He stopped the clocks at 4.47 seconds in the 40-yard dash and posted a 40 1/2-inch vertical jump. He went 11 feet in the broad jump and posted a 4.21 in the short shuttle. He recorded eight strength lifts at 225 pounds. He worked out as a position player. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
01/10/2013 - Appalachian State cornerback Demetrius McCray has accepted an invitation to participate in the 2013 National Football League Players Association Collegiate Bowl, the NFLPA announced. The second-annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl will be held on Jan. 19 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The game will be televised live on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. ET. McCray has also been invited to participate in the 2013 NFL Combine, which will be held next month in Indianapolis.
McCray became the first Mountaineer cornerback to ever lead the Southern Conference twice with his four interceptions in 2012, which tied him for the league lead. He grabbed five interceptions in 2011. McCray finished his career with 10 interceptions, which was good for a tie for 10th among active NCAA Division I FCS players in 2012. Additionally, the senior led Appalachian State with eight passes defended, ranked sixth on the team with 55 tackles from his cornerback position and forced a fumble. - Watauga Democrat
09/08/2012 - Demetrius McCray's interception with 18 seconds left stopped Montana's final drive and preserved Appalachian State's 35-27 victory Saturday night in the first regular-season meeting between the perennial Football Championship Subdivision powers. The Grizzlies (1-1), who won their two postseason meetings with the Mountaineers (1-1), drove from their 11 to the Appalachian State 42, converting two fourth downs, before McCray's second pickoff of Trent McKinney. McKinney's 87-yard pass to Dan Moore brought Montana within a point, 28-27, with 8:54 left, but Chris Lider missed the extra point. Steven Miller's second touchdown run increased the Mountaineers' lead to 35-27. Jamal Jackson's 25-yard pass to Andrew Peacock early in the fourth quarter broke a 21-21 tie. Jackson completed 24 of 34 for 260 yards, his ninth consecutive game over 200 for Appalachian State. The Mountaineers extended their regular-season home winning streak to 18 and gave coach Jerry Moore his 235th career victory. - AP Sports
07/27/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-SOUTHERN CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DB Demetrius McCray, Sr., Appalachian State, has been selected First Team Preseason All-Southern Conference football for the 2012 college football season by the league's head coaches. McCray was a fourth-team all-America selection by Phil Steele Publications last season after leading the SoCon and tying for eight nationally with five interceptions as a junior. He also tied for 12th nationally with 14 passes defended and ranked fifth on the team with 48 tackles in his first season as a full-time starter at right cornerback. - Appalachian State football
07/26/2012 - Georgia Southern and Appalachian State were again picked as preseason favorites to battle for the Southern Conference football championship. How much longer that'll be the case beyond 2012 is anyone's guess. The Eagles made the national Football Championship Subdivision semifinals last season and won their first league crown in seven years, ending Appalachian State's six-year run of earning at least a share of the SoCon title But since last season ended both small-school powerhouses expressed interest in moving up to the Football Bowl Division. And that's not the only uncertainty in the 12-team Southern Conference as non-football playing members College of Charleston and Davidson are wooed by the shrinking Colonial Athletic Association. SoCon commissioner John Iamarino says holding together his group has nearly become his fulltime job. - AP Sports
07/20/2012 - 2012 BUCK BUCHANAN AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Demetrius McCray, CB, Appalachian State, Senior...Talk about laying down the law, this criminal justice major is one of the FCS' top returning players at defending the pass. Last season, he intercepted five passes and broke up another nine attempts. He is a former high school quarterback who knows how to position himself for balls in the air, and uses long arms to grab them. As a sophomore in 2010, McCray's first three career starts were against the University of Florida and in FCS playoff games. Ever since, his terrific coverage skills and tackling ability have kept McCray in the starting lineup. - The Sports Network
07/11/2012 - 2012 SPORTS NETWORK FCS PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM: Demetrius McCray, Appalachian State, CB, Sr, has been selected Preseason FCS First Team All-American for the 2012 college football season by The Sports Network. McCray was a fourth-team all-America selection by Phil Steele Publications last season after leading the SoCon and tying for eight nationally with five interceptions as a junior. He also tied for 12th nationally with 14 passes defended and ranked fifth on the team with 48 tackles in his first season as a full-time starter at right cornerback. - Appalachian State football