AT GEORGIA STATE: Four-year letterwinner as a speedy receiver and return specialist ... Member of the Panthers’ first signing class in 2009 and the inaugural team in 2010 ... Named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the fall 2011 and to the Dean’s List for spring 2012 ... Earned his bachelor’s degree in 2012 and played his final season while pursuing a master’s in sports administration.
2012: Named to the 2012 CAA Football Academic All-Conference team ... Saw action as a backup wide receiver but did not catch a pass ... Tabbed to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Kickoff Returner Award Preseason Watch List for 2012.
2011: Limited by injury for the first half of the season but finished with five catches for 55 yards ... Over the final three games, had four catches for 53 yards and five kickoff returns for a 22.6-yard average ... Longest kickoff return of the season was 37 yards against Campbell ... Named to the 2011 CFPA Kick Returner Preseason Watch List.
2010: The first player in school history to return a kickoff for a touchdown with his 96-yard return of the opening kickoff against Campbell. Named national Kickoff Return Performer of the Week in FCS by the College Football Performance Awards ... Scored GSU's first touchdown against fourth-ranked Jacksonville State with an electrifying 41-yard run on a reverse handoff from Albert Wilson ... Averaged 27.0 yards on 10 kickoff returns ... Had two receptions for 28 yards, catching 14-yard completions against Lambuth and Savannah State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time member of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer All-Bi-City team ... Three-time all-county selection ... Accounted for 2,440 all-purpose yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior ... Scored touchdowns on runs, receptions, punt returns, kickoff returns and interception returns ... Also over 2,000 all-purpose yards his sophomore and junior seasons ... Regarded as one of the most dangerous kick returners in the state ... Played wide receiver and defensive back for coach Oliver Davis at Spencer High School ... Graduated in the top 10 in his class.
PERSONAL: Full name is Darren Marshall McCray ... Born July 19, 1991 ... Parents are Annessia and Darren McCray ... A cousin of former Miami head coach Randy Shannon.