Demetrius McCray is officially a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Before the Jaguars organized training activities (OTA’s) began, Jacksonville signed the former Newton High standout on May 22.
Under the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, seventh-rounders get a four-year contract with minimum salaries and a singing bonus based on their slot.
According to The Florida Times Union, McCray’s slot figure was a $66,964 signing bonus as the 210th overall pick, counting for $421,741 on the Jaguars’ salary cap.
Jacksonville recently held its OTA’s and begins training camp July 27 at 9:45 a.m. on the Florida Blue Health and Wellness Practice Fields near EverBank Field in Jacksonville.
McCray is a 2009 graduate of Newton High, and was the Rams corner back and quarterback. In his senior season, McCray tallied seven interceptions, seven pass break ups, 40 tackles and a forced fumble on defense, and had 1,600 yards of total offense.
He had 55 tackles, four pass break -ups and four interceptions at Appalachian State, where he earned fourth-team All-American recognition from Phil Steele Publications in 2011, and an All-Southern Conference selection in 2012.
McCray tallied a career-high 55 tackles, four pass break-ups and four interceptions and was a Buck Buchanan Award finalist for the NCAA Division I FCS Defensive Player of the Year for Appalachian State in 2013.