Updated: December 5, 2013
2013: Played in all 12 games … Was in on 89 plays, 23 at tight end and 66 on special teams … Saw action at tight end and on special teams in the season opener against Alabama … Was in on special teams against Western Carolina and at East Carolina … Saw action on special teams against Marshall and at Georgia Tech … Contributed on special teams against North Carolina and Pittsburgh … Was in on special teams against Duke and at Boston College … Saw action on four offensive snaps at Miami … Saw action at tight end as well as on special teams against Maryland … Was in for 11 offensive snaps and four on special teams in the win at Virginia.
2012: Played in all 13 games, mostly on special teams … Started the season on defense, but moved to tight end late in the year … Totaled 188 plays on the year, including 35 defensive snaps and 153 special teams plays … Saw time on special teams against Georgia Tech, Austin Peay and at Pittsburgh … Played 11 defensive snaps, as well as 20 special teams plays against Bowling Green … Contributed on 16 special teams plays against Cincinnati and at North Carolina … Saw action on special teams against Duke and at Clemson … Was in on 11 special teams plays at Miami and against Florida State, making one tackle at Miami … Saw action on 13 special teams plays at Boston College … Was in on 14 special teams plays against Virginia … Appeared on special teams in the overtime win over Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl … Caught a touchdown pass during the second spring scrimmage … Was the leading receiver in the spring with four catches for 65 yards.
2011: Played in all 14 games ... Played 141 snaps on defense and 59 on special teams ... Had 14 tackles, a tackle for loss and two hurries on the season ... Had a tackle in first collegiate action against Appalachian State ... Was in on 11 defensive snaps and eight special teams plays at ECU ... Posted seven total tackles, including six solo and two on special teams, in the win over Arkansas State ... Worked 23 total plays, including 19 on the defensive line at Marshall ... Contributed on six defensive snaps againist Clemson, while also working on special teams ... Saw brief action on the D-line and on special teams in the win over Miami ... Picked up tackle and assisted on a TFL at Wake Forest ... Contributed on 11 total plays, including six at defensive end against BC ... Worked 11 total plays at Duke ... Downed a punt inside the 10-yard line at Georgia Tech ... Picked up a special teams tackle against UNC while also working three plays at end ... Tallied a hurry on seven plays at end at Virginia, while also seeing four plays on special teams ... Assisted on a tackle for loss and was credited with three total tackles in the ACC Championship Game against Clemson ... Added a QB hurry.
2010: Worked at end while redshirting during the fall … Had a 380-pound front squat during off-season workouts … Posted a sack in the first full scrimmage of the spring … Had two tackles for loss in the third scrimmage … Was in on a tackle for loss and recovered a fumble during the Maroon-White game.
High School: A SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American … Listed as the No. 13 overall prospect in the country by Sporting News in its preseason publication … Rated the No. 125 overall player in the country, the No. 8 weakside defensive end in the country and the No. 5 player in the state by Rivals … Ranked the No. 5 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Ranked the No. 24 defensive end in the country and the No. 6 player in the state by Scout.com … Listed as the No. 35 defensive end in the country by ESPN/Scouts Inc. … Ranked as the No. 7 player on the Virginia 37 by SuperPrep … A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team … A first-team All-Seminole District and first-team All-Region III selection as a senior as a defensive end after posting 96 tackles (56 solo), with 13 sacks and a fumble recovery … Named to the All-Metro first team by The Lynchburg News & Advance … Also named honorable mention All-Region III as a tight end after catching four passes for 44 yards and two touchdowns … A preseason All-American by SuperPrep … Invited to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach … A first-team all-district, all-region and all-state selection at defensive end as a junior after recording 20 sacks on the season.
Personal: Zackary Jordan McCray … Born 10/5/91 in Huntsville, AL … Son of Charles and Dina McCray … First cousin of current Hokie Logan Thomas … Majoring in communication with a concentration in public relations.