Greg McCrary Passes Away: Former Falcons Tight End Died After Suffering Cardiac Arrest
By Staff Writer | April 10, 2013 05:47 PM EDT
Greg McCrary passes away Tuesday, three days after suffering from a cardiac arrest. He has been a tight end in the NFL for seven seasons.
D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports McCrary, 61, had been on life support since he has fallen ill from the cardiac arrest.
Like Us on Facebook
His brother, Phil McCrary, said, ““We appreciate the sympathy and prayers for the family – that goes a long ways. But he’s in a better place now. He’s in a better place.”
McCrary was a fifth round pick by the Falcons from Clark Atlanta in 1975. He played three seasons with the Falcons. He also spent three seasons with the San Diego Chargers and two more seasons with the Washington Redskins. He has appeared in 74 games over his career.
He was a former assistant football coach at Cedar Grove (2003-2008).
As a signal that the sports runs in the family, McCrary’s son, Johnathon McCrary will be a freshman quarterback at Vanderbilt this fall. The younger McCrary is a 2012 AJC Super 11 QB.
© 2014 KpopStarz. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Latest Photo Gallery
Editorial 09.02.14 | 07:31AM EDT
There is no denying that K-Pop is gaining more popularity around the world. With concerts in Africa and India, the Korean Wave sees visible expansion into new markets
Editorial 09.01.14 | 02:41AM EDT
2PM fans are ready to 'Go Crazy' for the group's highly anticipated comeback. Here are six reasons for everyone to get excited!
Editorial 09.01.14 | 02:02AM EDT
WINNER's Mino and Team B's Bobby are ushering in a new age of hip hop at YG. Is Mino The Next G-Dragon?
Co-ed trio COOL has made summer music since 1994 (20 years!). As our summer is winding down, why not take a stroll in past and give this old favorite a spin?