Johnny McCrary was the starting quarterback for Vanderbilt less than a year ago. Now, it appears as though he’s giving up the game for good.
According to a report from The Macon Telegraph’s Daniel Shirley, McCrary has left the football team at Mercer and plans to pursue academics at Clark Atlanta. After starting 12 games for the Commodores during the last two seasons, McCrary decided to transfer to Mercer in the offseason after presumably losing his starting job to Vanderbilt sophomore Kyle Shurmur.
McCrary, who was a 4-star commitment to former Commodores coach James Franklin coming out of high school in Georgia, will finish his career with 2,518 yards passing with 15 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.
Perhaps his defining moment in a Vanderbilt uniform was his five-touchdown performance in a 2014 victory against Old Dominion, which tied a school record: