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McCray Playing for Family

Lerentee McCray heard the questions. Multiple times throughout his last five years in Gainesville, people back in Dunnellon would ask his mother about her son. ‘Why wasn't Lerentee playing?' ‘Was he hurt?' There weren't always answers. Now an integral part of the Florida defense, McCray's fast start to the 2012 season is one he hopes to use to help support his family at the next level.

His mom, Sybill, is an important reason why McCray suits up for the Gators. He committed to Miami as a junior at Dunnellon High School after watching the Hurricanes play when he was growing up. He dreamed of one day wearing the orange and green while being the next great Hurricane defensive player in the NFL. As Signing Day grew closer, that dream faded and he developed a new one. McCray wanted...

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