Nate McCrary signed a priority free agent contract to play with the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League after three successful seasons and a stellar career with the football team at Saginaw Valley State University.
I was overjoyed to hear from the Ravens, it’s a blessing,” McCrary exclaimed. Since I was eight years old, I have worked for this, and all I can say is thank God.
For the Cardinals, McCrary started 33 games at running back and carried the ball 377 times for 1,889 yards and 28 touchdowns. The Muskegon, Michigan, native set career highs with 1,060 yards and 6.3 yards per rush in his junior and final season with SVSU in 2019.
Ryan Brady, the head coach at SVSU, expressed his excitement and happiness for Nate. “He has put in a lot of effort to reach this point, and I am really proud of him. We are overjoyed that Nate will be given the chance to live out his goal and progress further in the National Football League. We all hope the best for you going forward, Nate! Continue earning it!”
McCrary was selected to the GLIAC First Team for 2019. His career total of 4 running touchdowns at SVSU places him fourth overall.
Since the Ravens signed Michael Alexander in 2019 as a student-athlete, McCrary is the first football player from SVSU to join an NFL team.
How Much Does Nate McCrary Make?
Nate McCrary makes an average of $825,000 per year. McCrary will have a base salary of $825,000 and a cap hit of $825,000 in 2022.