New quarterback leaves Mercer football team

Justin Baxley, Sports Editor

Johnny McCrary, the graduate transfer from Vanderbilt, has left the Mercer football program after transferring to university in the offseason.

McCrary was set to be one of backup quarterbacks behind John Russ heading into the season. Russ has started every game for the Bears since the program was restarted in 2013.

McCrary started in 12 games for the Commodores. He threw for 2,518 yards and 15 touchdowns to 20 interceptions.

As a graduate transfer he was eligible to play two seasons with the Bears.

With McCrary leaving, the Bears are left with senior starter Russ, junior Tanner Brumby, sophomore Michael Haynes and freshman Kaelan Riley.

Patrick Walsh, Mercer’s new assistant athletic director of media relations, confirmed that McCrary had left the program and that a statement would be released shortly.

The Cluster has reached out to McCrary for comment and is waiting for a response.

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