Former Atlanta Falcons tight end Greg McCrary was in grave condition in a hospital on Monday night, according to his brother.
“He’s not doing well, and we appreciate everybody’s thoughts and prayers,” said Phil McCrary, who is Athletics Coordinator for DeKalb County Schools.
Earlier on Monday, the AJC erroneously reported that Greg McCrary had passed away — which was based on an ESPN reporter’s tweet, and information from high school coaches.
Greg McCrary, 61, was a fifth-round pick out of Clark Atlanta by the Falcons in 1975. He was with the team until 1977. He also played with the Washington Redskins (1978 and 1981) and the San Diego Chargers (1978-80). He played in 74 games and made 13 starts in the NFL.
McCrary is a former assistant football coach at Cedar Grove (2003-2008) and the father of 2012 AJC Super 11 QB Johnathon McCrary of Cedar Grove, who enrolled early at Vanderbilt in January.