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NCAT’s Mac McCain III declares for ’21 NFL Draft

Mac McCain left an impact on the NCAT football program in three years. Now he’s ready for pro football.

North Carolina A&T is set to take the football field this fall, but Mac McCain III won’t be there. (Insert Magic Johnson GIF).

The former All-American defensive back announced via Twitter that he is forgoing his college eligibility to purse a pro football career

“I have decided to forgo my last year of eligibility and declare for the 2021 NFL Draft,” McCain said in his post. “A&T isn’t a place you want to leave, which has made this decision one of the hardest of my life. The lifelong relationships I made in Greensboro mean more to me than anything else and will stay with me forever. But after many long talks with God and my family, I know its time to carry my family legacy to the NFL and continue to be a difference maker.’

McCain played three seasons at A&T, helping the program win three-straight Celebration bowls and three MEAC titles (a tie with SC State in 2019).

Grandson of one of the legendary A&T Four who started the Sit-In Movement of the 1960s, McCain burst on to the scene at A&T as a redshirt freshman in 2017. He picked off six passes that season while helping A&T to its first out-right MEAC title since 2003, a win in the Celebration Bowl and a 12-0 season.

McCain’s second season was off to a great start before a knee injury forced him out after eight games. He would return in 2019 and help A&T capture another Celebration Bowl win over Alcorn State. 

Mac McCain will now attempt to become the fourth A&T player drafted in the last five years. The most recent, DJ Williams in 2019, was picked after forgoing his final season of eligibility.


NCAT’s Mac McCain III declares for ’21 NFL Draft
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