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|No. 52 New Orleans VooDoo|
|Date of birth:||October 22, 1984|
|Place of birth:||Del Rio, Texas|
|High school:||Del Rio High School|
McCrea was a linebacker at Angelo State University, where he was known for being a leader. McCrea started 4 seasons after taking a redshirt his first year on campus.
Although starting four seasons, he finished his college career in style by being named All-Lone Star Conference his senior year. McCrea also helped ASU baseball team to a NCAA Division II World Series berth in baseball.
Corpus Christi Sharks
McCrea went undrafted by the NFL and was signed as a free agent by the Corpus Christi Sharks of the af2 to play fullback and linebacker in June 2007. He spent a week with the Austin Wranglers of the AFL prior. McCrea started the last five games of the season and earned Defensive Player of the game twice. McCrea's best performance was against the Texas Copperheads where he finished with 4 tackles, sack, and a forced fumble for a 40 yard touchdown. During the summer, McCrea worked out for the Green Bay Packers. In November 2007, McCrea signed to play with the Sharks for another season.