He is regarded as one of Ware County High School’s most outstanding running backs. He was instrumental in leading the Gators to a 9-2 record in 1977 as a junior. Both losses were on consecutive Friday’s to Waycross which went on to win the state AAA championship. As a senior in 1978, McCray sparked the Gators to a 10-3 record before losing in the state quarter-final playoff. After compiling an 8-2 regular season mark, Ware finished second to Worth County in the region. They then defeated Camden County and Worth County for the region title. The Gators then lost to Westminister, the eventual state champions in an offensive shootout in which Timmy excelled. McCray was a triple threat back. He gained 2,114 yards and scored 33 touchdowns in 13 games. He caught 11 passes for 317 yards, scoring three of his TDs. He passed for 382 yards on 11 completions of 25 attempts and three TDs. He averaged 36.7 yards per punt. He earned all-state and Coastal Empire top eleven selections. His four year total rushing was 3,835 yards.
He received a scholarship to Tulane where he played four years and excelled as a kickoff and punt return specialist.
He played professional football with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League. He was a vital part of the Roughriders victory for the championship in the CFL Grey Cup playoff when he scored one TD, had 22 yards rushing, 42 yards on four pass receptions and had 169 yards on kickoff returns, one for 50 yards.