Ramon Ray Ray McElrathbey was a young man whose story came out in 2007 and made him an American Household name. In fact, when the world knew about his story, he was known and applauded all over the world. Now after almost 13 years, his story is told on a big screen with the Disney Movie Safety. Ray McElrathbey was a former defensive back at Clemson University.
In 2005, he was recruited by Clemson University, rejecting offers of Universities such as Arkansas, Florida, or Georgia Tech among others, for that same year begin what would be his dream of playing the sport he loved so much. During that year, Ray put on a redshirt, so he would see no action and would dedicate himself to training his physique for what was to come, but no red shirt could really train him for what he would have to face.
He suddenly became the local guardian of his 11-year-old brother Fahmarr when Ray himself was just 19. He kept his brother well hidden in his room to protect him from sending to foster homes.
Ray McElrathbey Age, Birthday, Brother, Parents
Ray Ray was born on September 26, 1986, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. His mother Tonya McElrathbey was a drug addict and his father Raheem Muhammad Mcelrathbey had a gambling addiction so to say. Ray Ray has six other siblings including two sisters. But the crucial turns that happened in his life were due to his younger brother Fahmarr McElrathbey who was born in 1995.
Ray Ray enrolled in South Carolina’s Clemson University in 2005. In 2006, Fahmarr was residing with his mother in Las Vegas. But their mother was returning to Atlanta and enter in rehabilitation. At the time, their father was nowhere to be seen, so Fahmarr visited Ray Ray and asked him if he could stay with him. Ray Ray wanted to protect his brother from going to foster homes so he let his brother stay with him in his dorm.
At the time, he wanted to help his other brother who was just 16 at the time, but he knew taking care of two brothers won’t be easy. However, he did become the legal guardian of Fahmarr at the age of 19 . he and his brother lived in an apartment off the campus. The other people came to know about his brother and offered help. However, the NCAA suspended him for accepting help from other people.
Gradually, NCAA permitted him to accept a certain amount of help from the community and the Clemson football program and set up the trust fund for Ray Ray’s younger brother, Fahmarr, which helped with basic necessities like food, clothing, and medical care.
Ray McElrathbey Career / NFL
From 2005, Ray Ray began to play on special teams t as well as the position of safety. He debuted on September 3, 2006, as the season opener against Florida Atlantic. However, his career at Clemson was cut short when he tore his ACL during his training. Ray graduated from college in 2008 and spent the next year and a half graduating from Howard University in Washington, D.C. in pursuit of a degree in communications. Ray Ray did not play in the NFL but he was recruited as Safety in Clemson.
In 2010, he took part in his last college football game playing or Mars Hill College in the mountains of North Carolina outside of Asheville. He then moved to Los Angeles and started working in public service. Ray offered his services for a homeless outreach program and on a number of political campaigns, phone banking and going door-to-door.
He also worked as a security guard at nightclubs. Later Ray owned his own business where he worked as a personal trainer. Currently, Ray is also coaching basketball at a school in Shreiner Academy Atlanta and working for a nonprofit company. He is running a Trucking company and together with his brother and mother who is drug-free now has founded Ray’s Safety Net Foundation.
After his story was out in the world, he appeared on ABC News as Person of the Week. He and his younger brother both were guests at The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Ray McElrathbey Disney Movie Safety
Based on the life story of Ray Ray and his brother Fahmarr, Disney decided to make a movie titled Safety. The movie was released on December 11, 2020. Some parts of the movies were shot at a September 2019 football game at Clemson Memorial Stadium.
Ray was a regular presence on the sets of the movie and he aced as the consultant. McElrathbey himself had a cameo as a player on the football team named Raheem.
Ray McElrathbey Wife / Married / Children
Not much is know of Ray McElrathbey’s personal life affairs! But it isn’t an unknown fact that Ray McElrathbey is a married man.
Currently, Ray McElrathbey is married to his wife Brittany Cieara McElrathbey. Not much is known about Ray Mcelrathbey’s wife, except for the fact that she is 27 years old in 2020.
Ray’s wife, Brittany, also known as Brit, was born in the year 1993 and is 7 years younger than her spouse. Together, the couple has three lovely children Ramon, Quick, and Tristan.
Ray has decided to give his children everything that he lacked in his childhood. The early age training as becoming a guardian and father to his 11-year-old brother has been a great help for him when he became a father himself.
Ray McElrathbey Net Worth
Ray Ray’s true love for the sport was always football, time and again in college he proved that he is a good player and even went on to earn a scholarship. Bit he never played as a pro in any games, instead shortly after college, he worked in various public services. Today he owns his own trucking company, a fitness center, and has founded an organization.
He gave rights to Disney for making a movie based on him where he served as a consultant and did a cameo too. He has been featured in various shows including Oprah Winfrey. Though his childhood was full of struggles and hardships, he is living a comfortable life that he deserves. From the copyright to the movie and his own work Ray McElrathbey’s net worth for 2021 is valued at $30 million.
Ray Ray McElrathbey Social Media
Ray Ray is active on his Instagram account raymcbey1 with 11.7k followers to date. He has posted pictures of his adorable children, and in one heartfelt post, he has shared the rare family photo f himself with his father, mother, and the whole family; where he wrote he has forgiven his father.
On Twitter, he joined in May 2009 as @McELrathBey with 312 followers to date. He has tweeted about his movie Safety.
Quick Wiki Facts and Information on Ray McElrathbey
|Full Name/Real Name||Ramon Ray Ray McElrathbey|
|Date of Birth/Birthday||September 26, 1986|
|Hometown||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Parents||Tonya McElrathbey and Raheem Muhammad Mcelrathbey|
|Siblings||6 siblings including 2 sisters|
|Profession||Footballer, public service worker, and owner of his own business|
|Education(college/university)||Clemson University and Howard University in Washington, D.C.|
|Qualification||Bachelor’s Degree in Communication|
|Wife||Brittany Cieara Mcelrathbey|
|Children||3 Ramon, Quick, and Tristan|
|Social Media||Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram|
|Net Worth||30 million dollars|
|Height||5ft 11 inches|