Washington has seven receptions for 54 yards this season and is on pace to have more catches this year than in years past. However, it's actually his non-catching plays that have been the most impactful for the Illini.
"When my number got called, it was overwhelming. I couldn't believe it," McCray said with a wide smile. "I just had to go out there and execute."
"That's a staple in our room, 'Competing out of love, not envy.' I think all of those guys live by that, but they're still going to compete, though."