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Monday, June 23, 2008
Running back McElrathbey leaving Clemson for Howard

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Clemson's Ray Ray McElrathbey says he's transferring to Howard.

McElrathbey is the football player who earned accolades for taking custody of his younger brother while going to college. In an e-mail to The Associated Press on Monday, he said he's decided to head to the Washington, D.C., school.

McElrathbey's mother told The (Charleston) Post and Courier that McElrathbey chose Howard because of its academics. Her son was expected to take his 13-year-old brother along.

Clemson said in March that McElrathbey would not play for the football team. The athletic department had offered McElrathbey a graduate assistant position with the football team if he wanted to remain with the Tigers.