Central Michigan CB Dishon McNary declares for 2022 NFL Draft


Chicago defensive back Dishon McNary celebrates during the Chippewas game against Florida International University Sept. 25 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. 

Following an abrupt end to his season due to an ankle injury against Florida International on Sept. 25, Central Michigan cornerback Dishon McNary was forced to shut it down for the season. 

On Wednesday, McNary, a junior, announced his decision to enter the 2022 NFL Draft in a tweet. 

“My season did not end how I would have liked it to go, but I gave it my all every time on the field,” McNary said in a statement posted to Twitter. “Central Michigan has allowed me to grow as a football player and as a young man.”

McNary began his collegiate career at Independence Community College during the reign of head coach Jason Brown. During his time at ICC, McNary recorded 28 tackles, two sacks and 10 pass breakups.

After leaving ICC, McNary joined the CMU football team. After missing a portion of the 2019 season, he made his mark in 2020. McNary started all six games in the shortened season, recording 26 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and snagging his first career interception, earning him first-team All-MAC honors from Pro Football Focus.

Entering the 2021 season, McNary was named as a member of the Phil Steele All-MAC first team. Before his injury against FIU, he recorded 15 total tackles and four pass breakups.