David McCarty (born November 19, 1987) is an American footballrunning back. A native of Gansevoort, New York, he attended the LaSalle Institute in Troy, New York, before enrolling at the University of Albany. He played football for the Division I Albany Great Danes from 2007 to 2009. While playing for Albany, he was the second leading rusher in the nation with 1,852 yards. He also set all-time school records for rushing yards (3,353), all-purpose running yards (3,979), and 100-yard rushing games (19). He also scored at least one touchdown in 20 consecutive games and ranks third in Albany school history in career touchdowns (32) and scoring (192 points). In April 2010, McCarty attended the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' rookie minicamp. However, he was not allowed to participate after an EKG test administered by the Buccaneers showed he had an irregular heartbeat.
McCarty's 2 TDs lead Albany to 55-10 win, Associated Press Archive - October 10, 2009;
McCarty's 2 TDs lead Albany past St. Francis 27-6, Associated Press Archive - October 3, 2009;
McCarty's 237 yards leads Albany past Duquesne, Associated Press Archive - October 4, 2008;
McCarty's OT run leads Albany past Hofstra, Associated Press Archive - September 14, 2008;
McCarty rushes for 167 yards to lead Albany over Robert Morris, Associated Press Archive - November 3, 2007;
McCarty rushes for 2 TDs to give Albany 58-21 win, Associated Press Archive - October 21, 2007;
McCarty Cleared by Doctor, The Times Union, May 18, 2010 (Former University at Albany running back David McCarty said Monday his doctor gave him a clean bill of health after McCarty tested for an irregular heartbeat during a physical with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last month.)
McCarty shot with Bucs put on hold: Test on UAlbany running back shows an irregular heartbeat, McClatchy-Tribune Regional News (USA) - May 4, 2010 (University at Albany running back David McCarty, who hoped to participate in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers'rookie minicamp over the weekend, never made it on the field after failing a physical. McCarty, a La Salle Institute graduate, said an EKG test administered by the Buccaneers on Friday showed he had an irregular heartbeat. ...);
McCarty runs with NFL opportunity: Ex-UAlbany back to take part in Tampa Bay's minicamp, McClatchy-Tribune Regional News (USA) - April 29, 2010
McCarty, Richards three-peat All-NEC choices, The Daily Gazette, December 5, 2009;
McCarty hobbled for Danes'game: Tailback may be limited vs. Central Connecticut, McClatchy-Tribune Regional News (USA) - October 31, 2009;
Injured McCarty might not play: UAlbany tailback may miss battle of unbeatens, McClatchy-Tribune Regional News (USA) - October 28, 2009.