Ray McElrathbey is a former Clemson football player who took custody of his 11-year-old brother Fahmarr McElrathbey, while a redshirt freshman back in 2006. Safety, now streaming on Disney+, follows Ray’s time at the South Carolina university after his mother Tonya McElrathbey’s battle with drug addiction led to him becoming Fahmarr’s guardian.
Ray eventually graduated from Clemson in 2008 after only three years and went on to take graduate courses at Washington, D.C.’s Howard University. He later played a final year of football at Mars Hill College in North Carolina.
Since then, Ray has started a trucking company called Safety Freight, and he, Fahmarr, and his mother — now sober for years — work together on his foundation, Ray’s Safety Net Foundation.