Former Boylan quarterback charged with rape, sexual battery

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WIFR) -- Demry Croft, a former quarterback at Boylan High School, was arrested less than two weeks before the start of his final collegiate season.

Courtesy: Nashville Police Department

Croft, a 22-year-old Rockford native, was charged for six felony counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery from an alleged incident on Dec. 1, 2018.

According to the Davidson County Sheriff's Office, Croft was booked into jail on Monday afternoon. He was later released on a $50,000 bond.

The 2015 Boylan graduate was preparing for his final year of college football at Tennessee State, where he was expected to be the starting quarterback.

Since leaving Rockford, Croft attended the University of Minnesota for three years, where he was once named the Big 10 Player of the Week. He transferred to Nashville prior to the 2018 season.

Tennessee State officials have not confirmed whether Croft will be suspended from the football team. He is still listed on the team's roster online.

Tennessee State University released a statement regarding the arrest, but did not mention Croft directly in their statement:

"The University is aware that a student athlete was arrested in a criminal matter. Due to federal and state student privacy laws, no further comment can be made at this time. However, the University takes seriously any allegation of sexual misconduct that may affect our campus community."

Croft is considered innocent unless proven guilty by the court of law.