Gray impressed NFL scouts at the Combine with his upper body strength after 24 reps of 224 pounds. His outstanding hitting ability, his love of the game, and his overall sense of the flow of play was also noted. Scouts felt that he could be a strong in-the-box safety. He has a lifelong dedication to the game of football, is a formidable force against the run, and has the desire to maximize his skills in an NFL team setting.
After playing quarterback in high school, Gray became a four-year defensive starter in college. He logged an impressive 390 tackles during his college career. He led the Louisiana Tech team overall in tackles in 2000 with a total of 119. He also picked off 1 pass and broke up 2. While team captain in 2001, he played rover-SS and won All-Western Athletic Conference honors with 103 tackles. During 2001, Gray picked off 2 passes and broke up 5.
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