Torrian Gray

Torrian Gray (born March 18, 1974) is an American football coach and former player who is currently the defensive backs coach at the University of South Carolina.

Torrian Gray
Current position
TitleDefensive backs coach
TeamSouth Carolina
ConferenceSEC
Biographical details
Born (1974-03-18) March 18, 1974 (age 47)
Lakeland, Florida
Playing career
1992–1996Virginia Tech
1997–1999Minnesota Vikings
Position(s)Free safety
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2000–2001Maine (DB)
2002–2003Connecticut (DB)
2004–2005Chicago Bears (DB)
2006–2015Virginia Tech (DB)
2016Florida (DB)
2017–2018Washington Redskins (DB)
2019–2020Florida (CB)
2021–presentSouth Carolina (DB)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
3× All-Big East

College careerEdit

Gray was three times an all-Big East selection for the Virginia Tech Hokies. His college teams won two Big East championships and in 1995, upset the Texas Longhorns in the 1995 Sugar Bowl.

Professional careerEdit

Following his playing career at Tech, Gray was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings 49th overall in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings backing up Orlando Thomas at free safety. He started five games as a rookie, including two playoff contests. He contributed as a starter in the nickel package and as a special teams player before retiring in the spring of 2000 due to a knee injury. The Vikings advanced to the playoffs in each of his three seasons.

Coaching careerEdit

Gray returned to Virginia Tech to coach defensive backs following the departure of Lorenzo Ward to the Oakland Raiders.[1] Gray coached several players who played in the NFL including: Aaron Rouse, Brandon Flowers, Macho Harris, Kam Chancellor, Roc Carmichael, Jayron Hosley, Kyle Fuller, Antone Exum, Kyshoen Jarrett, Kendall Fuller, Chuck Clark, Terrell Edmunds, Greg Stroman, and Brandon Facyson.

On February 4, 2017, Gray was named Defensive Backs coach of the NFL's Washington Redskins.[2]

On January 21, 2019, Gray chose to join the University of Florida football team as the Defensive Backs coach.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Coleman, Chris (2006-03-07). "Torrian Gray Returns to Virginia Tech". Techsideline.com. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
  2. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/football-insider/wp/2017/02/04/redskins-hire-former-virginia-tech-product-torrian-gray-as-their-defenisve-backs-coach/
  3. ^ https://247sports.com/college/florida/Article/Florida-Gators-Football-UF-hires-Torrian-Gray-cornerbacks-coach-128133970/