Virgil Gray

Virgil Carl Gray (born March 7, 1984) is an arena football defensive back who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Rhode Island.

Virgil Gray
Gray in 2017
Gray in 2017
Free agent
Position:Defensive back
Personal information
Born: (1984-03-07) March 7, 1984 (age 36)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Atlanta (GA) Therrell
College:Rhode Island
Undrafted:2007
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Tackles:319
Pass Breakups:106
Interceptions:50
FF-FR:3–5
KR-KR Yards-TDs:143–3,097-9
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Early lifeEdit

Gray attended Therrell High School in Atlanta, Georgia and was a student and a standout in football and basketball. In football, he was a three-year letterman, and as a senior, he served as a team captain and was an All-City selection. Gray graduated in 2002.

College careerEdit

Gray continued his football career at the University of Rhode Island. As a freshman in 2002, Gray red-shirted. Gray would play the next 4 seasons for the Rams, lettering each season, and was named a Second-Team All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection as a senior in 2006.[1]

Professional careerEdit

af2 yearsEdit

In 2008, Gray signed with the Lubbock Renegades of af2. Gray played the competition of the 2008 season with the Renegades to a 9–7 record, and a berth in the af2 playoffs where they lost in the first round.

In 2009, Gray signed with the Spokane Shock after the Renegades folded. The Shock finished the season 15–1 and won, what happened to be the final, ArenaCup.

Milwaukee IronEdit

In 2010, Gray was assigned to the Milwaukee Iron, who had joined a number of other af2 teams in forming Arena Football 1.[2]

Arizona RattlersEdit

In 2011, former Shock teammate Nick Davila, convinced Gray to join him on the Arizona Rattlers.[3]

Pittsburgh PowerEdit

Gray signed with the Power on September 14, 2013.

In his first season with the Power, Gray missed 7 games due to a high ankle sprain but still finished with 42 tackles, 23 pass breakups and 11 interceptions returned for 297 yards and 2 touchdowns. Gray also returned 15 kickoffs for 344 yards and 1 touchdown.

San Jose SaberCatsEdit

Gray was assigned to the San Jose SaberCats on September 29, 2014.

Guangzhou PowerEdit

Gray was selected by the Guangzhou Power of the China Arena Football League (CAFL) in the fifteenth round of the 2016 CAFL Draft.[4]

Baltimore BrigadeEdit

On March 21, 2018, Gray was assigned to the Baltimore Brigade.[5]

Coaching careerEdit

On March 7, 2017, Gray was named to the Baltimore Brigade coaching staff as an assistant coach.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Virgil Gray, Raji El-Amin Named All-New England Selections". www.cstv.com. CSTV Networks, Inc. December 7, 2006. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  2. ^ "Gray Named Riddell Defensive Player Of The Week". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. April 21, 2010. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  3. ^ Sarah McLellan (June 9, 2011). "Arizona Rattlers' Nick Davila key in recruiting Virgil Gray". www.azcentral.com. azcentral.com. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "CAFL DRAFT RESULTS – SEE IT AGAIN – FULL RESULTS HERE". caflfootball.com. June 11, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  5. ^ "Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Archived from the original on March 22, 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2018.

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