3  Gregory Ray
Gregory Ray

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA

High School:
Westchester HS

Last College:
El Camino CC

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 205

Position:
RB

Birthdate:
07/03/1988

Experience:
1L


11/09/2013

Memphis Postgame Notes vs UT Martin

Game 8 - vs UT Martin - November 9, 2013 - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Memphis, Tenn.

09/21/2013

Memphis Postgame Notes vs Arkansas State

Game 3 - vs Arkansas State - September 21, 2013 - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Memphis, Tenn.

Career & 2010 Highlights:


Lettered two seasons for the Tigers after transferring from El Camino CC...Used the 2008 season as a redshirt year after struggling with nagging injuries during the fall...Played in four of 12 games at running back in `09...Totaled four rushes for 16 yards with an average run of 4.0 yards...Also had two receptions for three yards, with a long catch of seven yards...Made his Memphis debut against UT Martin in the fourth quarter and had one carry for five yards...Received one of the Spring Practice Performance Awards, which was presented at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game...Toted the ball 157 times in 2010 for 676 yards and three touchdowns...Named the team's Offensive Player of the Year at the post-season banquet...Ranked 10th in C-USA in rushing yards per game with 56.3...Led the team in rushing in five of 12 games...Posted two 100-yard rushing games - vs. Middle Tennessee (121 yds.) and Houston (176 yds.)...Rushed a season-high 25 times against MTSU and had two rushing touchdowns...Finished the 2010 season ranked third on the team in scoring with 24 points on three rushing TDs and one receiving TD...Led the team in all-purpose yards with 873...Caught a 32-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter against East Carolina...Caught a pass in each of the final four games of the season...Posted 10 or more carries in eight games...Logged one kick return for 24 yards in the season opener versus Mississippi State.

2009:


Played in four of 12 games at running back...Totaled four rushes for 16 yards with an average run of 4.0 yards...Also had two receptions for three yards, with a long catch of seven yards...Made his Memphis debut against UT Martin in the fourth quarter and had one carry for five yards...Logged three rushes for 11 yards against UTEP...Had a reception for a loss of four yards against Southern Miss...Hauled in one reception for seven yards against East Carolina...Received one of the Spring Practice Performance Awards, which was presented at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game.

2008:


Used the 2008 season as a redshirt year after struggling with nagging injuries during the fall...Participated in full capacity during the spring session, and will add depth to the ground game in 2009.

Junior College:


Played two seasons for coach John Featherstone at El Camino CC in Torrance, Calif....Played in six games in 2007 as El Camino finished the season with an 8-2 overall record and a 4-0 record in the Mission Conference American Division...Missed part of the season with a hamstring injury...Rushed for 165 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries as a sophomore...Registered a long run of 73 yards...Ranked sixth on the team in total offense...Played in 10 games as a freshman in `06...Logged 122 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries...El Camino went 12-2 and won the California Junior College title in `06...Had a season-high eight carries for 93 yards and two TDs in a 31-0 win over Golden West.

Prep:


Played for coach David Williams at Westchester High in Los Angeles...Played running back in high school and was also a member of the basketball and track and field teams...Earned all-city honors in his final two seasons of high school after logging over 3,000 yards and 35 touchdowns in 2004 & 2005...Played in the Gridiron All-Star Game following his senior season.

Personal:


Gregory Ray is the son of Trivia Easley...Born July 3, 1988, in Los Angeles, Calif....His grandfather, Melvin Easley, lives in Memphis...Was a high school and junior college teammate of Tiger newcomer Justin Thompson.

Ray's Career Rushing Statistics
YR G/S NO YDS AVG TDS LG
2009 4/0 4 16 4.0 0 5
2010 12/10 157 676 4.3 3 34
Total 16/10 161 692 4.3 3 34
Ray's Career Receiving Statistics
YR G/S NO YDS AVG TDS LG
2009 4/0 2 3 1.5 0 7
2010 12/10 17 173 10.2 1 33
Total 16/10 19 176 9.3 1 33
Ray's Career Kick Return Statistics
YR G/S NO YDS TDS LG AVG
2010 12 1 24 0 24 24.0
Total 12 1 24 0 24 24.0
Ray's Career Highs
Rushing Yards 179 (vs. Houston, 2010)
Rushing Attempts 25 (vs. Middle Tennessee, 2010)
Long Run 34 (vs. Houston, 2010)
Rush TD 2 (vs. Middle Tennessee, 2010)
Receptions 4 (at East Carolina, 2010)
Receiving Yards 45 (at East Carolina, 2010)
Long Reception 33 (at UAB, 2010)
Receiving TD 1 (at East Carolina, 2010)
Kickoff Returns 1 (at Mississippi State, 2010)
Kickoff Return Yards 24 (at Mississippi State, 2010)
Long Kick Return 24 (at Mississippi State, 2010)
All Purpose Yards 176 (vs. Houston, 2010)
Ray's Career Game-By-Game Rushing
Date Opponent NO YDS AVG TDS LG
9/19/09 UT Martin 1 5 5.0 0 5
10/10/09 UTEP 3 11 3.7 0 4
10/17/09 Southern Miss 0 0 0.0 0

0

10/27/09 East Carolina 0 0 0.0 0

0

9/4/10* Mississippi State 9 20 2.2 0

13

9/11/10* East Carolina 10 34 3.4 0

8

9/18/10* MTSU 25 121 4.8 2

31

9/25/10 UTEP 9 46 5.1 0

12

10/2/10* Tulsa 13 48 3.7 0

8

10/9/10* Louisville 11 28 2.5 0

7

10/16/10 Southern Miss 8 24 3.0 0

15

10/30/10* Houston 23 176 7.7 1

34

11/6/10* Tennessee 14 60 4.3 0

20

11/13/10* Marshall 15 60 4.0 0

18

11/20/10* UAB 7 18 2.6 0

4

11/27/10* UCF 13 41 3.2 0

11

Ray's Career Game-By-Game Receiving
Date Opponent NO YDS AVG TDS LG
9/19/09 UT Martin 0 0 0.0 0 0
10/10/09 UTEP 0 0 0.0 0 0
10/17/09 Southern Miss 1 -4 -4.0 0

0

10/27/09 East Carolina 1 7 7.0 0

7

9/4/10* Mississippi State 2 27 13.5 0

22

9/11/10* East Carolina 4 45 11.3 1

32

9/18/10* MTSU 0 0 0.0 0

0

9/25/10 UTEP 1 9 9.0 0

9

10/2/10* Tulsa 2 3 1.5 0

2

10/9/10* Louisville 0 0 0.0 0

0

10/16/10 Southern Miss 0 0 0.0 0

0

10/30/10* Houston 0 0 0.0 0

0

11/6/10* Tennessee 3 34 8.5 0

25

11/13/10* Marshall 1 10 10.0 0

10

11/20/10* UAB 3 43 14.3 0

33

11/27/10* UCF 1 2 2.0 0

2

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