Johnathan Gray

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Johnathan Gray
Texas LonghornsNo. 32
Running back Sophomore
Date of birth: (1993-04-22) April 22, 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth: Aledo, Texas
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career history
High school: Aledo (TX)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Johnathan Gray (born April 22, 1993) is an American football running back for the University of Texas at Austin. He attended Aledo High School in Aledo, Texas. Gray earned a 2011 USA Today High School All-American nomination, and was also named Gatorade National Player of the Year.[1] After becoming the first junior to win ESPN HS's Mr. Football USA,[2] he became the first two-time winner of the award following the 2011 high school football season.[3]

Gray chose the University of Texas over Arkansas, Auburn, TCU, and Texas A&M.

High school career[edit]

Gray attended Aledo High School in Aledo, Texas where he broke the all-time high school touchdown record with 205 eclipsing Mike Hart's record of 204 touchdowns.[4][5] As a junior, he rushed for 323 yards and eight touchdowns in the Texas Class 4A Division II championship game against La Marque High School on December 17 at Cowboys Stadium, which gave him a total of 59 rushing touchdowns for the 2010 high school football season and surpassed Kenneth Hall's single-season record of 57 set in 1953.[2] Gray had rushed for 252 yards and four touchdowns in the 2009 state championship victory over Brenham High School.[2] In 2011, Gray led Aledo to its third straight state championship with 241 rushing yards.[6] Along the way, he scored his 205th touchdown establishing the national high school career record.[4] He finished his high school career first all-time in touchdowns and second all-time in points scored.[7]

High school rushing stats[8]
Year Attempts Yards Average Touchdowns
2008 140 969 6.9 15
2009 372 2,798 7.5 50
2010 351 3,223 9.2 59
2011 346 3,891 11.2 65
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Johnathan Gray
Aledo, Texas Aledo HS 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 4.53 Apr 22, 2011 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 85
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 1 (RB)   Rivals: 1 (RB)  ESPN: 1 (RB)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.



  1. ^ Gray receives Gatorade national award
  2. ^ a b c Jennings, Randy & Mark Tennis (2011-01-19). "Aledo's Johnathan Gray becomes first junior to win Mr. Football USA". ESPN HS. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  3. ^ McCormick, Jim (2011-12-21). "Johnathan Gray named Mr. Football USA". ESPN HS. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  4. ^ a b Jennings, Randy (December 17, 2011). "Johnathan Gray sets high school mark". ESPN Dallas. Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ McDaniel, Jason (December 17, 2011). "Aledo's Gray breaks career TDs record as Manvel falls in state final". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  6. ^ Andrews, Jeff (2011-12-17). "Bishop, Gray lift Aledo to 3rd straight state title". ESPN HS. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  7. ^ "All-time points and touchdowns leaders". ESPN HS. 2011-12-17. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  8. ^ "Johnathan Gray". Retrieved December 23, 2011. 

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