Jonas Gray

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jonas Gray
Jonas L- Gray 2013-08-14 19-18.jpg
No. 35 New England Patriots
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-06-27) June 27, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Pontiac, Michigan
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school: Beverly Hills (MI) Detroit Co. Day
College: Notre Dame
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Rushing yards: 412
Rushing average: 4.6
Rushing TDs: 5
Stats at NFL.com

Jonas Gray (born June 27, 1990) is an American football running back for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Notre Dame. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent and later was a practice squad member of the Baltimore Ravens.

Early Years[edit]

From Pontiac, Michigan, Jonas Gray went to high school at Detroit Country Day.[1][2] He helped lead Detroit Country Day to an 11-3 record as a senior and an appearance in the state championship. He rushed for 305 yards on 29 carries and scored four touchdowns in the state semifinal to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 37-30 victory. He gained 2,614 yards on 341 rushes (7.7 avg.) and scored 32 TDs during his senior season, rushing for over 200 yards in five games. He was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the fourth best running back prospect of his class.[3]

College career[edit]

Gray attended the University of Notre Dame from 2008 to 2011. He played sparingly his first three seasons, primarily as a back-up to Armando Allen, Robert Hughes and Cierre Wood. As a senior, while splitting carries with Wood, Gray rushed for 791 yards on 114 carries (6.9 avg) while scoring 12 touchdowns. He tore his ACL during a game vs. Boston College.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Gray was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent. He was placed on the PUP list while he rehabbed his injured knee. He was among final cuts on August 31, 2013.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Gray was signed by the Baltimore Ravens to their practice squad on September 2, 2013.

New England Patriots[edit]

Gray was signed by the New England Patriots to a future/reserve contract on January 10, 2014.[5] Gray did not survive the final cuts, but was signed to the practice squad the next day. On October 16, 2014 Gray was signed to the active roster before their Thursday Night Football game against the New York Jets.

On November 16, 2014, Gray rushed for what was originally credited as 199 yards, later corrected to 201 yards, and a franchise-record four touchdowns on 38 carries in his fourth NFL game, leading the New England Patriots to a 42-20 victory over the host Indianapolis Colts.[6] Gray was the first NFL running back since 1921 to score four rushing touchdowns in a game after entering the game with zero career touchdowns,[7] and the first running back in the Super Bowl era to account for more than 25 percent of rushing touchdowns (4 of 10) in a week with at least 10 games. A correction to the official stats (removing a 2-yard loss that was negated by a 15-yard facemask penalty against the Colts) made his final stats for the game 201 yards on 37 carries.[8] Gray would however only record 91 more total yards and was inactive for four of the Patriots remaining nine games including the team's win in Super Bowl XLIX. Gray finished the season with 89 carries that resulted in 412 total yards and 5 touchdowns.[9]

References[edit]

External links[edit]