Benjamin Gay

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Benjamin Gay Bruni
No. 34
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-02-28) February 28, 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Spring (TX)
College: Garden City CC
Undrafted: 2001
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 172
Rushing average: 3.4
Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Benjamin Stevenson Gay, Jr. (born February 28, 1980) is a former American football running back. He spent the 2001 NFL season with the Cleveland Browns.

A native of Spring, Texas, Gay was a star running back at Spring High School. He was a 1997 High School All-American selection by USA Today. He chose Baylor over Florida, Florida State, and Miami. However, five weeks into his sophomore season in 1998, he was kicked off the team for rules violations. He eventually enrolled at Garden City Community College. In 1999, he rushed for 1,442 yards and 17 touchdowns, but was dismissed from the team because of his grades and rules violations, and ultimately left junior college. He took a job as a bouncer at a bar in Garden City, Kansas.

In 2000, he was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos, but was bolted after the first preseason game. In 2001, he was signed by the Cleveland Browns and spent the 2001 NFL season as third-string RB behind James Jackson and Jamel White. His career game came in a 27–17 Browns win at Baltimore, when he ran 56 yards on 18 tries, including one touchdown.

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