Mel Gray (wide receiver)
- This page refers to the St. Louis Cardinals wide receiver. For the kick returner, see Mel Gray.
|Born:||September 28, 1948|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||172 lb (78 kg)|
(Santa Rosa, California)
|NFL Draft:||1971 / Round: 6 / Pick: 147|
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Melvin Dean Gray (born September 28, 1948) is a former National Football League wide receiver for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1971 to 1982. He attended Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa, California, the football standout was also a track and field star. While winning the 100-yard dash at the 1967 CIF California State Meet, Gray set not only the meet record but the National High School record of 9.4 in the event at the time. His meet record lasted until 1979. He accepted a scholarship to the University of Missouri and played in the 1970 Orange Bowl.
In the 1971 NFL Draft, Gray was a sixth-round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals and was selected to four straight Pro Bowls (1974–1977). He caught passes in 121 consecutive games between 1973 and 1982.