Reggie Gray

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Reggie Gray
No. 1 Baltimore Brigade
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-04-29) April 29, 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school: Morgan Park (IL)
College: Western Illinois
Undrafted: 2006
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Receptions: 658
Yards: 8,636
TDs: 217
Kick return yards: 4,912
Kick return TDs: 14
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Reggie Gray (born April 29, 1984) is an American football wide receiver and kickoff returner for the Baltimore Brigade of the Arena Football League (AFL).

High school[edit]

Gray attended Morgan Park High School in Chicago, Illinois, where he was a team captain and led his team to the 2001 City Championship,[1] in which they defeated Dunbar in a shootout. He scored the game winning touchdown on a 45-yard bomb with 41 seconds left in the game. He was an All-State WR,DB, and KR. He amassed over 2000 all purpose yards, with 25 touchdowns. Had 10 returned kicks for TDs, and intercepted 10 passes.

College career[edit]

In college, Reggie played receiver for the Western Illinois Leathernecks, wearing jersey #85.

Professional career[edit]

Bloomington Extreme[edit]

Reggie played two seasons for the Bloomington Extreme before signing a contract on February 8, 2008 with the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League. The Extreme were associated with the league known as United Indoor Football until the autumn of 2008 when that league joined with the Intense Football League to form the newest incarnation of the Indoor Football League.

Chicago Rush[edit]

Reggie was a member of the Chicago Rush during the 2008 offseason, failing to make the Rush roster.

Chicago Slaughter[edit]

With the Chicago Rush shut down by the AFL's decision to suspend its season, Gray joined several of his Rush team members in a move to the Chicago Slaughter of the rival Continental Indoor Football League. During that season, he led the league in all-purpose yards with 1,318. The Slaughter went undefeated, winning the 2009 CIFL Championship Game 58–48 over the Fort Wayne Freedom. Gray had a 46-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.[2]

Gray returned to the Slaughter in 2010 after being cut by the Tampa Bay Storm. The Slaughter moved to the larger Indoor Football League in 2010.

Chicago Rush[edit]

Gray signed with the Chicago Rush for the 2011 Arena Football League season. He was reunited with college teammate Russ Michna and in his first year on the regular roster, Gray caught 130 passes for 1,969 yards and 49 receiving touchdowns. With 4 more kickoff returns for touchdowns, Gray finished the year with 53 total touchdowns. The receptions and receiving yards broke Bobby Sippio's Rush franchise records.[1] Gray was voted on Second Team All-Arena and made the All-Ironman Team as a WR/KR. Following the 2013 season. Gray was named a second team All-Arena selection for the 3rd time in his career.[3]

San Jose SaberCats[edit]

On September 11, 2013, Gray was assigned to the San Jose SaberCats. He was named the Arena Bowl MVP when San Jose won the Arena Bowl in 2015.[4]

Jacksonville Sharks[edit]

On May 31, 2016, Gray was assigned to the Jacksonville Sharks.

Qingdao Clipper[edit]

Gray played for the Qingdao Clipper of the China Arena Football League (CAFL) in 2016.

Baltimore Brigade[edit]

Gray was assigned to the Baltimore Brigade in January 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Seth Gruen (May 6, 2012). "Reggie Gray sets Rush touchdown record in win over Barnstormers". www.suntimes.com. Sun Times Media, LLC. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Slaughter win CIFL championship". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. June 28, 2009. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  3. ^ Jim Meehan (August 8, 2013). "Meyer, Tennell make All-AFL first-team offense". www.spokesman.com. The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved August 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "SaberCats Add 2013 JLS Playmaker of the Year and All-Arena WR Reggie Gray". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. September 11, 2013. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 

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