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    89  Joe Gray
    Joe Gray

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Columbia, S.C.

    High School:
    Irmo

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 260

    Position:
    Tight End


    In 2001: Made his first career start versus SMU when the Pack opened in a two-tight end set ... Also started the Clemson contest ... Missed most of spring workouts after tearing his MCL and PCL in the second week of drills, the injury did not require surgery ... The 2002 season will mark just his fifth season of competition in football, he didn't begin playing until his senior year of high school ... Tied for the eighth-best power-clean mark (300 lbs.) on the team.

    In 2000: Appeared in all 12 games as a second-team tight end, he was used mainly for blocking. .. Worked hard in 2000 winter workouts and spring drills, dropping 15 pounds from his 6-5 frame ... Named the Pack's Most Improved Tight End following 2000 spring workouts ... Posted a 3.26 GPA for 1999-2000, he was honored at the Minority Freshman Honors Banquet.

    In 1999: Saw action in eight contests, including the last seven of the season ... Had his only catch, a 26-yarder, in the win over Maryland.

    Prep: Played just one year of high school football for Coach Bob Hanna at Irmo High School ... Pulled in 26 receptions for 586 yards and five touchdowns from his tight end position ... An all-region, all-area and all-state selection, he played in the North-South All-Star game ... Helped lead his squad to a 10-3 record and the state quarterfinals ... A basketball starter as a junior and senior, the football coaches convinced him to try his luck on the gridiron during the spring of his junior year ... State shot put champion (4-A) ... Majoring in business ... Born 6/25/81.

    Gray Career Stats

    Year ?GP-GS ?Pl ?Rec ?Yds ?TD ?LP ?KD
    1999 ?8-0 ?47 ?1 ?26 ?0 ?26 ?1
    2000 ?11-0 ?84 ?1 ?30 ?1 ?30 ?0
    2001 ?11-2 ?116 ?2 ?16 ?2 ?15 ?2
    Totals ?30-2 ?247 ?4 ?72 ?3 ?30 ?3

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