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Tyler Bray, QB

School: Tennessee  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Kingsburg, CA
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 232 lbs.
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05/01/2013 - Chiefs Agree to Terms with 13 Rookie Free Agents...QB Tyler Bray (6-6, 215) played in 28 games (24 starts) with Tennessee completing 540 passes on 922 attempts (58.6 pct.) for 7,444 yards with 69 touchdowns and 28 interceptions. Bray prepped at Kingsburg High School in Kingsburg, California. - KCChiefs.com

04/29/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: TOP 10 UNDRAFTED UNDERCLASSMEN: 1. QB Tyler Bray, Tennessee (6-6, 232, 5.05)...The most surprising undrafted prospect, underclassman or not, was the former Tennessee passer. He has top-shelf arm talent and can make all the throws necessary at the NFL level with ease, but the off-field concerns and shortcomings above the shoulders were likely too much to overlook for pro teams. Bray is an example of a prospect who has all the physical tools imaginable, but the below-average intangibles likely took him off the board entirely for most teams. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

04/29/2013 - Former Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray signed with the Kansas City Chiefs after going undrafted Saturday, according to an ESPN report. The No. 92 overall prospect by NFLDraftScout.com entering the draft and the No. 7-rated quarterback, Bray headed a star-laden group of underclassmen who went undrafted.

Projeced as a third-round prospect, Bray was one of several quarterbacks who slid dramatically during the three-day event due to a general lack of need for most of the 32 teams in the NFL. Florida State's EJ Manuel was the only quarterback selected in the first round, and former Heisman Trophy hopeful Matt Barkley fell all the way to the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round.

Bray left Tennessee following a record-breaking 2012 season that included 3,612 passing yards and 34 touchdowns against 12 interceptions with a 59.6 completion percentage. However, he appeared timid during his media session at the Scouting Combine. Failing to distinguish himself from the second-tier quarterback class, Bray was subject to a significant fall come the draft, and that's exactly what transpired. - Derek Harper, The Sports Xchange

03/28/2013 - 2013 Tennessee Pro Day: All 32 NFL teams sent representatives to Wednesday's pro day at the University of Tennessee, where wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson and quarterback Tyler Bray were the big attractions. Bray, the 6-6 3/8, 229-pound QB has a big arm, really spins the ball well, but needs to work on his accuracy. Thirteen Tennessee players, plus one each from Tennessee-Martin and Tennessee Tech, participated in the workout, which was held indoors on FieldTurf. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

03/01/2013 - 2013 NFL PRO DAY DATES TO REMEMBER: March 20 - Tennessee, Utah...Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray has arguably the most arm talent of anyone in this class and will be able to put that on display back in Knoxville, likely throwing to three other NFL Draft prospects, including Cordarrelle Patterson, Justin Hunter and Mychal Rivera, who all performed well at the combine. The other target Bray will rely on is wide receiver Zach Rogers, who didn't receive a combine invite. Tennessee offensive lineman Dallas Thomas didn't work out at the combine and isn't expected to work out before the draft after surgery on Feb. 7 to repair a torn labrum suffered during Senior Bowl week. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

02/21/2013 - Many prospects, including Alabama right tackle D.J. Fluker, lost weight preparing for the NFL Scouting Combine. Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray found some, adding a stunning 24 pounds to measure in at 6-6, 232 pounds in front of scouts Thursday at the combine. Bray was wearing the same loose-fitting NFL-issued apparel as the other prospects who have filtered in through the media room at Lucas Oil Stadium, but the weight looked evenly distributed. He plans to participate in the drills, including throwing, in Indianapolis.

While Bray physically looked the part, he was noticeably nervous at the podium. He looked interviewers in the eye when answering questions but was surprisingly soft-spoken and short with many of his answers. While Bray's nerves certainly don't mean he won't be successful as an NFL quarterback, he lacked the field-general persona that some scouts expect at the position. This is surprising considering the aggression with which he has played throughout his career with the Volunteers.

To put it simply, Bray possesses as much arm talent as any quarterback in this draft class. His combination of arm strength, accuracy and willingness to throw through tight windows against quality competition has drawn comparisons to fellow former SEC standouts Jay Cutler (Vanderbilt) and Ryan Mallett (Arkansas). Bray attempts -- and often makes -- throws that no other quarterback in this draft class (and few in the NFL) will try. Due to a lack of mobility and a number of acts off the field that have led to questions about his maturity, Bray ranks as NFLDraftScout.com's No. 7 passer in this draft, though, as Dane Brugler pointed out here, the Tennessee passer has the tools to leap up the board this week. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

02/20/2013 - 2013 NFL Combine, 10 players to watch: 2. QB Tyler Bray, Tennessee...There might not be a more talented quarterback in this class than Bray, who is the only underclassman at the position invited to Indianapolis this year. He has the height, feet and the arm talent to easily make every NFL throw, but he has struggled with consistency issues. Bray will have to answer concerns about his maturity and prove to teams that he's worth the risk. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

02/20/2013 - 2013 NFL Combine, Tale of the tape: Although his name has been mentioned a few times prior in this write-up, Bray's interview process will be incredibly important to his NFL Draft grade. Teams know he has the arm strength to compete at a high level, but does he have the smarts? Bray will need to answer for numerous off-field incidents as well and prove he has the maturity and substance to start for and lead a NFL team. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

02/20/2013 - 2013 NFL Combine, Most to gain: Teams have already spent countless hours evaluating and scouting this group of quarterbacks, but there is always something to gain with a positive performance in Indianapolis. And Tennessee's Tyler Bray, the only junior at the position invited to this year's Combine, might have the most to gain.

Blessed with top-shelf height and arm strength, Bray's collegiate career was marred by mistakes and inconsistency. And while he is a frustrating passer at times, he was also productive with 34 passing scores and 3,612 yards through the air in 2012, impressing scouts with his NFL arm to deliver to every level of the field. Bray has some maturity concerns, but the upside is intriguing. With a positive showing next week at Lucas Oil Stadium, Bray's draft arrow could be pointing north. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

02/20/2013 - 2013 NFL Combine, Tale of the tape: With only one junior quarterback invited to this year's Combine, scouts will have a fairly accurate idea of the measureables for most of the quarterbacks in attendance. The one underclassman at the position? Tyler Bray. Although he has imposing height (6-foot-6), Bray has a string-bean body frame with very lean limbs and questionable growth potential. On Tennessee's roster, he's listed at 215 pounds and it will be important for him to match or exceed that number when he tips the scale. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/09/2013 - University of Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, wide receivers Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson and defensive lineman Darrington Sentimore have informed head coach Butch Jones that they intend to declare for the 2013 NFL Draft and relinquish their final year of college eligibility. A native of Kingsburg, Calif., Bray played in 28 games for the Vols from 2010-12, including 24 starts. He completed 540 of 922 passes for 7,444 career passing yards, 69 touchdowns and 28 interceptions and ranks fourth on the UT career lists in four passing categories: yards, completions, attempts, and touchdowns. Bray also finishes his Tennessee career ranked fourth in total offense at 7,237 yards.

In 2012, Bray completed 268 of 451 passes for 3,612 yards, 34 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, and his totals from last season rank him among the single-season leaders in touchdowns (2nd), yards (2nd), completions (3rd) and attempts (3rd). He also holds four of the top seven single-game passing yardage totals in UT history, including a school-record 530 yards against Troy in 2012. - Tennessee football

01/05/2013 - Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Tyler Bray has reportedly signed with an agent and will enter the 2013 NFL Draft, forgoing his senior season. Bray's father, Jeff Bray, told WNML radio that his son has signed with Los Angeles-based agent Don Yee, according to govolsextra.com. Yee also represents New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Tyler Bray is the seventh-ranked quarterback eligible for the 2013 draft, according to NFLDraftScout.com, and the No. 60-rated prospect overall. In the second-round range entering the pre-draft process and in a class considered weak at the quarterback position, Bray was expected to leave Tennessee with the Vols making another head coaching change.

The 6-foot-5 junior threw for 69 touchdowns with 28 interceptions during his college career as a three-year starter for the Vols. This season, the 21-year-old Bray threw for 3,612 yards with 34 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He completed 59 percent of this passes despite having a corps of smaller receivers. - Derek Harper, The Sports Xchange

12/24/2012 - Tennessee junior quarterback Tyler Bray is headed for the NFL and will skip his senior season in Knoxville, according to a CBSSports.com report by Bruce Feldman. He will join his Volunteers underclassmen teammates Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson in the 2013 NFL Draft. Bray is currently rated as NFLDraftScout.com's No. 7 QB and No. 63 prospect overall. He is projected to be a second-round draft pick.

A three-year starter, Bray was 13-11 over his career as a Tennessee starter (5-7 in 2012), including a 5-9 record against SEC competition. This past season, he led the conference with 3,612 passing yards and 34 touchdowns through the air. With Bray's departure, new head coach Butch Jones will have just five returning starters on offense.

Bray becomes the first underclassmen quarterback to declare for the 2013 NFL Draft and joins a talented but muddled class of signal callers. He has first-round height and arm ability, but the inconsistent mechanics, decision making and ball security are likely to push him down draft boards. Bray was cited this past July for throwing beer bottles at cars from a balcony and teams have serious questions about his maturity. Nonetheless, his upside will be attractive to NFL teams. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

11/27/2012 - Week 13 Rewind: As scouts had hoped, Bray capped off a record-breaking junior season with a deadly efficient performance. He completed 20 of 34 passes for 293 yards and four touchdowns (each to different receivers) with zero interceptions.

His first touchdown came on a perfectly thrown skinny post to senior Zach Rogers. Bray was aided by a nice move from Justin Hunter on his second score, but he correctly read Kentucky's Cover-2 and zipped a vertical route between Wildcat defenders for what became a 42-yard touchdown. Bray showed off his ability to quickly decipher coverages by turning his back to the defense on play-action fakes for each of his final two touchdowns of the game. With the Vols nursing just a 20-17 lead late in the third quarter, Bray faked an end-around to Cordarrelle Patterson and then hit senor tight end Mychal Rivera in stride for a 29-yard touchdown toss deep down the right sideline. Just moments later, Bray made a more traditional fake to his running back before hitting Patterson on a deep post for a 21-yard score. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

11/27/2012 - Week 13 Rewind: For the year, Bray completed 59.6% of his passes for 3,612 yards and 34 touchdowns against just 12 interceptions. At 6-5, 215 pounds and possessing more accuracy on the move than the former SEC star he's often compared to (Ryan Mallett), there is simply no denying that Bray is the most gifted passer potentially eligible for the 2013 draft, which is precisely why he ranks atop NFLDraftScout.com's rankings of quarterbacks in the 2014 draft class.

To earn a draft selection as high as his tools warrant, however, Bray will have to convince NFL decision-makers that he has the leadership traits they're looking for at the position. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

11/27/2012 - Week 13 Rewind: Vols' Bray Shines in Possible Farewell Tour: The firing of Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley last weekend guaranteed that there would be significant turnover in Knoxville at the end of this season. If a roster bursting with NFL talent was to largely remain the same, the Vols' job might be the most exciting for any coaching considering replacing Dooley. That could be a big "if," however, as several of Tennessee's highly regarded prospects are thought to be considering making the early jump to the professional ranks -- not the least of which is junior quarterback Tyler Bray.

The 2-10 Wildcats can hardly be confused with an elite team but in tearing through SEC defenses at a pace that has helped him shatter school records held by Peyton Manning and others, there is no questioning Bray's talent. Coming off a game in which Bray was benched for poor performance, Saturday's game showed scouts an improved focus and maturity however, something that, frankly, had been a concern for the young signal-caller. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

11/26/2012 - WEEK 13 SEC OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE: QB TYLER BRAY (Tennessee) -- Completed 20-of-34 passes for 293 yards and four touchdowns against Kentucky. - SEC football

11/24/2012 - Tyler Bray threw four touchdown passes without an interception Saturday as Tennessee defeated Kentucky 37-17 in the season finale for both teams. The victory assured that Tennessee (5-7, 1-7 Southeastern Conference) wouldn't go winless in SEC competition for the first time ever. Bray threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Zach Rogers in the first quarter and a 42-yarder to Justin Hunter in the second quarter to give the Volunteers a 20-7 advantage. After Kentucky (2-10, 1-7) reduced Tennessee's lead to 20-17 midway through the third quarter, Bray put the game out of reach with a 29-yard touchdown pass to Mychal Rivera and a 21-yarder to Cordarrelle Patterson.

This marked the final game for fired Kentucky coach Joker Phillips, who went 13-24 in three seasons. Tennessee offensive coordinator Jim Chaney served as the Volunteers' interim coach in place of Derek Dooley, who was fired Sunday. - AP Sports

11/21/2012 - When Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray walks onto the field at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, will it be his last game as a Vol? That same question could be asked of other juniors, like receivers Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson, who will also have a chance to leave early for the NFL. But for Bray, the question is more intriguing because of the muddled legacy he would leave at Tennessee. "We play Kentucky on Saturday," Bray said to the first of three questions that tried to get a read on his future. "That's all I'm worried about." Could Tennessee's new coach affect his NFL plans? "We've got Kentucky," Bray said. "That's all I'm going to say."

Because the game has no postseason implications, most of the storylines have focused on the UT seniors playing their final game and the juniors who might be. Hunter and Patterson haven't commented about the possibility of going pro, but both are considered potential first-round picks who are very likely to leave. Offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James could also leave early depending on the feedback from his NFL evaluation. But most of the mystery surrounds Bray, whose entire family will be in town from California to watch the season finale. - Evan Woodbery, Go Vols Xtra

11/12/2012 - WEEK 11 SEC OUTSTANDING PERFORMER: QB TYLER BRAY (Tennessee) -- Completed 37-of-54 passes for 404 yards and four touchdowns against Missouri. - SEC football

11/07/2012 - SEC: NFL DRAFT PROSPECT WATCH - WEEK 10: Keep an eye on: QB Tyler Bray, 6-6, 215 pounds, Tennessee: Why you should watch him? After going through somewhat of a mid-season slump, Bray has gone back to putting up huge numbers the past two weeks. He threw for 368 yards and four TDs against South Carolina last week and followed that up by breaking a school record against Troy with 530 passing yards and five TDs. The schedule is easier for Tennessee (Missouri, Vanderbilt, Kentucky) down the stretch, so expect Bray to expand his lead as the SEC's leading passer. Season stats (nine games): 200 of 344 (59.9 percent) for 2,812 yards, 25 TDs, 10 INTs. Player ranking: Bray is ranked No. 42 overall and is the fourth-highest rated QB in CBSSports.com's latest player rankings. Up next: Bray will face a Missouri team that gives up an average of just 185.6 passing yards per game. - Daniel Lewis, CBSSports.com

10/23/2012 - Starting quarterback Tyler Bray will be benched in favor of backup Justin Worley if he continues to throw interceptions, Tennessee coach Derek Dooley said today during his weekly press conference. "If he's loose with the football, he's coming out of the game and we're going to play Justin," Dooley said. "I told him that." Bray threw two interceptions in Tennessee's 44-13 loss to Alabama on Saturday. The Vols (3-4, 0-4 SEC) play No. 17 South Carolina (6-2, 4-2) on Saturday (TV: ESPN, noon). Dooley strongly criticized Bray for failing to meet with reporters after the Alabama loss, saying his quarterback needs to "man up." "That's unacceptable in our program," Dooley said. "There's no defense for that type of behavior." - Evan Woodbery, Go Vols Xtra

10/22/2012 - For the first time this season, Tennessee's offense couldn't produce. Then again, it hadn't faced a defense like Alabama. Tennessee had scored at least 31 points in each of its first six games this season. The Vols didn't come close to that mark against No. 1 Alabama in a 44-13 loss Saturday night. Tyler Bray went 13-of-27 for 184 yards with no touchdown passes and two interceptions as the Vols reached the end zone just once all night. "We got whipped by a great football team in just about every phase," Tennessee coach Derek Dooley said. "I'm really disappointed we didn't execute a little better on offense. That's probably the thing I was a little surprised at. The quarterback didn't play well. I'm not sure why." Dooley returned to the sidelines Saturday, less than two weeks after undergoing surgery on a fractured right hip. He had coached from the press box last week in a 41-31 loss at Mississippi State. Tennessee officials said before the game he'd sit on a stool throughout the game, but he instead worked the sidelines on crutches while frequently being shadowed by an officer as well as assistant coach Antone Davis. Tennessee (3-4, 0-4 SEC) isn't the first offense to struggle against Alabama (7-0, 4-0). The Crimson Tide entered the night ranked first in the nation in total defense, scoring defense, run defense and pass efficiency defense. But the Vols believed they could move the ball with their star-studded offense. It didn't happen. - AP Sports

10/02/2012 - 10/01/12 NFL DRAFT SCOUT FALLER: QB TYLER BRAY, TENNESSEE...Due to several self-inflicted mistakes, the Georgia Bulldogs allowed Tennessee to stick with them for all four quarters on Saturday, but Tyler Bray and the Volunteers fell short of a comeback against a very tough defense. Against Georgia, Bray showed too many instances of rushing his delivery and attempting to fit the ball into miniscule-sized passing windows. He has sloppy mechanics and footwork and will often get away with it because he's comfortable with that, but his streaky technique will also throw off his ball placement, missing several throws and finishing with 53.3% completions in Athens. Bray has the tendency to be a loose cannon and has too much belief in his arm, subscribing to the belief that "no passing window is too small." He also showed poor ball security, often holding the ball one-handed near his hip and fumbling late in game. He has the arm strength to make any throw he wants and tosses a beautiful deep ball, but the inconsistency is really hurting him and his team. Bray has a lot of natural talent and first round potential, but the fans, coaching staff and scouts are still waiting for more. He plays in the toughest conference and Tennessee's defense makes each game a shootout, but with the cast of playmakers around him and his natural ability, the excuses need to stop for Bray. It's time he decides whether or not to take his game to the next level. But for NFL scouts, it's not a question of "when," but rather "can he?" - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

09/24/2012 - WEEK 4 SEC OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE: QB TYLER BRAY (Tennessee) -- Completed 27-of-43 passes for 401 yards with four TDs and one interception against Akron. - SEC football

09/22/2012 - Tyler Bray threw for 401 yards and four touchdowns and Rajion Neal rushed for a career-high 151 yards Saturday night as Tennessee pulled away in the second half for a 47-26 victory over Akron. Bray's 3-yard touchdown pass to Neal with 6:47 left in the third quarter broke a 23-23 tie and put the Volunteers (3-1) ahead for good. After giving up the game's final 24 points last week in a 37-20 loss to Florida, Tennessee ended Saturday's game on a 21-0 run. Bray also threw touchdown passes to Brendan Downs, Justin Hunter and Jacob Carter, though he also had one interception that was returned for a touchdown by Akron's Avis Commack. Downs and Carter scored their first career touchdowns. Akron (1-3) has lost 22 consecutive road games since winning 42-35 at Eastern Michigan on Oct. 18, 2008. - AP Sports

09/15/2012 - THIS WEEK'S GAME: Florida at Tennessee, Sept. 15 -- Tennessee is looking to snap a seven-game losing streak to the Gators, which dates to 2004 and is the longest run of success for Florida in this series. Coincidentally, the last time Tennessee beat the Gators, it happened in a night game played at Neyland Stadium. This year's game? You guessed it, and it's kicking off in prime time. KEYS TO THE GAME: Stick with the fundamentals. Tennessee's been known for shoddy tackling at times in the last few years, a problem that's weathered several changes to the coaching staff. Florida has gone to a more downhill running style offense since coach Will Muschamp arrived in Gainesville, but the Gators still have some burners on their roster. It's vital the Vols wrap up and make tackles to prevent getting gashed for big gains. - The Sports Xchange

09/14/2012 - WEEK 3 2012 DAVEY O'BRIEN NATIONAL QUARTERBACK AWARD MARQUEE MATCH-UP: Marquee Match-up: No. 18 Florida at No. 23 Tennessee, Saturday, September 15 at 6 p.m. (ET) on ESPN...Jeff Driskel and the Florida Gators hope history repeats itself on Saturday night when they square off against Tyler Bray and SEC East rival Tennessee at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. The Gators have won the last seven consecutive contests. After earning their first national ranking since 2008, the Volunteers will rely on Bray, the SEC leader in total offense (321.0 yards), to help them stay undefeated and make a statement in their conference opener. - Davey O'Brien Award

09/11/2012 - The profile of the Tennessee football team is rising. The Vols achieved a pair of noteworthy firsts coming out of the second week of the season. Tennessee is back in the national rankings, at the No. 23 spot. The Vols hadn't been in the top 25 since the preseason poll in 2008 -- what turned out to be Phillip Fulmer's final season as coach. And, ESPN's College Gameday is coming to Knoxville for the first time in eight years as Tennessee prepares to host Florida in prime time. It all leads to what's got to be the most-hyped, most-anticipated game for the Vols in Derek Dooley's tenure as coach. Both teams enter with identical 2-0 records, and the winner will get a major leg up in the SEC East race -- which looks to be tighter than ever with five potential candidates now that Vanderbilt is showing marked improvement. "They had a good win today. We have had a couple of good wins, so it will be a good game," Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray said after throwing four touchdowns in Saturday's 51-13 shellacking of Georgia State. The Vols took care of business against their underdog FCS opponents, who didn't even have a football team until 2010. It also marked the 18th straight home opener where Tennessee posted a victory. - The Sports Xchange

09/11/2012 - QB Tyler Bray only had two incompletions against Georgia State, making 18 of 20 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns. It marked his eighth game with at least 300 yards passing, his fifth game with at least four touchdown passes and his eighth performance with three or more TD throws. Bray completed 13 straight passes to end his time in the game, tying for the third-longest streak of completions in team history. "I've told you guys Tyler is the best quarterback in the country," Rivera said. "That's how I feel." - The Sports Xchange

09/10/2012 - WEEK 2 OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE: QB TYLER BRAY (Tennessee) -- Completed 18-of-20 passes for 310 yards and four touchdowns in Tennessee's 51-13 win against Georgia State. - SEC football

09/07/2012 - LOOKING GOOD: The receiving corps didn't look like it missed Da'Rick Rogers. Justin Hunter had 73 yards on nine catches in his first action since tearing an ACL last September against Florida. Junior-college transfer Cordarrelle Patterson was outstanding with 160 yards of total offense. And senior Zach Rogers contributed 87 yards on only two catches. All told, QB Tyler Bray spread around the ball to 10 different targets while completing 27 throws, and six Vols had two or more catches. - The Sports Xchange

09/04/2012 - SEC: PLAYERS WHOSE NFL DRAFT STOCK IS RISING: Tyler Bray, Tennessee: The 6-foot-6 junior QB has the height and the arm strength of a top NFL prospect, but one knock on him has been his lack of production against top teams. NC State might not be a championship contender, but its secondary is top notch. Bray shredded it in a 35-21 Tennessee victory Friday, completing 27 of 41 passes (65.8 percent) for 333 yards and two touchdowns. You can see him next: Saturday vs. Georgia State, 4 p.m. ET (pay per view). - Daniel Lewis, CBSSports.com

08/31/2012 - SCOUTING THE OFFENSE: It's QB Tyler Bray's team to run, assuming he stays healthy, and out of trouble. Bray had a couple of issues over the summer, including a reckless boating charge that was dismissed and a citation for vandalism for throwing beer cans on parked cars. Those incidents are good blogger fodder, but don't detract from Bray's potential as a quarterback. Raijon Neal, Marlin Lane and Devrin Young all are in the mix at running back. Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson will be the primary receivers now that Da'Rick Rogers is no longer with the program. - The Sports Xchange

08/08/2012 - Vols quarterback Tyler Bray made an agreement in Loudon County court Wednesday to dismiss two charges in a reckless boating incident. Bray was in Loudon County General Sessions Court for an incident on July 4 involving personal watercraft on Tellico Lake. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said Bray was driving a Yamaha WaveRunner with a woman passenger when he was seen too close to another wave runner that spilled its riders. Bray also got too close to the riders, the agency said. There's no word yet on who owns the wave runners. TWRA charged Bray with a Class A misdemeanor for reckless operation of a personal watercraft and a Class C misdemeanor for failure to have a boating education certificate. The reckless boating charge will be dismissed if Bray completes a one-year suspension of boating privileges and performs three boater safety appearances or does a TWRA appearance on boating safety. The lack of a boating education certificate charge will be dismissed if he attends two three-hour boating certification classes to get a boater certificate. Bray must also pay all courts costs. The court will review the case on February 13. When asked to comment on Bray, Vols Offensive Coordinator Jim Chaney said, "I'm comfortable with where he's at with his maturity as a football player, and he's coming around very good. Obviously anytime our quarterback has his name somewhere, that might be detrimental to our image and we don't like that much, but I don't deal with those, those are coach's (issues)." - Stephanie Beecken, WATE, TV6 News Knoxville

08/04/2012 - Friday was the first day of football practice for Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, but questions still came his way about his recent run in with police after a vandalism complaint was filed against him on July 23 for allegedly throwing bottles and golf balls at a car in his apartment complex. The junior quarterback took ownership of his actions and said he, and the team, have moved past the recent distraction. "I just need to make smarter decisions," Bray said. "It was a really stupid decision, but I've moved on, got to the first day of practice and practiced pretty well." Bray said he had been disciplined internally by the coaching staff, but he declined to go into detail. Coach Derek Dooley praised Bray at SEC media days on July 19 for his increased role as a leader on the team and for his improved maturity. The incident on July 23 seemed to directly contradict what Dooley had said. Bray admitted it was an aberration from the path of leadership he was on over the summer. "Yeah, I thought I made strides maturing and being a team leader and then I made some steps back with that incident," Bray said. "It was stupid. I just need to stick to throwing footballs instead of that." On the field, Dooley said he liked what he saw from his 6-foot-6 signal caller on the first day of practice. Bray has recovered from a broken thumb suffered in October of 2011 and has an abundance of talented targets to throw to in 2012. "He was upbeat, completed some good balls," Dooley said. "You could tell he's put a lot of work in this summer. We didn't have all those administrative problems - it looked like practice 10 from an administrative standpoint. You didn't have just the disastrous - couldn't line up, balls fumbled everywhere, couldn't get a snap - incidents." - Daniel Lewis, Nooga.com

07/29/2012 - Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray was in the news this week when a fellow tenant in his building accused him of throwing beer bottles and golf balls from his apartment balcony. A victim, who's car was damaged, decided not to press charges when Bray offered to pay for the damages. When asked about the incident this week, Dooley told The Nashville Tennessean: "He's made some progress in a lot of areas, but that's just silly behavior. Any time we get a little negative publicity for our program, we take it seriously...Obviously, his accuracy isn't where it needs to be. He missed the trash can." - Rick Bozich/Eric Crawford, WDRB.com

07/25/2012 - Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray is mentioned in police incident reports about two car vandalisms at a Knoxville apartment complex. Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk said Wednesday afternoon that no charges will be filed on the initial incident at the Landing Riverfront Apartments after Bray, 20, offered to pay Bradi Hudson, the first victim, for damages to her car. ''Bray reached out to her and apologized and is going to take care of the damage to the vehicle,'' DeBusk said. ''Because of that, she no longer wished to pursue charges.'' Hudson was scheduled to meet with a detective Wednesday, according to DeBusk, but before then she informed Knoxville police of her conversation with Bray. DeBusk said the second vandalism incident is still under investigation. According to the first incident report filed Sunday, when Hudson went to her car Saturday morning she noticed it had dents on the roof and a cracked windshield. A note on the car window had a name and phone number and read ''I know what happened to your car.'' After calling the number, she was told ''there had been males drinking and throwing beer bottles and golf balls at her vehicle'' the previous night, the report states. In the other incident, Kirstie Allen discovered her front windshield had been ''completely smashed'' on Monday, the second incident reports states. She told police she returned to her apartment around 1:10 p.m. and ate lunch. Approximately 30 minutes later, she went outside and noticed the damage to her vehicle. Allen told police that Bray and his roommate, Michael Grandinetti, had thrown beer bottles off a balcony and onto vehicles in the parking lot. The report quotes her as saying an office manager for the complex told her Bray and Grandinetti had been ''served with an eviction notice just prior to her arriving home.'' - AP Sports

07/25/2012 - A police incident report accused Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray and his roommate of throwing beer bottles off a balcony onto parked cars, but the Knoxville News Sentinel later tweeted that no charges will be filed and Bray will make restitution. An apartment complex resident called 911 to report two people throwing beer bottles off the balcony. She identified them as Bray and his 26-year-old roommate, according to the report in govolsextra.com. The resident, Kirstie Allen, also claimed her car was vandalized as a result of her reporting the bottle throwing, the report said. Bray passed for nearly 2,000 yards and 17 touchdowns in just seven games last season. He missed five games with a fractured right thumb. - Larry Hartstein, CBSSports.com

07/20/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD WATCH LIST: Tyler Bray, junior, QB, Tennessee, has been named one of of fifty preseason "players to watch" for The Walter Camp Football Foundation 2012 Player of the Year Award, the nation's fourth-oldest individual college football accolade. A native of Kingsburg, Calif., Bray has played in 16 games for the Vols in his career, including 12 starts, and already ranks among the school's career passing leaders in touchdowns (7th, 35), completions (10th, 272), and yards (3,832). He has completed 272 of 471 passing attempts for his career (57.7%), and in 2011, he completed 147-of-247 passes for 1,983 yards, 17 touchdowns, and six interceptions, averaging 283.3 passing yards per game. Bray is 8-4 in his career as a starter and owns the UT records for consecutive games with multiple touchdown passes (10) and most passing yards in the first four games of a season (1,328). - Tennessee football

07/20/2012 - 2012 DAVEY O'BRIEN PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Tyler Bray, Tennessee, has been selected to the Preseason Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented annually to the nation's best college quarterback by The Davey O'Brien Foundation. A native of Kingsburg, Calif., Bray has played in 16 games for the Vols in his career, including 12 starts, and already ranks among the school's career passing leaders in touchdowns (7th, 35), completions (10th, 272), and yards (3,832). He has completed 272 of 471 passing attempts for his career (57.7%), and in 2011, he completed 147-of-247 passes for 1,983 yards, 17 touchdowns, and six interceptions, averaging 283.3 passing yards per game. Bray is 8-4 in his career as a starter and owns the UT records for consecutive games with multiple touchdown passes (10) and most passing yards in the first four games of a season (1,328). - Tennessee football

07/19/2012 - Derek Dooley's first two seasons at Tennessee have not gone as well as he'd probably have liked. While the Vols did get to the Music City Bowl in Dooley's first season, they've yet to finish a season with a winning record and 11-14 overall with a 4-12 mark in the SEC. Listening to Dooley on Thursday, though, he made it clear that he's more optimistic about this season in Knoxville than he has been at any other point. On how Tyler Bray has grown off the field: "I think just his investment in being good off the field. A lot of things go into that. It's how you work when you come to the facility, whether it's how you're training in the weight room, going out there and throwing with the wideouts, the film study you're doing by yourself. It's also your leadership when you're here. How much are you affecting the other guys on the team to put in the kind of work you're putting in. "I think that was something Tyler wasn't real comfortable with as a young player, of getting the other guys and making a difference in their lives..."I've seen a real change in his maturity level. I'm hoping he continues on that path and I'm hoping it will net him some big results this fall." - Tom Fornelli, CBS Sports

07/10/2012 - 2012 MAXWELL AWARD PRESEASON WATCHLIST: Tyler Bray, Tennessee, QB, Jr., has been selected to the preseason Maxwell Award watchlist for the 2012 college football season, given to America's outstanding collegiate football player since 1937 and named in honor of sportswriter Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell. A native of Kingsburg, Calif., Bray has played in 16 games for the Vols in his career, including 12 starts, and already ranks among the school's career passing leaders in touchdowns (7th, 35), completions (10th, 272), and yards (3,832). He has completed 272 of 471 passing attempts for his career (57.7%), and in 2011, he completed 147-of-247 passes for 1,983 yards, 17 touchdowns, and six interceptions, averaging 283.3 passing yards per game. Bray is 8-4 in his career as a starter and owns the UT records for consecutive games with multiple touchdown passes (10) and most passing yards in the first four games of a season (1,328). - Tennessee football

05/29/2012 - Tyler Bray might have a special field trip on his July itinerary. The Tennessee quarterback will attend the Manning Passing Academy in Louisiana along with a handful of other college quarterbacks, according to ESPN NFL analyst Chris Mortensen. Though the full invitation-only list has yet to be released, Mortensen wrote on his Twitter account that Southern Cal's Matt Barkley, Tyler Wilson of Arkansas and Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas were some of the other quarterbacks expected to attend the annual camp. The college quarterbacks serve as instructors for campers and also are tutored by current NFL quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning, according to Mortensen's Twitter. The Mannings have three Super Bowl titles between them after Eli's New York Giants won his second championship in February. For the seventh consecutive year, the Manning family will hold their camp at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La., for four days beginning July 12. It won't be Bray's first interaction with Peyton Manning. The junior from California has spent time with UT's most famous former quarterback during his previous visits to Knoxville. As a sophomore Bray broke some of Manning's records, including most consecutive games with multiple touchdown passes and most passing yards and touchdowns in the first four games of a season. - Patrick Brown, Chattanooga Times Free Press

05/29/2012 - Tyler Bray might have a special field trip on his July itinerary. The Tennessee quarterback will attend the Manning Passing Academy in Louisiana along with a handful of other college quarterbacks, according to ESPN NFL analyst Chris Mortensen. Though the full invitation-only list has yet to be released, Mortensen wrote on his Twitter account that Southern Cal's Matt Barkley, Tyler Wilson of Arkansas and Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas were some of the other quarterbacks expected to attend the annual camp. The college quarterbacks serve as instructors for campers and also are tutored by current NFL quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning, according to Mortensen's Twitter. The Mannings have three Super Bowl titles between them after Eli's New York Giants won his second championship in February. For the seventh consecutive year, the Manning family will hold their camp at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La., for four days beginning July 12. It won't be Bray's first interaction with Peyton Manning. The junior from California has spent time with UT's most famous former quarterback during his previous visits to Knoxville. As a sophomore Bray broke some of Manning's records, including most consecutive games with multiple touchdown passes and most passing yards and touchdowns in the first four games of a season. - Patrick Brown, Chattanooga Times Free Press

 
 
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