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2017 NFL DRAFT

MarQueis Gray, QB

School: Minnesota  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 240 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
292167-FA
2012 Season
Appeared in 11 games ... started at both quarterback and wide receiver ...passed for 472 yards and five touchdowns and also ran for 390 yards and five touchdowns ... caught 12 passes for 121 yards ... missed the Syracuse and Iowa games with an injury ... recorded the longest play of his career with a 75-yard touchdown run against New Hampshire ... honored with the Bronko Nagurski Award, which is given annually to the team's most valuable player (first Gopher to be recognized in consecutive years since Laurence Maroney in 2004 and 2005) ... also received the Paul Giel Award, which goes to the player deemed to be the most unselfish and most concerned about the University of Minnesota ... during his career, has passed for 2,053 yards, rushed for 1,731 yards and caught 60 balls for 766 yards ... first FBS player with more than 1,900 passing yards, 1,500 rushing yards and 600 receiving yards since Michael Robinson had 3,531 passing yards, 1,637 rushing yards, and 629 receiving yards for Penn State from 2002-2005.

Completed 17-of-30 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 17 times for 68 yards at UNLV ... passed for two touchdowns and ran for two scores against New Hampshire (including 75-yard scoring run) ... passed for one touchdown and rushed for 57 yards vs. Western Michigan before leaving the game with an injury ... missed the Syracuse and Iowa games with an injury ... returned to the lineup against Northwestern and played both wide receiver and quarterback ... completed 7-of-11 passes for 66 yards against Northwestern as he spelled an injured Max Shortell ... rushed nine times for 86 yards and one touchdown and had one catch for 16 yards vs. Northwestern before leaving the game with an injury ... started at wide receiver at Wisconsin and made three catches for 20 yards ... started at wide receiver vs. Purdue and caught three passes for 53 yards ... hauled in three receptions for 27 yards against Michigan ... made one five-yard reception in win at Illinois ... saw action at both wide receiver and quarterback at Nebraska and ran for two touchdowns from the quarterback position ... played wide receiver and saw limited action at quarterback vs. Michigan State ... lined up at both receiver (did not catch a pass) and quarterback (was 1-of-3 passing for eight yards) against Texas Tech in the Meineke Care Car Bowl of Texas where he rushed for 59 yards on 11 carries.

2011 Season
Played in 11 games and started 10 at quarterback ... named starting quarterback before season after splitting time between wide receiver and quarterback previously in his Gopher career ... was 108-of-213 for 1,495 yards through the air ... threw for eight touchdowns and ran for six more, both team-highs ... set school-record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a game with 174 on 27 carries vs. Illinois ... went 19-of-32 through the air for 298 yards and three touchdowns at Michigan State (11/5) ... passing attempts, yards and touchdowns vs. Spartans were all career-best marks ... Gray's 64-yard TD pass to Da'Jon McKnight at Michigan State was a career-long completion ... carried ball 11 times for 62 yards and scored go-ahead touchdown vs. Iowa ... carried ball 199 times for team-high 966 yards, which set school record for single-season rushing by a quarterback ... earned third varsity letter.
2010 Season
Made appearances in all 12 games including seven starts at wide receiver ... tallied 42 catches for 587 yards ... hauled in five touchdowns through the air ... also had 119 rushing yards on 23 carries while completing two of eight passes for 24 yards in 2010 ... earned second varsity letter.
2009 Season
Saw action as both a quarterback and wide receiver during his freshman season ... had a breakout game against Ohio State going 5-of-6 passing for 51 yards and tossing his first TD pass, all career highs ... also had a career day running ball against Ohio State with career highs of 11 carries and 81 yards ... scored his first collegiate touchdown on a reception against Cal ... with 265 yards rushing, he ended the regular season as the team's fourth-leading rusher ... earned first varsity letter.
High School
Attended Ben Davis High School, where he was a three-year starter ... rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals ... also the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and the No. 1 player in the state of Indiana by Rivals ... received four stars from Scout, which ranks him as the nation's No. 14 high school quarterback ... ESPN.com's No. 13 quarterback nationally ... selected to participate in the Elite 11 Quarterback Camp ... played in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl, completing 3-of-7 passes for 56 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 41 yards and a TD ... missed the majority of his senior season after suffering a broken bone in his non-throwing arm ... saw action in just five games during 2007, including three after returning from the injury ... connected on 26-of-41 passes for 376 yards and three touchdowns ... also rushed for 302 yards on 64 carries with four TDs and caught five passes for 86 yards and a score ... completed 73 of 140 passes for 1,113 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior, while rushing for 603 yards and seven touchdowns on 127 carries ... earned honorable mention Class 5A all-state honors ... won the Giants' starting quarterback job midway through his sophomore year in 2005 and ended the season with 959 yards passing ... coached by Coach Mike Kirschner.
Personal
Born November 7, 1989 ... son of Lisa and Donald Gray ... youth studies major.
 
 
Latest News
03/05/2013 - Former Minnesota standout MarQueis Gray is being considered by NFL teams at three different positions. Gray has been working out at quarterback, wide receiver and even tight end. He went through skill drills for pro scouts with several other former Gophers teammates on Monday at the annual pre-draft workout session at the university's practice facility. Thirteen NFL teams had a representative in attendance.

Gray says the left ankle he injured in a game last Sept. 15 is still not fully healed, which has hindered his sprinting ability. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.67 seconds on Monday, more than a half-second faster than his time at the NFL scouting combine last month in Indianapolis. Gray says he's always considered himself a quarterback first, but he's open to any position. - Dane Mizutani, KSTP TV5 News

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