Named to the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback of the Year Award Watch List. One of five SEC signal callers named to the Manning Award Watch List. Named to the watch list for the 77th annual Maxwell Award. 2012 Preseason All-SEC Third Team (Athlon, Lindy's). 2012 Preseason Lindy's "Strongest Arm in SEC". John Stucky Off-Season Award.
Record-setting sophomore QB returned to action against Vanderbilt (11/19) after missing five games with a fractured right thumb, suffered vs. Georgia (10/8). Started and led UT to overtime win vs. Vanderbilt 12 days after having cast removed on Nov. 7. Won first six career starts in regular season, overall 8-4 as a starter. Through seven weeks of the season, ranked eighth in passing yards/game (315.8), 10th in passing efficiency (165.3), 16th in total offense (303.8) and 33rd in passing yards (1579).
Led the SEC in total offense, passing yards/game and passing efficiency and was third in both total passing yards and pass completions through seven weeks. Owns UT record for consecutive games with multiple touchdown passes (10), breaking Peyton Manning's record (7) set in 1997.
Played in nine games at quarterback and started the final five. Went 4-1 as a starter, including a sweep through his first four. Finished regular season 125-of-224 for 1,849 passing yards and 18 touchdowns, all UT freshman records. Also threw 10 interceptions. Among freshman Division I quarterbacks, ranked third in QB rating (142.73), tied for fourth in TDs, sixth in passing yards per game (205.4) and 10th in total yards.
Earned SEC Freshman of the Week accolades for three of his four regular-season starting performances to become one of just seven players to garner three or more SEC Player of the Week honors in 2010. First Vol to earn three individual SEC weekly awards in one season
Practiced with Vols during mid-December lead in to Chick-fil-A Bowl, then enrolled at UT in January and participated in spring drills. Member of PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team. Valley League Offensive Player of the Year as senior and league Most Valuable Player. Led Kingsburg to perfect 13-0 season and Valley championship while completing 185-of-302 passes (61.2 percent) for 3,321 yards and 41 TDs. Added 171 yards on ground.
As junior in 2008, threw for 2,411 yards and 26 touchdowns. As sophomore, completed 99 passes for 1,784 yards. Named junior and sophomore of the year for Valley League in 2008 and 2007. During freshman campaign of 2006, threw for 1,100 yards.
Also standout on basketball court while averaging nearly 20 points and nine rebounds as junior. Competed in baseball for Kingsburg, finished junior season batting .455 with one home run and 20 RBIs. Also finished with a 2-1 record on the mound with a 4.94 ERA and 32 strikeouts.
Coach at Kinsburg High School - John Sweeney
2011: Missed five games due to a hand injury suffered against Georgia.
Full Name: Tyler Ian Bray. Born on December 27, 1991 in Clovis, California. Son of Jeff and Lori Bray. Majoring in Sociology