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A.J. Gray
A.J.  Gray
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sandersville, Ga.

High School:
Washington County

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 218

Position:
DB


11/04/2017

Jackets Drop Another Heartbreaker, 40-36

Virginia scores winning TD with 1:22 to go to drop Georgia Tech football to a hard-luck 4-4 on the season

10/02/2017

Cooper, Gray Named ACC Players of the Week

Georgia Tech football brings home awards for league's best offensive lineman, defensive back following 33-7 win over UNC

10/01/2017

#TGW: Gray Day

Two interceptions by junior free safety A.J. Gray highlighted another stout defensive showing in Georgia Tech football's 33-7 win over North Carolina

09/30/2017

Jackets Stomp Heels, Move to 2-0 in ACC

Georgia Tech football dominates North Carolina in 33-7 rout

09/10/2017

#TGW: Pressure Cooker

Georgia Tech football's defense turned over Jacksonville State, turned around game

11/04/2017

Georgia Tech at Virginia (USATSI)

Images from the Yellow Jackets hitting the road to face the Cavaliers in ACC action

11/05/2016

North Carolina 48, Georgia Tech 20

The Yellow Jackets fall to North Carolina, on November 5, 2016.

10/29/2016

USATSI Gallery - Duke @ Georgia Tech

USATSI Gallery - Duke @ Georgia Tech

2016 (Sophomore): Started all 13 games at free safety … Ranked third on the team with 72 total tackles … 55 solo tackles were good for second on the squad … Ranked fifth on the squad with two pass breakups … Tied for second on the team with one forced fumble … Had four or more tackles in 11-of-13 games … Opened the season with five stops in win over Boston College (Sept. 3) … Had six stops in loss to No. 5 Clemson (Sept. 22) … After tallying 17 tackles over the first five games of the season, recorded 47 stops over the final seven contests … Had seven tackles and a career-high three tackles for loss in win over Georgia Southern (Oct. 15) … Matched a career high in back-to-back weeks with nine tackles versus Duke (Oct. 29) and North Carolina (Nov. 5) … Had eight solo stops in each nine-tackle game … Closed the regular season with six tackles and a pass breakup in 28-27 win at Georgia (Nov. 26) ... Tallied eight tackles (seven solo) in TaxSlayer Bowl win over Kentucky (Dec. 31).

2015 (True Freshman): Played in 10 games ... Finished rookie season with 21 tackles (15 solo stops), one interception and one fumble recovery ... Made collegiate debut vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3) ... Tallied four tackles (three solo) and recovered fumble ... Added four tackles vs. Tulane (Sept. 12) ... Saw action at Notre Dame (Sept. 19) ... Recorded two tackles and first-career interception at Duke (Sept. 26) ... Made two tackles vs. North Carolina (Oct. 3) ... Had career-high five tackles at Clemson (Oct. 10) ... Posted two solo stops vs. Pitt (Oct. 17) and one tackle vs. Florida State (Oct. 24).

High School: 2014 Gatorade Football Player of the Year in Georgia … Parade all-American … Led Washington County H.S. to back-to-back state runner-up finishes as quarterback and defensive back … As senior, rushed for 2,358 yards and 39 touchdowns, including a 442-yard, eight-TD game in state quarterfinals vs. Pierce County – both Georgia High School Association records for QB … Completed 97-of-182 passes for 1,810 yards and 21 touchdowns … Also had 10 interceptions, returning four for touchdowns … Responsible for 64 touchdowns during senior season … Was 28-2 in two seasons as starting quarterback … Recipient of 17 Player of the Year awards … Named to nine all-region or all-state teams … Two-time Region 3-3A Player of the Year (2013, 2014) … Named American Family Insurance all-USA Georgia Offensive Player of the Year (all classifications) … Named Player of the Year for all classifications by Augusta Chronicle, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sports Writers Association in 2014 … As junior, rushed for 1,324 yards with 18 touchdowns, while passing for 1,913 yards and 16 touchdowns (only four interceptions thrown) … Recorded 75 tackles and five interceptions as defensive starter … Two-time all-Middle Georgia Player of the Year by the Macon Telegraph … Two-time Channel 6 All-CSRA Player of the Year … Named first-team all-state by Georgia Sports Writers Association and Atlanta Journal-Constitution … Played in Rising Senior Bowl Game … Selected to play in Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-State Football Classic … Selected to play in Georgia/South Carolina Border Bowl All-Star Football Game … Invited to participate in Nike Football Training Camp … High-school teammate of current Georgia Tech teammate Djimon Brooks ... Also played point guard on basketball team … Gained all-state recognition in hoops as sophomore and junior … Was Region 3-3A Player of the Year in basketball as sophomore … Three-time Merit List honoree … Jersey is retired at Washington County H.S.

Personal: Born July 3, 1996 ... Son of Dr. Allen and Annie Gray ... Older sister, Allisha, played basketball at South Carolina and was a member of Gamecocks’ 2017 national championship team ... Allisha went on to be the fourth overall pick by the Dallas Wings in the 2017 WNBA Draft and was named WNBA Rookie of the Month for the first month of her professional career (May 2017) … Allisha was 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year … Father, Dr. Allen Gray, is principal at Washington County H.S. ... Majoring in business administration.




CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 10 at No. 7 Clemson, Oct. 28, 2017
Solo Tackles: 8, twice - last at No. 18/17 North Carolina, Nov. 5, 2016
Tackles for Loss: 3.0 vs. Georgia Southern, Oct. 15, 2016
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 23, 2017
Pass Breakups: 1, four times - last vs. Wake Forest, Oct. 21, 2017
Interceptions: 2 vs. North Carolina, Sept. 30, 2017
Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. Duke, Oct. 29, 2016
Fumble Recoveries: 1, twice - vs. Jacksonville State, Sept. 9, 2017
Quarterback Hurries: 1 vs. No. 25/24 Tennessee, Sept. 4, 2017