Giants draft Oklahoma RB Eric Gray with 172nd pick

Played in nine games and made five starts…did not play in season finale vs. Texas A&M (12/19)…scored a team-high six touchdowns (four rushing, two receiving)… ranked sixth in the SEC in rushing yards per game (85.8) and scrimmage yards per game (114.0) and eighth in total rushing yards (772) … averaging 4.9 yards per carry 33 long … led Vols in rushing in seven of nine games and topped 100 rushing yards in four games … ranked second on team with a game-high 30 receptions in 254-yard career … rushed for 74 yards on 13 carries at Vanderbilt (12/12) … made a team – seven catches for 46 yards and a TD while rushing for 47 yards against No. 6 Florida (12/5) … rushed for a season-high 173 yards and a TD on 22 carries while finishing with a team-high 49 receiving yards at No. 23 Auburn (11/21) … a accounted for six plays for at least 15 yards against Auburn and his 222 scrimmage yards was the second most of his career … recorded a career-high 31 carries for a game-high 123 yards and a touchdown at Arkansas (11/ 7) … made his first career start against No. 2 Alabama (10/24) and rushed 19 times for a team-high 57 yards … recorded a team-high 128 yards at ground against Kentucky (10/17) … posted career highs of eight receptions and 54 receiving yards at No. 3 Georgia (10/10) … rushed for 105 yards against Missouri (10/3) and became the first Vol to score a rushing TD and receive in a game since Alvin Kamara in 2016 … rushed for 40 yards and a TD and finished with 91 all-purpose yards in the league opener season in South Carolina (9/26).

An honorable mention selection from the PFF College All-Freshman team … Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll … played in all 13 games … led the team with four rushing touchdowns … averaged 5.3 yards per carry and was second on the team with 539 rushing yards on 101 carries … caught 13 passes for 115 yards and a TD … combined for 366 yards in total and four touchdowns over the past two games against Indiana and Vanderbilt… earned TaxSlayer Gator Bowl MVP honors after recording a record 120 all-purpose yards, recovering an onside kick, and scoring the game-winning touchdown ( 16-yard rush) against Indiana (1/2) … rushed 14 times for 86 yards and caught two passes for 34 yards against Hoosiers … rushed 25 times for a career-high 246 yards and three touchdowns in home win over Vanderbilt (11/30) en route to SEC Freshman of the Week honors … his 246 rushing yards against the Commodores was the most by an SEC player this year, the most ever by a true freshman from Tennessee and the fifth in single-game program history … recorded a 94-yard TD rush against Vanderbilt that was the second-longest rush in the historic school and 10th-longest in SEC annals … scored first college TD on a 13-yard reception against UAB (11/2) … rushed 17 times for 77 yards against BYU (9/7) … returned college debuts against Georgia State (8/31) and recorded seven carries for 29 yards and six catches for 51 yards … six receptions against Georgia State were the most by a UT rookie since 2014.

Attended Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis … four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals … ranked 99th national player overall by 247Sports and 263rd by ESPN … considered the nation’s 2nd all-rounder returning by 247Sports and #7 by Rivals and #19 running back by ESPN… #2 player at Tennessee by 247Sports, #8 by ESPN and #13 by Rivals… played in 2019 All-American Bowl …Tennessee Titans Mr. Football winner in 2016, 2017, and 2018 (three-time first-time winner) …two-time Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year (2017 and 2018) …two-time Memphis Commercial Appeal Offensive Player of the Year year (2016 & 2017) … led Lausanne to sophomore and junior Division II-AA state titles (2016 & 2017) … set Tennessee state record for touchdowns in career (138) … rushed 241 times for 2,499 yards and 40 touchdowns as a senior in 2018 and led Lausanne to the state semifinals (11-1 record) … rushed 323 times for 3,151 yards and 45 touchdowns as a junior in 2017 (13-0 record) … also had 268 receiving yards and three touchdowns … totaled 281 yards and five rushing touchdowns (39, 35, 19, 12 and 44 yards) in 41-13 state title win in 2017 … totaled 2,251 rushing yards and 38 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2016 … scored the game-winning TD (5-yard rush) with 2 :35 left in the 2016 state championship game (the team won 12-9 and finished the season 14-0).

Enrolled in Tennessee in January 2019…his father (Eric) played at Tennessee State from 1985-1987 and was his running backs coach in high school…his uncle (Maurice Hall) played running back in the Ohio State from 2001-2004…served as a college math tutor and raised funds for Touchdowns Against Cancer (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital initiative)…held a 3.5 GPA in high school… majored in kinesiology in Tennessee… major in Oklahoma is multidisciplinary studies.

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