- 2004 2nd-Team Academic All-Big 12
Senior wideout who looks to expand his role in Mizzou's receiver-heavy spread offensive attack ... Opens spring camp listed at No. 2 on the depth chart at the Z-receiver position ... Is a sure-handed receiver who possesses solid speed, concentration and route-running abilities ... Very rarely fails to catch a ball that he gets his hands on ... Has been a solid contributor on various special teams units in the past, and could continue in that role again in 2007, in addition to receiving duties ... An outstanding student who has spent a lot of time volunteering with Mizzou Sports Properties and the MU Athletic Marketing Office to learn the business of sports marketing.
Had 6 catches on the season for 50 yards, and was also a valuable contributor on special teams ... Played on several different special teams units, and notched 5 tackles on kickoff coverage unit ... Opened the season by catching 1 pass against Murray State that went for a career-long 23 yards ... Had a career-best 2 catches at New Mexico in game #3 for 14 yards ... Added single-catch games at Texas A&M (6 yards), at Nebraska (6 yards) and vs. Kansas (1 yard) ... Spent most of the season listed at No. 2 on the depth at the Z-receiver position ... Had a solid spring camp ... Caught 2 passes for 21 yards in the annual Black & Gold Game.
Had his season cut short due to a broken collarbone suffered in practice prior to game No. 2 ... Was expected to be a big factor in the Tiger passing attack before the injury bug struck ... Played in the season opener against Arkansas State, and caught 1 pass for 7 yards ... Changed his jersey number to 4 during the spring, after wearing 14 previously ... Caught a 5-yard TD pass late in the 2005 spring game.
Saw action in all 11 games on the season as a redshirt freshman, and had 2 receptions for 17 yards ... Had single grabs in games against Arkansas State and at Texas ... His grab at Texas was a key 14-yarder on 3rd-and-long that kept a late drive alive that resulted in MU's final TD of the game ... Other catch was a three-yarder in the opener against ASU ... Made quite an impression during spring, as he caught virtually everything thrown near him at all times ... Ended spring ball with a 3-catch, 16-yard day in the annual Black and Gold Game ... One of his catches in he scrimmage was a 4-yard scoring catch from Brandon Coleman.
Redshirt season ... Earned scout team MVP honors for his work in practice leading up to MU's historic win over Nebraska, and again earned the same honor for the Kansas State contest.
Ranked as the No. 28 overall prospect in the Midland region and the nation's No. 33 receiver by SuperPrep Magazine ... Rated by Rivals.com as the No. 10 prospect (all positions) in the state of Oklahoma and the nation's No. 50 wide receiver ... Named all-state by coaches and media after helping lead team to the Oklahoma Class 6A title game as he racked up 64 catches in 2002 season for 864 yards and 11 TDs ... Caught 60 balls for 819 yards and 14 TDs as a junior ... Had 23 catches for 420 yards and 7 TDs as a sophomore ... Finished his career with 147 receptions for 2,103 yards and 32 TDs ... Also a standout as a multi-year letterwinner in both basketball and track ... High school coach - Rick Jones.
Son of Gary & Gayla Ray ... Is majoring in marketing at MU ... An outstanding student who attracted attention from Ivy League schools for his academics ... Is a member of National Honor Society and his school's student council ... Chose Mizzou over Nebraska, Minnesota, West Virginia, SMU and Kansas, among others.
RAY CAREER STATISTICS
RAY CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 2, at New Mexico, 2006
Receiving Yards: 23, vs. Murray State, 2006
Longest Reception: 23, vs. Murray State, 2006
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