2019: Projected starter at tight end ... candidate for the John Mackey Award, an honor presented annually to the top tight end in the nation by the Friends of John Mackey ... in 26 career games (1 start), has 25 receptions for 271 yards (10.84) and three TDs ... owns seven games with 2+ receptions including a career-high five catches at Pittsburgh in 2018 ... has reached 20+ receiving yards in seven games with a career-high 48 yards at Pittsburgh in 2018 ... begins the season with the highest receiving grade of any tight end in the ACC by Pro Football Focus ... has played 619 career snaps.
2018 Game-by-Game Statistics
2018: Played in all 13 games with one start ... earned starting assignment at Pittsburgh ... caught 20 passes for 234 yards (11.70) and one TD ... hauled in lone TD pass against Virginia Tech … had 2+ receptions in six games including a season-high five versus Pittsburgh ... also had a campaign-best 48 receiving yards against the Panthers ... season-long reception covered 26 yards at Northwestern ... coupled with teammates Daniel Helm (2) and Davis Koppenhaver (7) to form the only TE group in the ACC to combine for 10+ touchdowns ... on the field for 441 snaps.
2017 Game-by-Game Statistics
2017: Saw action in all 13 games ... caught five passes for 37 yards (7.40) and two TDs ... had season highs of three receptions and 31 receiving yards along with first collegiate TD in opener against N.C. Central ... other scoring reception came at Wake Forest ... coupled with teammates Davis Koppenhaver (3) and Daniel Helm (2) to form the only TE trio in the ACC with multiple receiving TDs each ... on the field for 178 snaps.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Played at Leominster Senior High School for coach Dave Palazzi ... three-star prospect by ESPN.com and 247Sports.com ... listed as the No. 70 tight end in the nation by 247Sports.com ... charted as the No. 70 athlete in the country by ESPN.com ... as a senior, caught 30 passes for 619 yards and eight TDs to earn all-state honors from the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association ... also received all-state recognition from Inside the Huddle Massachusetts ... named to the USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA Massachusetts team ... prior to senior campaign, earned Offensive MVP honors at the New York vs. New England 7-on-7 All-Star Challenge ... in junior season, rushed for 437 yards and seven TDs while passing for 1,707 yards and 21 TDs to help squad to an 8-3 mark and berth in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association playoffs ... two-time All-Star selection by the Worcester Telegram ... also played basketball.
PERSONAL: Born April 30, 1999 ... majoring in political science while pursuing a certificate in markets and management ... son of Jason and Meagan Gray ... father played ice hockey at Plymouth State University.