#25 Jonas Gray
CAREER: Powerful running back with quick, shifty feet for player his size … has appeared in 22 games for Irish with one start and rushed 75 times for 309 yards … added five receptions for 67 yards … enters 2011 in competition for playing time with Cierre Wood.
2010 (JUNIOR): Saw action in seven games in 2010 … took the field against Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, Stanford, Utah, Army and USC … fourth on the team in rushing despite missing five games to a knee injury … totaled 100 yards on 20 carries … registered one rush of 20 yards or more … collected three rushes of 10 yards or more … six of 20 carries resulted in a touchdown or first down … two of two rushing attempts on third down plays resulted in a touchdown or first down … registered a 13-yard reception against Michigan … collected a 16-yard kickoff return against Stanford … totaled 44 yards on the ground on just three carries in the victory over Utah, including a career-long run of 36 yards … totaled 40 snaps on offense, the fourth most of any Irish running back.
2009 (SOPHOMORE): Played in eight games for Irish in 2009 (did not play against Navy, Pittsburgh, Connecticut and Stanford) as reserve running back and on special teams and earned first career start against Purdue … totaled third-most carries on team with 34 and gained 119 yards … added 54 yards on four receptions … opened season rushing nine times for 50 yards and added five-yard reception against Nevada … rushed four times for 24 yards, with a long of 15 against Michigan State … in first-ever start rushed nine times for 18 yards at Purdue and caught two passes for season-and career-high 42 receiving yards against Boilermakers … ran ball eight times for 29 yards against Washington State in San Antonio … logged 35:48 of playing time and made 36 special-teams appearances.
2008 (FRESHMAN): Played in seven of Notre Dame[apos]s 13 games on the year (did not play vs. San Diego State, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, Syracuse and USC) … logged most playing time on specials teams but also served as a running back in a crowded Irish backfield … carried the ball 21 times for 90 yards (4.3 avg.) during his rookie campaign … had his best game in a win at Washington by carrying the ball nine times for 61 yards, including a career-long rush of 19 yards … logged 15:30 of playing time with 36 special teams appearances.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Picked to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio … named to the Parade All-America team as one of the 58 best players in the country and one of the nine best running backs … one of five future Irish players placed on the EA Sports All-America third team … placed on the Best of the Midwest Top 20 team by the Detroit Free Press as the 13th-best player and second-best running back … earned first-team all-state accolades from the Detroit Free Press … named to the Detroit Free Press all-north first team as a senior … rated the 11th-best player and second-best running back on the Free Press Fab 50 Michigan Recruits list … helped lead Detroit Country Day to an 11-3 record as a senior and an appearance in the state championship … rushed for 305 yards on 29 carries and scored four touchdowns in the state semifinal to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 37-30 victory … gained 2,614 yards on 341 rushes (7.7 avg.) and scored 32 TDs during senior season … rushed for over 200 yards in five games during his final season … caught two passes for 52 yards and one TD and returned 10 kickoffs for 413 yards and two TDs in final high school season … named the top running back in Michigan by the Mid-Michigan Touchdown Club … considered the 62nd-best player in the nation by Tom Lemming and CSTV … ranked the 72nd-best player in the country, the fourth-best running back in the nation and the fourth-best player in Michigan by Rivals.com … rated by Scout.com to be the sixth-best player in Michigan and the 21st-best running back in the country … tabbed as the No. 89 player on the ESPN 150 list … gained 1,252 rushing yards as a junior as well as 19 TDs … played for coach Dan MacLean at Detroit Country Day … member of the 2007 state championship basketball team … attended same high school as NBA players Chris Webber and Shane Battier, actor/comedian Robin Williams and former Irish wide receiver Javin Hunter … active in several non-sports organizations or clubs including member of his student class board from `06-[apos]08, vice president of Kids for C.O.T.S. (Coalition Of Temporary Shelter) and participated in global youth leadership … born June 27, 1990 … son of Jerri Gray … cousin Jeff Webb played wide receiver at San Diego State and was drafted in the sixth round of the `06 NFL draft by the Kansas City Chiefs … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in English and political science.
J. Gray[apos]s Career Statistics