When the National Football Foundation announced the 2013 College Football Hall of Fame Class on Tuesday, Lubbock native Jerry Gray was among the 12 First Team All-America players.
A defensive back for the University of Texas from 1981-84, Gray was a two-time Southwest Conference Player of the Year as he led the Longhorns to four straight bowl games.
Gray, who's now the Defensive Coordinator for the NFL's Tennessee Titans told KCBD NewsChannel 11 that he was overwhelmed by this honor.
"It's humbling. God gave a smiling face on me today, 'You deserve it from what you did on the football field'," Gray said.
Gray had 297 career tackles, 16 interceptions and 20 pass breakups at UT.
Gray will be officially inducted at the NFF Awards Dinner on Dec. 10 in New York City.
The Estacado grad still uses his Jerry Gray Foundation for underprivileged youth to provide scholarships to Texas Tech.
He tells us he will be back in Lubbock for his annual golf tournament at the Rawls Course June 29.
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