No. 46 San Francisco 49ers
|Date of birth:November 7, 1989|
|Place of birth: Indianapolis, Indiana|
|High school: Ben Davis High School|
|Undrafted in 2013|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
Career highlights and awards
Gray went to Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. There he was coached by Mike Kirschner, where he was a three-year starter. He was rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, as well as the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and the No. 1 player in the state of Indiana by Rivals. He received four stars from Scout.com, which ranks him as the nation's No. 14 high school quarterback, and ESPN.com's No. 13 quarterback nationally, where he was selected to participate in the Elite 11 Quarterback Camp, and played in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl, completing 3-of-7 passes for 56 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 41 yards and a TD. He missed the majority of his senior season after suffering a broken bone in his non-throwing arm, and saw action in just five games during 2007, including three after returning from the injury, and connected on 26-of-41 passes for 376 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for 302 yards on 64 carries with four TDs and caught five passes for 86 yards and a score. As a junior he completed 73 of 140 passes for 1,113 yards and 12 touchdowns, while rushing for 603 yards and seven touchdowns on 127 carries. He earned honorable mention Class 5A all-state honors.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Indianapolis, Indiana||Ben Davis High School||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||220 lb (100 kg)||4.48||Jan 5, 2008|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 80|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 14 (QB) Rivals: 3 (QB), 1 (IN) ESPN: 13 (QB)|
Gray committed to University of Minnesota on January 5, 2008.1 Gray also had a football scholarships from the University of Cincinnati, the University of Illinois, Indiana University, the University of Iowa, Kentucky University, Michigan State University, the University of Oregon and Purdue University.2
Gray returned to the team in the spring of 2009 and impressed observers in the Golden Gophers' spring game.67 Gray played in 2009 as both a quarterback and wide receiver.89 He had a breakout game against Ohio State going 5-of-6 passing for 51 yards and tossing his first touchdown pass, all career highs, he also had a career day running ball against Ohio State with career highs of 11 carries and 81 yards.1011 He scored his first collegiate touchdown on a reception against Cal. He finished his freshman season with 265 yards rushing, he ended the regular season as the team's fourth-leading rusher.12
As a sophomore, Gray made appearances in all 12 games including seven starts at wide receiver, where he tallied 42 catches for 587 yards and hauled in five touchdowns. He also had 119 rushing yards on 23 carries while completing two of eight passes for 24 yards.1314
Gray was named the starting quarterback for the Gophers for the 2011 season.15
In the Gophers' second game against New Hampshire, Gray surpassed Rickey Foggie and Billy Cockerham with the fifth 100-yard rushing game of his career. He was moved to wide receiver for the rest of the season to allow Philip Nelson to start.
Gray's college stats at the completion of the 2012 season:16
At the NFL Scouting Combine Gray posted a 4.30-second 20-yard shuttle, a 7.25 three-cone drill, an 111.0-inch broad jump, a 30.0-inch vertical jump, a 15-repetition bench press, and ran a 4.73-second forty-yard dash, the fourth fastest time among quarterbacks. Though he played some wide receiver in college, MarQueis worked out with the QB group at the NFL Scouting Combine.1718
After going undrafted, Gray signed with the San Francisco 49ers.
- "MarQueis Gray". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2011-10-07.
- "MarQueis Gray". Scout.com. Retrieved 2011-10-07.
- "Gray Won't Play for Gophers This Year: QB Will Have To Retake ACT After His Score Ruled Invalid". St. Paul Pioneer Press. September 2, 2008.
- "Highly touted QB Gray won't player for Gophers in 2008". ESPN.com. September 1, 2008.
- "Eligibility issue forces Minnesota QB Gray off team". USA Today. August 25, 2008.
- "Gray Passes, Flying Colors: Backup QB Shows He's Worth the Wait; Offense Puts 2008 Behind It". St. Paul Pioneer Press. April 26, 2009.
- "QB MarQueis Gray stars for Gophers in spring game". KXnet.com. April 25, 2009.
- "QB In Training: The Gophers' MarQueis Gray, Unlike Ohio State Counterpart Terrelle Pryor, Is A Young Quarterback Who's Being Allowed To Take His Lumps Away From The Spotlight". St. Paul Pioneer Press. October 21, 2009.
- "Gophers at No. 18 Ohio State: Gray waiting in wings to be a 'playmaker'". Star Tribune. October 23, 2009.
- "Ohio State 38, Minnesota 7". UPI.com. October 24, 2009.
- "More Than A Shade of Gray: U Freshman To See Increased Duty in Two-QB System". St. Paul Pioneer Press. October 29, 2009.
- "Gray given wide berth Highly regarded QB says he's happy to help Gophers at receiver". St. Paul Pioneer Press. December 30, 2009.
- Phil Miller (November 8, 2010). "Gophers fall, with a touch of Gray". Star Tribune.
- Josh Katzenstein (November 7, 2010). "Gray finally gets snaps under center". Minnesota Daily.
- Phil Miller (December 17, 2010). "Kill makes call early: Gray to be starting QB". Star Tribune.
- "Marqueis Gray Stats | College Football at Sports-Reference.com". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
- Hanzus, Dan (2013-02-22). "Collin Klein asked to work with tight ends at combine". National Football League. Retrieved 2013-02-22.