Gary Gray

Pos: CB // Height: 5-11 // Weight: 190 lbs // Class: 2010 // Hometown: Columbia, SC (Richland Northeast)

Gary Gray


Gary Gray enrolled early at Notre Dame in January 2007 after previously committing to South Carolina. Gray was joined by Jimmy Clausen and Armando Allen as early enrollees. Gray emerged in 2010 as the best corner on the Notre Dame roster and is expected to return for a 5th season in 2011.

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The Indispensables - 2011 Edition

The Indispensables – 2011 Edition

With just over two days remaining until the 2011 season kicks off for Notre Dame, we take a look at our yearly pre-season list of the most indispensable players on the Irish roster. I started this column last year and unfortunately Notre Dame lost four of the ten players I listed for a substantial amount [...]

Comments (2) // Published: September 1, 2011

An Early Look at Notre Dame's Top 10 for '11

An Early Look at Notre Dame’s Top 10 for ’11

Last year UHND and several other Notre Dame bloggers ranked the top 25 players on the Irish roster and there are plans for such an exercise again this year, but today we have an early look at the top 10 players on the Irish roster courtesy of Matt Fairchild of Matt may be contributing [...]

Comments (10) // Published: June 24, 2011

Everyone Wants to Take the 5th

Everyone Wants to Take the 5th

When Brian Kelly met with the media on Friday to wrap up the 2010 season, he announced that all seniors with eligibility remaining have applied for 5th years.  Other than announcing David Ruffer would be back and be on scholarship this year though, Kelly didn’t have any other answers for who else will be back [...]

Comments (4) // Published: January 22, 2011

A Look Back at Early Enrollment at Notre Dame

A Look Back at Early Enrollment at Notre Dame

It wasn’t that long ago that Notre Dame didn’t allow football recruits to enroll in January to get a head start on their careers.  In fact, until Charlie Weis was named head coach, Notre Dame didn’t accommodate early enrollees. One of Weis’s first wins at Notre Dame, however, was actually with the admissions office when [...]

Comments (3) // Published: January 18, 2011

IBG - Southern Cal Edition

IBG – Southern Cal Edition

This week’s Irish Blogger Gathering is brought to us by OC Domer – a Notre Dame blogger subjected to USC much more than most of us.  Be sure to check out his responses to these questions with the link above and see my responses below. 1. Notre Dame played perhaps its best game of the [...]

Comments (34) // Published: November 26, 2010

Initial Impressions - Notre Dame 23, Purdue 12

Initial Impressions – Notre Dame 23, Purdue 12

The Brian Kelly Era started off on the right foot with an 11 point victory over instate rival Purdue Saturday afternoon.  Many positives can be taken away from the 2010 season opener, but it was also very evident that the Irish have a lot to work on this weekend. We’ll start on the defensive side [...]

Comments (63) // Published: September 4, 2010

Kelly's Clipboard - Notes from 8/9

Kelly’s Clipboard – Notes from 8/9

Head coach Brian Kelly spoke with the media after Monday’s practice.  Here are some highlights from what he had to say. Duval Kamara was back at practice on Monday after a holdup with some paperwork.  Kelly didn’t get into any details about it other than saying that Kamara was back. Tight end Kyle Rudolph didn’t [...]

Comments (9) // Published: August 10, 2010

Ranking the Irish - #20-16

Ranking the Irish – #20-16

Last night I posted the first in a series of posts outlining the top 25 players on the Notre Dame roster for 2010.   The series is being compiled by Inside the Irish over on by Keith Arnold with input from several ND blogs including UHND.   This morning I give you the next set of [...]

Comments (10) // Published: July 15, 2010

Initial Impressions - USC at Notre Dame

Initial Impressions – USC at Notre Dame

Notre Dame took another game down to the wire on Saturday, but for the second time this season came out on the wrong end of a thrilling game.  Here are my initial thoughts from the Irish heartbreaking defeat. First off, I think everyone needs to give this team a lot of props for not giving [...]

Comments (284) // Published: October 18, 2009

Initial Impressions - Notre Dame 24, Purdue 21

Initial Impressions – Notre Dame 24, Purdue 21

Jimmy Clausen came off the bench to lead Notre Dame to its second fourth quarter comeback in as many weeks Saturday night with a 24-21 victory over the Boilermakers.  The Irish didn’t have the services of Armando Allen and had Clausen for a little less than half the game, but were able to make a [...]

Comments (83) // Published: September 27, 2009

Lessons Learned - Michigan State at Notre Dame

Lessons Learned – Michigan State at Notre Dame

Week three of the 2009 season taught us that the defense is still a mess, Jimmy Clausen is a tough kid, the wildcat is here to stay, and that the offense can move the ball without Michael Floyd.  As always, this week’s Lesson Learned column takes a look at every we learned about the Irish [...]

Comments (17) // Published: September 21, 2009

Training Camp '09 Practice Report 8/9

Training Camp ’09 Practice Report 8/9

Notre Dame kicked off the 2009 Training Camp this weekend with the first official practice of the season on Saturday.  After watching the practice videos on, here are a few early observations. It’s only practice, but Theo Riddick looks like the most athletic running back on the team. Fast and light feet and plenty [...]

Comments (3) // Published: August 9, 2009

Report: Gary Gray Returning to Notre Dame

According to Mike Frank’s Irish Sports Daily, cornerback Gary Gray will be returning to Notre Dame on June 1. “There was never a question,” he said. “He was happy there, he fell in love with not just the football program, but the University. A lot of people dream of going there and there was never [...]

Comments (10) // Published: May 9, 2009

Gary Gray Expected to Return

ESPN’s Graham Watson reported this week that junior to be corner back Gary Gray plans on re-enrolling at Notre Dame for the summer term. According to the family member, Gray is not enrolled this semester because of academic issues. Those issues forced Gray to miss the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, but the family member said Gray [...]

Comments (1) // Published: January 24, 2009

Gary Gray Not Enrolled for Spring

Last month Junior to be Gary Gray did not make the trip to Hawaii with the team for the Hawaii Bowl for personal reasons.  Now it is bring reported that he is not enrolled at Notre Dame for the spring semester according to today’s South Bend Tribune. Notre Dame sophomore cornerback Gary Gray, who missed [...]

Comments (16) // Published: January 9, 2009

Gary Gray Didn't Travel to Hawaii

Gary Gray Didn’t Travel to Hawaii

A note from the bad news department – sophomore cornerback Gary Gray did not make the trip to Hawaii with the team due to “personal reasons” according to the Chicago Tribune. Backup cornerback Gary Gray did not make the trip due to “personal reasons,” a team spokesman said. Gray played in nine games as a [...]

Comments (8) // Published: December 22, 2008

Monday Practice Video – 8/11

Here’s some video of the secondary from today’s practice.  First unit is still Raeshon McNeil, David Bruton, Kyle McCarthy, and Terrail Lambert with Leonard Gordon, Sergio Brown, Ray Herring, and Gary Gray running with the second team.  Interestingly enough, it looks like Jamoris Slaughter was lining up with the safeties in the back pedal dril.

Comments (0) // Published: August 11, 2008

Thoughts on the First Depth Chart

The first depth chart of the year was released by Charlie Weis on Friday, and while he said it is very much subject to change over the next couple weeks of camp, there were some interesting moves made since the spring. Morrice Richardson is listed as the starter at one of the defensive end positions [...]

Comments (3) // Published: August 10, 2008

Weis Notes – 8/10

Here are some notes from Charlie Weis’s press conference with the media Sunday. Morrice Richardson played better than Justin Brown in the spring.  Brown is competing for the position and should play in the two deep.  Both are also being pressed by the young guys.  Weis made specific mention of Ethan Johnson and Kapron Lewis-Moore. [...]

Comments (0) // Published: August 10, 2008

Observations from Sunday’s Fan Appreciation Day

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend Sunday’s open practice for Fan Appreciation day, but Domer81 from the UHND Forum was and posted his thoughts earlier tonight.  Here’s what he posted. Before the coronation of Mike Floyd, you better not overlook Deion Walker. He is a fast, smooth receiver who caught a lot of balls in [...]

Comments (1) // Published: August 10, 2008

Weis, Irish Cornering the Market

Weis, Irish Cornering the Market

Notre Dame, IN ( – Before Charlie Weis arrived in South Bend in December of 2004, it had been years since Notre Dame had much success recruiting cornerbacks. The Tyrone Willingham and Bob Davie Eras were littered by a string of failures when it came to recruiting the position.

Comments (0) // Published: July 8, 2008

Breakout Defenders for 2008

Breakout Defenders for 2008

( – In 2007, junior safety David Bruton was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal year for the Irish.  At the beginning of the season, Bruton was a junior with zero career starts.  By the end of the season, he was the team leader in interceptions and third on the team [...]

Comments (0) // Published: February 20, 2008

Initial Thoughts from the Stanford Game

Offense Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuughes.  Robert Hughes is going to be a heck of a running back for the next couple of years.  Hughes doesn’t go down on first contact and shows some great vision and quickness.  He needs to work on turning a 44 yard run like the one he had in the 4th quarter into a [...]

Comments (10) // Published: November 24, 2007

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selects Gary Gray

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selects Gary Gray

COLUMBIA, S.C. (November 29, 2006) – Gary Gray of Columbia has been named a 2007 U.S. Army All-American. He is the second South Carolina Prep to be selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl EAST Squad and the eighth Army All-American to verbally commit to Notre Dame.

Comments (0) // Published: November 29, 2006

Greg Little, Gary Gray Honored By Carolina Panthers as US Army All Americans

Greg Little, Gary Gray Honored By Carolina Panthers as US Army All Americans

The Carolina Panthers continue to illustrate their support for youth athletics by honoring three local preps selected to the 2007 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Class. Greg Little of Hillside H.S. in Durham, Trinton Sturdivant of Anson H.S. in Wadesboro and Gary Gray of Richland Northeast H.S. in Columbia...

Comments (0) // Published: November 18, 2006

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