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|Famous People from Lubbock County Texas|
Born Jerry Don Gray in Lubbock Texas December 16, 1962, Gray attended Lubbock Estacada High School. He played college football at the University of Texas at Austin where he achieved All-American honors.
Gray was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2013, having been named a two-time consensus first-team All-American and two-time Southwest Conference Defensive Player of the Year at Texas.
He played professionally for the Los Angeles Rams, Houston Oilers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers before starting his coaching career.
He coached for SMU, Tennessee Oilers, Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings. In 2020 Gray was hired as the Green Bay Packers' defensive backs coach.
Gray and his wife Sherry, also from Lubbock, have two
sons together. The eldest was a defensive back for the SMU Mustangs.
Official Seahawks website biography of Coach Gray