2004: Played in nine games for the Illini at tight end ... Had one catch for 27 yards in the season opener against Florida A&M.
2003: Saw action in six games ... Had one tackle vs. Missouri, at Iowa and vs. Northwestern as a defensive lineman.
2002: Redshirted the 2002 season.
High School: PrepStar All-Region ... Earned Champaign News-Gazette All-State special mention ... Four-year letterwinner at Iroquois West High School ... Honorable Mention All-America selection by PrepStar Magazine ... Ranked among the top strong-side defensive ends in the country by Rivals.com ... Honorable mention All-State pick by the Chicago Tribune ... Three-time All-S.I.F.A. Conference selection ... Two-time All-Area selection ... Totaled 139 tackles as a senior ... Had 56 tackles for loss including 14 sacks his final season ... Totaled 452 tackles in his prep career ... Illinois High School Coaches Association All-Star game selection ... Also lettered in track as a freshman ... First football player at Iroquois West to earn a Division I scholarship ... High school coach was John Boma.
Personal: Full given name is Zachary Blake Gray ... Born May 25, 1984, in Kankakee, Ill. ... The son of Richard and Susan Gray ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ... Has one brother and one sister ... Member of the Iroquois West student council and Future Farmers of America ... 4-H President ... Lists Mike Singletary as his favorite athlete.
Career Highs Receptions: 1 vs. FAMU, 9/4/04 Yards: 27 vs. FAMU, 9/4/04 Long Rec: 27 vs. FAMU, 9/4/04 Tackles: 1, three times (last time vs. Northwestern, 11/22/03) Solos: 1, twice (last time vs. Northwestern, 11/22/03)