Noah Gray
No. 83 – Kansas City Chiefs
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1999-04-30) April 30, 1999 (age 23)
Leominster, Massachusetts
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school:Leominster (Leominster, Massachusetts)
College:Duke (2017–2020)
NFL Draft:2021 / Round: 5 / Pick: 162
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second team All-American (2019)
  • Second team All-ACC (2019)
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Receptions:7
Receiving yards:36
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Noah Ryan Gray (born April 30, 1999) is an American football tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Duke and was drafted by the Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Early years

Gray grew up in Gardner, Massachusetts and attended Leominster High School. He played wide receiver as a freshman before becoming the team's starting quarterback the next season. He completed 101 of 179 passes for 1,707 yards and 21 touchdowns in his junior season.[1] As a senior, Gray moved back to wide receiver and was named first team All-State after catching 30 passes for 619 yards and eight touchdowns.[2] Gray committed to play college football at Duke over offers from Temple and Appalachian State.[3]

College career

Gray recorded five receptions for 37 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman.[4] He played in all 13 of Duke's games and had 20 receptions for 234 yards and one touchdown in his sophomore season.[5][6] As a junior, Gray had 51 receptions for 392 yards and three touchdowns and was named second team All-ACC and a second team All-American by The Walter Camp Football Foundation.[7][8] Gray entered his senior year on the watchlist for the Mackey Award and as one of the top tight end prospects for the 2021 NFL Draft.[9][10][11]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
240 lb
(109 kg)
31+58 in
(0.80 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)
4.62 s 1.61 s 2.70 s 4.45 s 6.90 s 35.0 in
(0.89 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
15 reps
All values from Pro Day[12][13]

Gray was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round, 162nd overall, of the 2021 NFL Draft.[14] He signed his four-year rookie contract on May 13, 2021.[15] He scored his first career NFL touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 10, on Sunday Night Football.

References

  1. ^ "Leominster quarterback Noah Gray focused on the present". Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  2. ^ "Leominster's Gray signs intent to play for Duke University". Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  3. ^ "BREAKING: Gray commits to Duke". Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  4. ^ "2021 NFL Draft Prospect: Noah Gray, TE, Duke University". Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  5. ^ "Leominster's Gray steps into spotlight with Duke football team". Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  6. ^ "Noah Gray and Jack Wohlabaugh Pick Up Preseason Award Honors". Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  7. ^ "Duke Tight End Noah Gray Tuning Out Distractions". Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  8. ^ "Leominster native Noah Gray earns All-America honors". Leominster Champion. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  9. ^ "Duke Tight End Noah Gray named to Mackey Award Watch List". Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  10. ^ "NFL Draft weekend primer: ACC and Big 12 prospects return to the field". The Athletic. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  11. ^ "NFL Draft Summer Scouting: Kyle Pitts, Pat Freiermuth competing to be top TE". The Athletic. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  12. ^ "Noah Gray Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved December 19, 2021.
  13. ^ "Noah Gray, Duke, TE, 2021 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved December 19, 2021.
  14. ^ "Five Things to Know About New Chiefs' TE Noah Gray". Chiefs.com. May 1, 2021.
  15. ^ "Chiefs trade for Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes, sign draft picks". Fox4KC.com.