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Jim Dray biography

Date of birth : 1986-12-31
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Stanford, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-28
Credited as : Football player NFL, tight end for the Arizona Cardinals, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft Player

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Jim Dray is an American football tight end for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. Dray was drafted by the Cardinals in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

College Career:
Started 33 of 39 career games at Stanford, hauling in 41 receptions for 455 yards and seven TDs … earned second-team All-Pac 10 honors as a senior … during his junior season, made a remarkable return from a devastating knee injury suffered six games into his sophomore season … had a standout freshman season, earning Sporting News Pac-10 All-Freshman honors … in addition to his role as a tight end, added one tackle in punt coverage and returned one kickoff for 10 yards.

2009: Earned All-Pac-10 Conference second-team honors by the league’s coaches after appearing in all 13 games (11 starts) … excelled as a blocker for a Cardinal rushing attack that ranked 11th in the nation (218.2 ypg) led by Heisman Trophy runner-up Toby Gerhart … hauled in 11 passes for 149 yards and a career-high three TDs, averaging 13.5 yards per reception … nine of his 11 receptions were good for first downs and he converted five of five third-down plays … six of his receptions went for at least 10 yards, including two that gained 20 yards or more.

2008: Appeared in eight games and made five starts to cap off a remarkable comeback from a major left knee injury suffered six games into the ’07 season ... caught two passes for 12 yards, both resulting in TDs ... did not participate in spring workouts while recovering from surgery on his left knee … served as one of the team’s key blockers and his return helped the Cardinal rushing attack average 199.6 yards per game, the 19th best total in the nation.

2007: Started the first six games of the season at tight end, and finished the year with nine catches for 116 yards and a TD ... caught passes in four of the six games he appeared in ... suffered a season-ending left knee injury on punt coverage in the TCU game that required multiple surgeries to repair.

2006: Started the final 11 games of the season at tight end and finished his freshman campaign tied for second on the team with 19 catches for 178 yards and a TD ... named to The Sporting News Pac-10 Conference All-Freshman team ... recorded at least one catch in 10 of 12 contests, including six games where he finished with two or more receptions.

2005: Redshirted as a freshman.

Personal:
Full name James Russell Dray … named first team All-Bergen County, All-North New Jersey, all-league, as well as second-team All-State as a junior and senior at Bergen Catholic (Oradell, NJ) High School … finished his prep career with 66 receptions for 786 yards and five TDs … also totaled 281 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, and 20 sacks as a linebacker … earned MVP honors in the 2003 state championship game … excelled in the classroom, where he was a member of the National Honor Society.

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