clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Welcome Home, Jerry

New, 23 comments

Jerry Gray one of the finest defensive back to ever wear the Burnt Orange and White is coming home.

Gray a two-time All-American in 1983-84, is returning as assistant head coach and defensive backs coach. Gray played in the NFL for 9 years, and has been an assistant coach for 14 years -- including 5 as a defensive coordinator.

Gray also spent two years as a defensive backs coach at SMU in the late 90's. His son Jeremy just finished his freshman year as a defensive back with the Ponies.

Gray, a unanimous All-American selection in 1984 is also a member of the Longhorn Hall of Honor. Gray is also a member of the Texas All-Time Team and All-Decade Team for the 1980’s.


Jerry Gray was one of 27 players off of the 1983 Texas Squad to eventually play in the NFL.

Gray was a top-ranked recruit coming out of Lubbock Estacado. Barry Switzer thought he could be an All-American Wishbone QB for the Sooners, but Gray felt right from the start that his future as a pro was as a defensive back.

Gray spent this past season as the defensive backs coach for the Seattle Seahawks where he helped former Longhorn Earl Thomas have an outstanding rookie season.