A strong player who was able to make a successful transition from safety two years ago ... was a full-time starter in 2003 at strongside linebacker and enters the fall as the starter ... missed most of spring practice with an injury.
Started 11 games at strongside linebacker, finishing fifth on the team with 59 total tackles ... 29 solo tackles, including four tackles-for-loss ... finished with three tackles (one solo) at Virginia Tech (Aug. 31) ... five solo tackles, including two assisted tackles vs. Florida Atlantic (Sept. 13) ... three tackles, including one solo stop at Syracuse (Sept. 20) ... four total tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage at Kent State (Sept. 27) ... left the game early with a foot injury ... 10 tackles at Ohio (Oct. 11) ... also had one tackle for loss vs. the Bobcats ... three tackles (two solo) at Akron (Oct. 18) ... six tackles and a fumble recovery at West Virginia (Nov. 1) ... career-day vs. Marshall (Nov. 19) ... totaled career-high 13 tackles including two tackles behind the line of scrimmage ... also intercepted his first career pass vs. the Herd ... six tackles (five solo) vs. Miami (Nov. 28).
Bray participated in all 12 games, starting one against Liberty ... ended the season with 27 total tackles, 16 of those were unassisted ... recorded four tackles for loss.
Bray saw action as a reserve at linebacker in 10 games ... wound up with 17 tackles, 13 of them solo ... also had one quarterback hurry ... registered at least one tackle in nine games and had two or more tackles in seven games ... best game came against Tulane when he had three tackles.
Bray redshirted while practicing in the defensive secondary.
Bray graduated from Fort Lauderdale's Stranahan High School in 2000 ... played for coach Vince Schiaro ... three-year starter at Stranahan ... played quarterback as a junior before making the full-time switch to the secondary ... tallied 58 tackles and 10 interceptions as a senior, including a 102-yard return for touchdown against rival Fort Lauderdale ... was named second-team class 5A all-state as a safety his senior year and third-team all-county as a junior ... 22 career interceptions ... also played basketball as a junior and senior.
Bray is a criminal justice major ... born April 15, 1982, in Fort Lauderdale ... son of Gwen Thorpe and Herman Bray.