Position: Running Backs
From Pontiac, Michigan, Gray went to high school at Detroit Country Day. He helped lead Detroit Country Day to an 11–3 record as a senior and an appearance in the state championship. He was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the fourth-best running back prospect of his class.
Gray attended the University of Notre Dame from 2008 to 2011. As a senior captain, and while splitting carries, Gray rushed for 791 yards on 114 carries (6.9 avg) while scoring 12 touchdowns. Jonas’ stellar senior season was cut short by a devastating knee injury during his last game at Notre Dame. Immediately following that game, Jonas gave an emotional speech in the locker room that would later be featured as one of the “125 Greatest Moments in Notre Dame Football history”.
Gray was signed by the New England Patriots to a contract on January 10, 2014. On November 16, 2014, Gray rushed for 201 yards, and a franchise-record four touchdowns on 37 carries in his fourth NFL game, leading the New England Patriots to a 42–20 victory over the host Indianapolis Colts. Gray was the first NFL running back since 1921 to score four rushing touchdowns in a game after entering the game with zero career touchdowns, and the first running back in the Super Bowl era to account for more than 25 percent of rushing touchdowns (4 of 10) in a week with at least 10 games. Jonas is a Super Bowl Champion as a member of the 2014 New England Patriots where he led the team in regular-season rushing yards. Jonas' game-worn Jersey from his breakout performance is currently displayed at the Patriots Hall of Fame.
*Now, Jonas is President and CEO of Athletes Plus, a consulting firm that focuses on driving high-performing athletes, executives, and businesses. Jonas uses his elite coaching skills to inspire everyone to reach their greatest potential.
Miami Dolphins (2012)
Baltimore Ravens (2013)
New England Patriots (2014)
Miami Dolphins (2015)
Jacksonville Jaguars (2015)