Gray becomes the third incoming freshman on Kent State's roster to keep on eye on in 2010. Tommy Pizzuro, 6'3, 315 pound offensive guard from Chatham, Virginia and Dylan Farrington, 6'0, 195 pound corner back from Chapel Hill, North Carolina both took part in spring ball and have vied for significant playing time this season.
Gray has some competition in front of him on the depth chart, but this strong showing and his ability to play defensive end or outside linebacker (this versatility makes him a great candidate for the "Buck" position) may lend itself to more exposure.
KENT, Ohio — Richard Gray, an incoming freshman this fall on the Kent State football team, was named the Most Valuable Player of the Pennsylvania squad in the 2010 Big 33 Classic. Held Saturday (June 19) in Hershey, Pa., the annual game pits all-star teams from Ohio and Pennsylvania against each other.
A linebacker from Pittsburgh (Woodland Hills), Gray had a standout performance, totaling four sacks and six tackles for loss.
While Gray was the only Golden Flashes recruit on the Pennsylvania side of the ball, the victorious Ohio squad featured defensive end Mark Fackler (Kenton, Ohio/Kenton), wide receiver Sam Miller (Orrville, Ohio/Orrville) and defensive tackle Roosevelt Nix (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg).
The Flashes return 49 letterwinners and 20 starters (9 offense, 7 defense, 4 specialists) from last year’s team. Kent State 2010 football season tickets are available for as low as $30 for the six-game home slate. Call (330) 672-2244 or log on to www.90Ksu.com for more information. The Golden Flashes kick off the season in Dix Stadium Thursday, Sept. 2 against Murray State at 7 p.m.