5 MarQueis Gray  
MarQueis Gray


Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Ben Davis

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 250



Minnesota To Play Texas Tech In Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas

Fans can purchase tickets on MyGopherSports.com


Gophers Hold Annual Awards Banquet

MarQueis Gray repeats as Bronko Nagurski Award winner


Game Notes: Michigan State 26, Gopher Football 10 (11/24/12)

Postgame Notes from Minnesota's 26-10 loss to Michigan State at TCF Bank Stadium.


Minnesota Falls to No. 16 Nebraska 38-14

The Gopher football team dropped a 38-14 decision in Lincoln, Neb. today to drop to 6-5 on the 2012 season


Postgame Quotes: Michigan 35, Minnesota 13 (Nov. 3, 2012)

Postgame quotes from the Gophers' 35-13 loss to Michigan


Car Care Bowl Highlights

The Gopher Football team lost a hard-fought Car Care Bowl match-up 34-31 to Texas Tech Dec. 28, 2012 in Houston.


Minnesota-WMU Highlights

Highlights from Minnesota's 28-23 win over Western Michigan.


Minnesota-UNLV Highlights

Highlights from Minnesota's three-overtime victory against UNLV in Las Vegas.


MarQueis Gray Profile

Gophersports.com profiles senior quarterback MarQueis Gray.


MarQueis Mic'd Up

Follow MarQueis Gray on day one of Big Ten Football Media Days in Chicago.


Meineke Car Care Bowl 12.28.12

Meineke Car Care Bowl 12.28.12


Football: Gophers vs. Michigan State

Gopher football game vs. Michigan State, Nov. 24, 2012 at TCF Bank Stadium


Gopher Football vs. Michigan, Nov. 3

Photos from Gopher Football vs. the Michigan Wolverines on Nov. 3, 2012 at TCF Bank Stadium.


Gophers vs. Purdue, Oct. 27, 2012

Photos from the Gopher Football game vs. Purdue at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis (10/27/12)


Gophers vs. Northwestern, Homecoming 2012

Photos from the Gophers homecoming game against Northwestern Oct. 13, 2012

Photo Gallery

Played in 11 games and started 10 at quarterback • named starting quarterback before season after splitting time between wide receiver and quarterback previously in his Gopher career • was 108-of-213 for 1,495 yards through the air • threw for eight touchdowns and ran for six more, both team-highs • set school-record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a game with 174 on 27 carries vs. Illinois • went 19-of-32 through the air for 298 yards and three touchdowns at Michigan State (11/5) • passing attempts, yards and touchdowns vs. Spartans were all career-best marks • Gray's 64-yard TD pass to Da'Jon McKnight at Michigan State was a career-long completion • carried ball 11 times for 62 yards and scored go-ahead touchdown vs. Iowa • carried ball 199 times for team-high 966 yards, which set school record for single-season rushing by a quarterback • earned third varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: made first career start at quarterback in season-opener at USC (9/3) • 7-of-12 passing for 94 yards, 16 rushes for team-high 65 yards vs. the Trojans • recorded 211 yards passing on 16-of-32 accuracy vs. New Mexico State (9/10) • threw for two TDs vs. the Aggies • led team in rushing vs. NMSU with 110 yards • broke school-record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 171 on 25 carries in win over Miami (Ohio) (9/17) • 11-of-21 passing for 163 yards and one TD vs. the Red Hawks • 52 yards passing, 23 yards rushing vs. North Dakota State (9/24) • did not play at Michigan (10/1) due to a toe injury • came off bench at Purdue (10/8) to go 8-of-20 for 104 yards • recorded first rushing TD of season vs. the Boilermakers • started under center vs. Nebraska (10/22) and was 9-of-18 for 122 yards , while rushing 17 times for 67 yards and one TD • 11-of-17 for 193 yards and one score vs. Iowa (10/29), while carrying the ball 11 times for 62 yards and one TD, which was the go-ahead score • passed for a career-best 287 yards at Michigan State (11/5) • threw for career-best three TDs vs. the Spartans • 6-of-14 through the air for 51 yards vs. Wisconsin (11/12) • 19 carries for 68 yards against the Badgers • 9-of-21 for 124 yards passing at Northwestern (11/19), hwile rushing for 147 yards against the Wildcats • set single-game school-record for rushing yards by a quarterback for second time in 2011 with 174 yards on 27 carries vs. Illinois (11/26) • was 7-of-14 for 85 yards passing with one TD against the Illini.

Made appearances in all 12 games including seven starts at wide receiver • tallied 42 catches for 587 yards • hauled in five touchdowns through the air • also had 119 rushing yards on 23 carries while completing two of eight passes for 24 yards in 2010 • earned second varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: Appeared as a reserve against Middle Tennessee State (9/2) • only reception against the Blue Raiders was a 22-yard catch that set up a Minnesota field goal • earned second-career start against South Dakota (9/11) and led the receiving corps with nine catches for 91 yards • one of three Gophers receivers to haul in a touchdown pass against the Coyotes • also lead the team in receiving against USC with four catches for 98 yards including a 22-yard touchdown reception with 11 seconds remaining in the game • also recorded a career-long 37-yard reception during Minnesota's first scoring drive against the Trojans • again led the Gophers in receiving against Northern Illinois (9/25), breaking the 100-yard mark for the first time in his career • tallied eight catches for 117 yards with one touchdown against the Huskies in his second start of the season • posted two catches for a total of eight yards against Northwestern (10/2) • recorded two receptions for 13 yards against Wisconsin (10/9) including a nine-yard touchdown reception at the end of the first half • caught a two-point conversion attempt from Adam Weber with three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter against Purdue (10/16) for his only statistic against the Boilermakers • hauled in seven catches against Penn State (10/23) for 83 yards including a 25-yard pickup • led Minnesota with three catches for 81 yards against Ohio State (10/30) • completed 2-of-6 passes for 24 yards against Michigan State (11/6) • also ran for 31 yards on five carries and caught one pass -a nine-yard touchdown reception that would be Minnesota's only score of the game against the Spartans • gained 40 net yards on the ground against Illinois (11/13) on 10 carries • also caught two passes for 32 yards and made one unsuccessful pass attempt against the Illini • tallied his first career rushing touchdown in Minnesota's win over Iowa (11/27) while racking up 39 rushing yards on eight carries • led the Gophers through the air with three catches for 33 yards.

Saw action as both a quarterback and wide receiver during his freshman season • had a breakout game against Ohio State going 5-of-6 passing for 51 yards and tossing his first TD pass, all career highs • also had a career day running ball against Ohio State with career highs of 11 carries and 81 yards • scored his first collegiate touchdown on a reception against Cal • with 265 yards rushing, he ended the regular season as the team's fourth-leading rusher • earned first varsity letter.

Game-by-Game: Appeared in first career game as a Golden Gopher in the season opening 23-20 overtime win at Syracuse (9/5) • rushed two times for 15 yards in the 20-13 win over Air Force (9/12) • scored his first career touchdown in the 35-21 loss to No. 8 Cal (9/19), when he lined up as a wide receiver and caught a seven-yard TD pass from Eric Decker to tie the game at 21-21 in the third quarter • in the 35-24 win at Northwestern (9/26) rushed five times for 33 yards including a long of 18 • in the 35-20 win over Purdue, attempted his first career pass and rushed once for one yard • appeared in the 20-0 loss at No. 14 Penn State (10/17), did not tally any statistics • in the 38-7 loss to No. 18 Ohio State (10/24) rushed for a team, and career-high 81 yards, including a long of 27 and completed 5-of-6 passes for 51 yards and the Gophers only touchdown on a pass to Troy Stoudermire • in the 42-34 win over Michigan State (10/31), carried the ball eight times for 23 yards • in the 16-13 win over South Dakota State (11/14) rushed seven times for 47 yards to average a game-best 7.8 yards per carry • in the 12-0 loss to Iowa (11/21), finished as the team's second leading rusher with 23 yards on seven carries • caught two passes for 37 yards, ran for 34 yards (an average of 11.3 yards per carry) and was 1-of-2 passing for 11 yards vs. Iowa State at the Insight Bowl.

Attended Ben Davis High School, where he was a three-year starter • rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals • also the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and the No. 1 player in the state of Indiana by Rivals • received four stars from Scout, which ranks him as the nation's No. 14 high school quarterback • ESPN.com's No. 13 quarterback nationally • selected to participate in the Elite 11 Quarterback Camp • played in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl, completing 3-of-7 passes for 56 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 41 yards and a TD • missed the majority of his senior season after suffering a broken bone in his non-throwing arm • saw action in just five games during 2007, including three after returning from the injury • connected on 26-of-41 passes for 376 yards and three touchdowns • also rushed for 302 yards on 64 carries with four TDs and caught five passes for 86 yards and a score • completed 73 of 140 passes for 1,113 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior, while rushing for 603 yards and seven touchdowns on 127 carries • earned honorable mention Class 5A all-state honors • won the Giants' starting quarterback job midway through his sophomore year in 2005 and ended the season with 959 yards passing • coached by Coach Mike Kirschner.

Born November 7, 1989 • son of Lisa and Donald Gray • youth studies major.