Vols' Bray To Be Featured On Gruden Camp Friday

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - by special report to chattanoogan.com

 

KNOXVILLE -- This Friday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m., former Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray will be featured on John Gruden's Quarterback Camp. The program will air on ESPNU.

Bray visited Gruden on Wednesday, April 3 in Tampa to round out the 2013 QB Camp Class.

Bray was the 12th and final player in the 2013 QB Camp class to descend upon Gruden's Fired Football Coaches Association office this spring.

Gruden, a Monday Night Football analyst and Super Bowl-winning coach personally prepares detailed lesson plans for every player during his quarterback camps.

Last year, Gruden mentored Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Ryan Tannehill and others, arguably the most successful class of rookie quarterbacks in NFL history.

In his junior season, Bray helped spurn a Tennessee offense that recorded 434 points, 26th nationally, 5,711 total yards, 19th nationally and 3,787 passing yards, 16th nationally.

Individually, Bray's 34 passing touchdowns tied for sixth most among all NCAA players, while he ranked 11th in passing yards (3,612), 13th in passing yards/game (301.0) and 31st in passing efficiency (146.26).

During his Tennessee career, Bray is and sixth in total offense per play (7.36) and seventh among active NCAA quarterbacks in passing yards per game (265.9). Bray is also eighth among all active NCAA players in career passing touchdowns (69) and 13th in total offense per game (258.5).

In doing so, Bray plastered his name all over the Tennessee record books in just two and a half seasons as the starting quarterback for the Vols. He sits fourth on the Tennessee career passing touchdowns list with 69, and fourth in career passing yards (7.151), pass attempts (888) and completions (520). He also has had 21 multiple touchdown games in his career.

In 2012, Bray set a new school record for single-game passing yards, besting Peyton Manning while throwing for 530 yards against Troy. Bray and Manning account for the top-seven single-game passing performances in Tennessee history while his 34 touchdowns and 3,612 passing yards rank second on the single-season list behind Manning.

Bray joins eight other top quarterbacks and three non-quarterbacks in the draft who are scheduled to participate in Gruden's QB Camp:

Matt Barkley (USC)

Zac Dysert (Miami, OH)

Mike Glennon (N.C. State)

Landry Jones (Oklahoma)

EJ Manuel (Florida State)

Ryan Nassib (Syracuse)

Geno Smith (West Virginia)

Tyler Wilson (Arkansas)

Luke Joeckel (Texas A&M)

Marcus Lattimore (South Carolina)

Manti Te'o (Notre Dame)

Each prospect visited Gruden's office in Tampa - affectionately dubbed the Fired Football Coaches Association (FFCA) - for a film session. Most of the players will also participate in an on-field workout.

Gruden's QB Camp alumni:

2010: Sam Bradford (Oklahoma), Jimmy Clausen (Notre Dame), Colt McCoy (Texas) and Tim Tebow (Florida).

2011: Blaine Gabbert (Missouri), Andy Dalton (TCU), Jake Locker (Washington), Cam Newton (Auburn), Ryan Mallett (Arkansas), and, prior to supplemental draft, Terrelle Pryor (Ohio State).

2012: Kirk Cousins (Michigan State), Nick Foles (Arizona), Robert Griffin III (Baylor), Case Keenum (Houston), Andrew Luck (Stanford), Kellen Moore (Boise State), Brock Osweiler (Arizona State), Ryan Tannehill (Texas A&M), Brandon Weeden (Oklahoma State) and Russell Wilson (Wisconsin).


PHOTOS: Central Punches Card For TSSAA's Big Dance

Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame Dinner Highlights

Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame Highlights   by B.B.  Branton   A softball warrior playing the game for parts of six decades, a baseball pitcher who was nearly non-hittable for Lookout Valley, a pioneer with the Chattanooga Track Club, a legend in the local swim league and a pair of younger brothers who overcame the backyard battles with ... (click for more)

2 Hit While Walking On Birmingham Highway; 1 Dies At The Hospital

Two pedestrians were struck by a single vehicle on Highway 11 (Birmingham Highway) in Lookout Valley on Tuesday night. One of those who was struck died after being taken to a local hospital. Police said the other person who was hit was responsive. The incident happened shortly after 7 p.m. at 261 Birmingham Hwy. which is in the area of the Lookout Valley Cracker ... (click for more)

Henry Hopes To Bring E-Filing To Clerk's Office This Year; Saving Almost $222,000 On Personnel

Circuit Court Clerk Larry Henry said he hopes to bring E-Filing of documents and other court papers to the clerk’s office this year.   He said at first it appeared it might take much longer, but that progress is being made to the online program. Mr. Henry told members of the Pachyderm Club that attorneys, litigants and members of the public would be able to go online to ... (click for more)

Tennessee Deserves Better Health Reform - And Response

Tennessee needs health care reform. Expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," was not the best solution for Tennesseans. That is why the vast majority of Tennessee legislators never publicly supported the plan defeated in a special legislative session in February.   It is important to distinguish health care from health insurance. As one physician ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Happy Birthday, Mr. Berg

This past Monday we should have closed the Post Office, let kids out of school, and lowered our flags to half-mast. March 2 is the anniversary of Moe Berg’s birthday and the legendary Casey Stengel once said Moe was “the strangest man ever to play baseball.” Moe played major league baseball for 16 years, finishing with the Boston Red Sox in 1939 and a lifetime batting average of ... (click for more)