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).


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