WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white

Gophers

Gophers’ Gray Has Kept His Cool — And Perspective

View Comments
(credit: Mark A. Cunningham/Getty Images)

(credit: Mark A. Cunningham/Getty Images)

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Full Interview: Jesse Ventura Talks After Trial
  2. 4 Things To Know For 7/30
  3. Remarkable Softball Player Gets A Look At His Dream Job
  4. Lake Calhoun Hosting Paddle For Humanity
  5. The Lowdown: 'N Sync Album & 'Sharknado 2'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — MarQueis Gray has had to do a lot of growing up this year.

Minnesota’s junior quarterback has had a new offense to learn and extra responsibilities to grasp in his first season as a starter. Last week, Gray welcomed two more additions to his daily routine: twin boys. His girlfriend gave birth the day before the Gophers played Wisconsin.

Gray says he realizes fatherhood will only get harder. He says he simply must “mature every day.” His teammates and coaches have seen him do just that this fall, despite plenty of struggles with injuries and accuracy throwing the ball.

Gray has only completed 51.7 percent of his passes this season. But he has an opportunity to break the school’s record for single-season yards rushing by a quarterback.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus