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Mel Gray

Melvin Junius Gray

Position: RB-WR
Height: 5-9    Weight: 167 lbs.

Born: March 16, 1961 in Williamsburg, VA
High School: LAFayette
College: Purdue   (school history)    (Gray college stats)
Drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 2nd round (42nd overall) of the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 11 (6614th overall since 1950)
4-time Pro Bowler & 3-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

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Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com


All-Pro

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd AV
1986 25 NOR KR 37 16 0 31 866 1 101 27.9 940 2
1987 26 NOR KR/PR 37 12 1 24 352 0 80 14.7 30 636 0 43 21.2 1055 1
1988 27 NOR KR/PR 37 14 0 25 305 1 66 12.2 32 670 0 39 20.9 975 1
1989 28 DET KR 23 10 1 11 76 0 15 6.9 24 640 0 57 26.7 785 1
1990*+ 29 DET KR/PR 23 16 0 34 361 0 39 10.6 41 939 0 65 22.9 1300 0
1991*+ 30 DET KR/PR 23 16 0 25 385 1 78 15.4 36 929 0 71 25.8 1367 2
1992* 31 DET KR/PR 23 15 0 18 175 1 58 9.7 42 1006 1 89 24.0 1181 2
1993 32 DET KR/PR 23 11 0 23 197 0 35 8.6 28 688 1 95 24.6 885 1
1994*+ 33 DET KR/PR 23 16 0 21 233 0 24 11.1 45 1276 3 102 28.4 1509 3
1995 34 HOU KR/PR 21 15 0 30 303 0 20 10.1 53 1183 0 54 22.3 1486 0
1996 35 HOU KR/PR 21 14 0 22 205 0 40 9.3 50 1224 0 88 24.5 1429 0
1997 36 2TM 14 0 19 161 0 30 8.5 9 193 0 33 21.4 354 0
TEN PR 21 11 0 17 144 0 30 8.5 8 185 0 33 23.1 329 0
PHI 28 3 0 2 17 0 11 8.5 1 8 0 8 8.0 25 0
Career 169 2 252 2753 3 80 10.9 421 10250 6 102 24.3 13266 13
6 yrs DET 84 1 132 1427 2 78 10.8 216 5478 5 102 25.4 7027 9
3 yrs NOR 42 1 49 657 1 80 13.4 93 2172 1 101 23.4 2970 4
3 yrs TEN-HOU 40 0 69 652 0 40 9.4 111 2592 0 88 23.4 3244 0
1 yr PHI 3 0 2 17 0 11 8.5 1 8 0 8 8.0 25 0

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1986 25 NOR KR 37 16 0 6 29 0 11 4.8 1.8 0.4 0 2 45 22.5 0 38 0.1 2.8 74 0 0
1987 26 NOR KR/PR 37 12 1 8 37 1 12 4.6 3.1 0.7 0 6 30 5.0 0 12 0.5 2.5 67 1 3
1989 28 DET KR 23 10 1 3 22 0 14 7.3 2.2 0.3 0 2 47 23.5 0 30 0.2 4.7 69 0 0
1991*+ 30 DET KR/PR 23 16 0 2 11 0 6 5.5 0.7 0.1 0 3 42 14.0 0 31 0.2 2.6 53 0 3
Career 169 2 19 99 1 14 5.2 0.6 0.1 0 13 164 12.6 0 38 0.1 1.0 263 1 31
6 yrs DET 84 1 5 33 0 14 6.6 0.4 0.1 0 5 89 17.8 0 31 0.1 1.1 122 0 13
3 yrs HOU-TEN 40 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 10
3 yrs NOR 42 1 14 66 1 12 4.7 1.6 0.3 0 8 75 9.4 0 38 0.2 1.8 141 1 8
1 yr PHI 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1987 26 NOR KR/PR 37 12 1 0 3 1 0 0
1988 27 NOR KR/PR 37 14 0 0 5 2 0 0
1990*+ 29 DET KR/PR 23 16 0 0 4 3 0 0
1991*+ 30 DET KR/PR 23 16 0 0 3 2 0 0
1993 32 DET KR/PR 23 11 0 0 3 0 0 0
1994*+ 33 DET KR/PR 23 16 0 0 3 2 13 0
1995 34 HOU KR/PR 21 15 0 0 5 1 0 0
1996 35 HOU KR/PR 21 14 0 0 4 0 0 0
1997 36 2TM 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
TEN PR 21 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
Career 169 2 0 31 11 13 0
6 yrs DET 84 1 0 13 7 13 0
3 yrs HOU-TEN 40 0 0 10 1 0 0
3 yrs NOR 42 1 0 8 3 0 0
1 yr PHI 3 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1986 25 NOR KR 37 16 0 1 1 6
1987 26 NOR KR/PR 37 12 1 1 1 6
1988 27 NOR KR/PR 37 14 0 1 1 6
1991*+ 30 DET KR/PR 23 16 0 1 1 6
1992* 31 DET KR/PR 23 15 0 1 1 2 12
1993 32 DET KR/PR 23 11 0 1 1 6
1994*+ 33 DET KR/PR 23 16 0 3 3 18
Career 169 2 1 3 6 10 60
6 yrs DET 84 1 2 5 7 42
3 yrs HOU-TEN 40 0 0
3 yrs NOR 42 1 1 1 1 3 18
1 yr PHI 3 0 0

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams