Nathan Ray
Nathan  Ray

Colfax, Calif.

High School:

Fresno State: Made the switch from quarterback to free safety before the 2002 season and thrived as a reserve ... spent 2003 as a backup at strong safety, capably filling in whenever needed ... possesses very quick feet and is an exceptional athlete, which made his position change smooth ... is a star on special teams, frequently making tackles on kickoff coverage ... plays frequently on the team's nickel and dime packages and against run-and-shoot and spread offenses. (2003) Played in 12 games ... recorded 18 tackles, 12 solo and one for loss ... scored on a 70-yard kick return against Portland State ... had three tackles against Hawaii and Nevada ... made two tackles in the bowl victory over UCLA ... an Academic All-WAC honoree. (2002) Played in all 14 games ... made 33 tackles, including one for loss ... made one of the season's most memorable plays, picking off a pass and running 103 yards through nearly the entire SMU team for a touchdown ... had a career-high five tackles against Nevada ... his only sack of the year came against Louisiana Tech ... an Academic All-WAC and Fresno State Scholar-Athlete honoree. (2001) Played all 14 games ... as a quarterback, saw mop-up time in nine games ... completed 3-of-5 passes for 37 yards ... each of his completions came against Utah State ... uses his speed to serve as an exceptional special teams player, making five tackles. (2000) Redshirted.

High School: Lettered in track, basketball and football at Colfax High School ... was all-league in football in 1998 and '99 ... was conference MVP his senior season ... named the Sacramento area offensive player of the year in 1999 and to the Cal-Tex Shrine All-Star Game ... also received all-league honors in basketball his junior and senior seasons.

Personal: Born Feb. 12, 1982 ... parents names are Cyndi and Mike ... has two brothers, Kyle and Tory ... enjoys fishing, camping and outdoor activities.


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