Ranorris Ray
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Ranorris Ray

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Antonio, Texas

High School:
Taft

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 275

Position:
DT

Birthdate:
01/12/1983

Experience:
3L


Senior defensive lineman who has played both on the end and in the middle of the line... penciled in as the starter on the left side after making 10 starts at the right defensive end last fall... has good speed, extremely powerful hands and strong mental toughness... may be the most intense man on the defensive line... has made 16 career starts, third most among returning players.

2004:
Started every game - 10 at right defensive end and one at defensive tackle... tied for sixth on the team with 38 tackles, including 19 solos... had seven tackles vs. Tulane... had six TFLs including 2.5 sacks.

2003:
Defensive lineman who moved from end to the middle of the line during the 2003 season... became a starter following an injury to Brandon Johnson and started the final five games... recorded 38 tackles, including 16 solo stops... had a pair of sacks among his six tackles for loss... forced one fumble.

2002:
Earned a spot on the C-USA all-Freshman team by both the league and by The Sporting News... recorded 20 tackles, including 10 solo stops... credited with 1.5 tackles for loss and a half sack. 2001:
Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School:
Earned all-district honors at defensive end and tight end for William Howard Taft High... earned all-San Antonio honors at defensive end by the San Antonio Express News... recorded 72 tackles, with six quarterback pressures and three sacks... a three-year letterman in football... also lettered in track... coached by Lee Bridges... chose TCU over Kansas State, Texas Tech and Wake Forest.

Personal:
Ranorris Geovonta Ray was born January 12, 1983... parents are Napoleon Ray and Naomi Metcalf-Ray... is a communications major with a minor in psychology.


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