MarQueis Gray makes play on offense to record first stats in the NFL

Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns tight end MarQueis Gray (47) at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Former Minnesota do-it-all playmaker, MarQueis Gray, is officially on the board after making his first career rush attempt Sunday for the Cleveland Browns.

Out of the wildcat formation, Gray rushed for 10 yards and a first down against the Detroit Lions. The rush was the first recordable statistic he made in the NFL — and as Minnesota Gophers fans hope was the first of many.

The rookie has previously appeared on special teams but was the third-string quarterback for Cleveland on Sunday, following a season-ending injury at the top of the Browns’ depth chart.

Lining up to run as a quarterback is nothing new to Gray, who rushed for 966 yards on 199 attempts in 2011 for the Gophers.

The Browns ultimately lost to the Lions, 31-17. Cleveland will travel to Green Bay to play the Packers next weekend, and with the current state of the Browns, Gray could get even more playing time.

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