Gray makes NFL debut for 49ers


Feb 24, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Marqueis Gray throws a pass during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Six NFL pre-season games were played Thursday night and two prominent former Gophers – Marqueis Gray and Troy Stoudermire – were on rosters.

Gray, who was undrafted but signed with the San Francisco 49ers, did not record any statistics in a 10-6 loss to the Denver Broncos. He did get a few plays on special teams.

A quarterback and wide receiver with the Gophers, Gray will likely find himself on the practice squad as a tight end.

Stoudermire’s team, the Cincinnati Bengals, beat the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 34-10 but the cornerback did not record any statistics in the contest.

Former Gopher Marcus Sherels, who’s entering his third-year in the league, will likely get some solid playing time as cornerback and kick returner for the Minnesota Vikings when they play Friday night against Houston.

In Other News…

  • Jerry Kill has had the most success in his third-year as head coach of a program and this year, he’ll look to repeat himself and try to get a signature win, according to Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.
  • Class of 2014 recruit Terry Larrier narrowed his list to 10 schools, including the Gophers according to Adam Zagoria. Larrier is a four-star recruit from Pennsylanvia who’s currently sitting on offers from Florida, USC and Rutgers, to name a few.

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