Former Templeton High star running back and linebacker Tyler Gray signed with the Miami Dolphins on Saturday as an undrafted free agent.
Gray, a 6-foot-4 linebacker who attended Boise State for the past four seasons, started seven games for the Broncos last year and was fifth on the team with 53 tackles.
Gray apparently made an impression on the Dolphins scouts during his pro day work out, enough to be one of four undrafted signees by the Dolphins last week.
According to Pro Football Focus, Gray made a big leap from the 2014 to the 2015 season primarily as a run stopper. He attempted 38 solo tackles in 2015 and missed just one after missing seven out of 54 attempted in 2014, according to PFF, the second best tackling efficiency rating among linebackers in his class.
For his career, Gray, who initially committed to Hawaii, tallied 184 total tackles, five sacks, 14 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles and three interceptions in 52 games in four years at Boise State.
Gray was huge in the last game of his college career. He recovered two fumbles and recorded seven tackles in a 55-7 win over Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia Bowl in December.
In an interview with 93.3’s Jeff and Jeremy In The Morning on Wednesday, Gray said he also had offers from other teams, including the Seattle Seahawks, but chose Miami because it was the best fit for him. (You can listen to the entire interview here)
Gray, who graduated from Templeton High in 2011, was the first Templeton player to join an FBS program. He finished his prep career with more than 2,200 rushing yards, 348 tackles and 41 touchdowns.
During his senior season, Templeton used Gray as the workhorse of its offense as he rushed for 1,628 yards and 25 touchdowns in a season that ended with a 35-7 loss to South Torrance in the CIF-Southern Section Northwest Division semifinals.