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Prior To Roaming The Sidelines At Virginia Tech, Torrian Gray Was A Standout Player

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New Redskins defensive backs coach Torrian Gray was a standout at Virginia Tech -- both as a player and as a coach.

As a player, Gray was a leader on a defensive unit that helped the Hokies win two consecutive Big East Conference Championships and reach four consecutive bowl games for the first time in school history including a Sugar Bowl victory in 1995.  

Gray played both safety positions and led the defense twice in interceptions. He was named All-Big East three times and won the award for Hokies Outstanding Defensive Back his senior year. 

In the 1997 NFL Draft, Gray was taken by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round but his career was cut short due to a knee injury and he retired in 2000.

Gray has coached many collegiate defensive backs that moved on to the NFL including Kam Chancellor and Kyle Fuller and is now reunited with current Redskins cornerback Kendall Fuller, whom he coached for three seasons.

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