Former Packers DT Carlos Gray Dies at Age 25

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMay 1, 2018

FILE - This is a 2014 file photo showing former Green Bay Packers NFL football player Carlos Gray. Authorities say a former Green Bay Packers player has been found shot to death in his home in Alabama. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office says former Packers defensive lineman Carlos Gray was found shortly before 10 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2018, near Birmingham, Alabama. The 25-year-old is a native of Pinson, Alabama. (AP Photo/File)
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Former Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Carlos Gray has reportedly died at the age of 25 years old after being shot at his home in Alabama on Monday.

According to the Green Bay Press Gazette, Gray was found wounded and unresponsive at his house at 9:56 p.m. on Monday. Carol Robinson of AL.com reported further details:

"When deputies arrived on scene, they checked the home for additional victims or suspects. While clearing the house deputies reported seeing marijuana, digital scales, a Glock handgun with an extended magazine and an AK-47 rifle with a large capacity magazine all in plain view."

Gray played college football at N.C. State and signed with Green Bay as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He was a member of the Packers during the preseason but was released after training camp as a part of the team's final roster cuts before the start of the 2015 regular season. He had been out of the league since then.

Gray declared for the NFL draft following the 2013 season, recording 23 total tackles, 2.5 sacks and one fumble recovery in 11 games with the Wolfpack. He had transferred to N.C. State from a junior college in 2011 and redshirted his first year in Raleigh before playing in the next two seasons. 

According to Robinson, Gray had been renovating houses, selling cars and working as a party promoter in his post-football life.

He was the father of two young children.


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