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Transfer running back Eric Gray reminds DeMarco Murray of … DeMarco Murray

Transfer running back Eric Gray reminds DeMarco Murray of … DeMarco Murray

From the moment he entered the transfer portal, former Tennessee running back Eric Gray knew Oklahoma was the right place for him.

“I kind of knew from the jump that this was the place I wanted to come to,” Gray said in a Zoom press conference on Thursday. “Looking at the past years you see how great the offense is. I saw myself how great I could fit into the offense.”

And already, Gray has made a strong impression in Norman.

“The first word that comes to mind about Eric Gray is a pro,” OU running backs coach DeMarco Murray said. “He’s a guy that shows up early, stays late. Extremely smart. The transition for him offensively scheme-wise has been honestly very easy for him.”

Making the move from Tennessee to Oklahoma, Gray already has a proven track record as a productive back. In his last two seasons for the Volunteers, he accrued 1,311 rushing yards, punching it in for eight scores on the ground. A versatile back as well, Gray caught 43 passes for 369 yards and three scores, flashing all the skills required of an OU running back


For the complete story, please visit https://www.si.com/college/oklahoma/football/oklahomas-transfer-running-back-eric-gray-reminds-demarco-murray-of-demarco-murray

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Ryan Chapman covers Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder for 107.7 The Franchise since 2019. In December of 2020, Chapman was named the Deputy Editor of Sports Illustrated Sooners, and he also is a contributor for Sports Illustrated Thunder. Chapman has previously worked for OCCC's Student Newspaper, The Pioneer, where Chapman covered the Oklahoma City Energy, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder. During his time with The Pioneer, Chapman served as the Sports Editor as well as the Editor-in-Chief.

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