Football

 
94 - Wesley Bray
Wesley Bray
Height: 6-2
Weight: 283
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cave Spring, Ga.
High School: Coosa H.S.
Position: NG
Furman: Two-year starter who helps comprise a cast of eight returning defensive starters, including all four down linemen...will anchor the Paladin defensive front in what is expected to be a improved Paladin defense this fall...ranks as one of Furman's physically strongest players...recorded a team best bench press of 475 pounds and posted the second highest mark in the squat (555 pounds) and third highest tally in the hang clean (346.5 pounds) in spring testing. 2005 -- Earned starts at nose guard in all 14 games and helped Furman go 11-3, advance to the NCAA I-AA playoff semifinals, and finish the campaign ranked No. 3 nationally...notched 44 tackles and a tackle for loss...tallied a season high eight stops at Georgia Southern (27-24 loss)...had six tackles in a 14-12 NCAA I-AA first round win over Nicholls State. 2004 -- Registered playing time in all 13 games and starts at tackle in the final 10 games...played a key role in the Paladins' 10-3, SoCon championship season that included an NCAA I-AA quarterfinal playoff appearance and No. 5 final national ranking...helped Furman pace the SoCon in scoring defense (16.6 ppg)...totaled 31 tackles and a tackle-for-loss...notched a season high six tackles in a 29-22 win over nationally second-ranked Georgia Southern. 2003 -- Saw action in 10 of Furman's 11 games, missing only the East Tennessee State contest (30-10 win) due to a knee injury sustained against The Citadel...earned one start (at nose guard for an injured Michael Burant) in a 45-0 shutout of Gardner-Webb...totaled 21 tackles, including season high four stops against Western Carolina (19-13 win)...solid play in inaugural season helped Furman rank first defensively in the SoCon in scoring defense (14.1 ppg) and total defense (272.5 ypg). 2002 -- Member of scout team...awarded redshirt and extra year of eligibility...recipient of Furman's Purple Pounder Award. High School: 2002 graduate of Coosa High School...earned second team all-area and team defensive player-of-the-year honors in 2001 after totaling 73 tackles and eight sacks...in 1999 helped Coosa post its first winning record since 1994 with a 6-4 record...football coach was Preston Cash. Personal: Full name is Wesley Demetrius Bray...son of Demetrius and Sharon Bray...born July 19, 1984...health and exercise science major.