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Gray named MACJC Special Teams POW

WESSON – Copiah-Lincoln Community College punt returner Donald Gray has been named the MACJC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in a 43-0 Wolfpack victory over East Central. He is now eligible for national honors as chosen by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

DONALD GRAY

DONALD GRAY

Gray, a native of Memphis and graduate of White Station High, returned four punts for 200 total yards and had two returns for touchdowns. In the first quarter Gray fielded a low East Central punt off the bounce and returned it 48-yards for the score. In the second quarter Gray topped that with a 52-yard TD return that saw him weave in and out of the would-be Warrior tacklers.

Gray, a wide receiver and Mississippi State commit, has scored nine touchdowns through five games for the Wolfpack. He has caught 19 passes this season for 485 yards and seven touchdowns. His longest catch of the year went for 73 yards and his 25.5 yards per catch average is second highest in the NJCAA. On special teams, he is averaging 34.3 yards per punt return.

Gray was previously named MACJC Offensive Player of the Week for the opening week of the season. Co-Lin returns to action on Thursday when they travel to Poplarville for a 7 p.m. matchup with Pearl River Community College.