Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Shane Ray


Fr., DL, 6-3, 230, Shawnee Mission, Kan. (Bishop Miege HS

One of the nation’s most highly-coveted defensive end prospects who is a second-generation Tiger, following in the footsteps of his father Wendell, who lettered at Mizzou as a defensive end from 1978-80 … Is ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 17 weakside end in the nation, as well as the No. 3 overall player at any position from the state of Kansas … ESPN.com ranks him as the nation’s No. 35 defensive end prospect overall … Earned 1st-Team All-State honors as a senior after totaling 100 tackles, including 16 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles and a blocked punt at the 5A level … Served as a team captain during his senior season … As a junior, helped lead his team to a 4A state title as he had 131 tackles, 32 tackles for loss, 15 sacks and 4 forced fumbles … High school coach – Tim Grunhard … Parents – Wendell Ray & Sebrina Johnson … Father was a defensive lineman for Warren Powers, and was a 5th-round draft pick in the 1981 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, after a senior season in 1980 that saw him total 64 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and 5 sacks … Is interested in studying broadcast journalism in MU’s esteemed School of Journalism … Lists hobbies as training for football, as well as playing video games … Chose Mizzou over Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Clemson, Kansas State and Kansas, among many others.