Mississippi State junior Donald Gray, the No. 1 JUCO wide receiver in the Class of 2015, will miss the rest of spring practice after hyperextending his right leg, according to the Commercial Dispatch’s Ben Wait.
A native of Memphis, Tenn., Gray caught 21 passes for 386 yards and two touchdowns in his first season at Mississippi State. He saw time on special teams, too, returning one punt for 21 yards and one kickoff for 33 yards.
With the departure of De’Runnya Wilson, who decided to forgo his senior year for the NFL draft, Gray’s role is expected to expand in 2016. Before the 5-foot-10, 193-pounder got hurt, he garnered praise from receivers coach Billy Gonzales, who told the Clarion-Ledger last week that Gray “is playing really, really good right now.”
Gray enrolled at MSU in January 2015 after spending a season at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, Miss.