Tyler  Bray

8Tyler Bray


Kingsburg, Calif.

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Height / Weight:
6-6 / 215



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  • Named to 2012 Preseason Watch Lists for Davey O'Brien National Quarterback of the Year, Manning Award and 77th annual Maxwell Award as nation's top player
  • 2012 Preseason All-SEC Third Team selection by Athlon, Lindy's
  • Named 2012 Preseason Lindy's "Strongest Arm in SEC"
  • Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 12, 2011)
  • Sophomore QB named to preseason Manning, O'Brien, Maxwell Award Watch Lists
  • 2010 Three-time SEC Freshman of the Week (Nov. 6, 13 & 27, 2010)
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  • Games/Starts: 12/12
  • On Tennessee all-time career lists, in 28 college games:
  • Fourth in touchdowns (69), next #3 Erik Ainge (72)
  • Fourth in pass yards (7,444) next, #3 Erik Ainge (8,700)
  • Fifth in completions (540), next #3 Erik Ainge (733)
  • Fourth in attempts (922), next #3 Erik Ainge (1,210)
  • Among all active quarterbacks in the NCAA ranks:
  • Sixth in passing yards per game (265.9)
  • Sixth in total offense per play (7.36)
  • Eighth in career passing touchdowns (69)
  • 13th in total offense per game (258.5)
  • 15th in passing efficiency (145.01)
  • With 34 touchdown passes, posted seventh-most TD passes in a season in SEC history
  • His 3,619 passing yards rank as the 11th-best in a single-season in SEC history
  • 13-11 record in 24 starts with 298 passing yards per game with 300 or more passing yards in 12 of those games
  • Among active SEC QBs, has most career 300-yard games
  • UT Record 530 passing yards vs. Troy, breaking Peyton Manning's record of 523 vs. Kentucky in 1997
  • 530 passing yards is second-most by an SEC quarterback to Georgia's Eric Zeier (544) in 1993
  • Four career 400-yard passing games, only Vol other than Peyton Manning (three times) to throw for 400 yards in a game in Tennessee history
  • 12 career 300-yard games including six this season
  • Two career games with five TD passes
  • 10 career games with four TD passes of more
  • Three of more TD passes in 13 games, all in last 23 games
  • Multiple touchdown passes in 21 games, all in last 24, including 10 games in 2012
  • Six-game streak of multiple touchdowns, third-longest in UT history; owns record of 10, Manning had seven
  • Completed 14 consecutive passes (ending Georgia State game-13 and first pass vs. Florida) for third-longest streak in UT history behind Erik Ainge (15 in 2006) and No. 1 is Tee Martin with 25 in 1998
  • In 2012, has 146.25 passing rating in 12 starts with 3,612 yards (301.0 per game) on 59.4 completion percentage with 34 touchdowns and 12 interceptions
  • Just the 4th Vols QB with a 3,000-yard passing season
  • Ranks among national leaders in 2012:
  • 10th in total passing yards with 3,612
  • Tied for sixth in passing touchdowns with 34
  • 13th in NCAA in passing yards per game (301.0)
  • 2012 season totals that rank on top 10 single-season lists:
  • 2nd in passing touchdowns (34)/Record: Manning (36)
  • 2nd in passing yards (3,612)/Record: Manning (3,819)
  • 3rd in completions (268)/Record: Ainge (325)
  • 3rd in passing attempts (451)/Record: Ainge (519)
  • Tied school record for completions in a game with 37 vs. Missouri - P.Manning (UF, 1996), A.J. Suggs (LSU, 2000)
  • Went 117 pass attempts without an interception (Nov. 3-17), sixth-longest streak in UT history, his longest
  • Began 2012 with 65 pass attempts without interception
  • Closed 2012 throwing for 293 yards on 20-of-34 with four touchdowns vs. Kentucky (11/17)
  • Third 400-yard game of 2012 with 404 yards on career-highs of 37 completions and 54 pass attempts with four touchdowns vs. Missouri (11/10); Tied school record for completions with 37, seventh-most attempts in a game
  • Set UT record with 530 passing yards on 29-of-47 with career-high tying five touchdowns vs. Troy (11/3)
  • Tossed four touchdown passes as part of 368 yards on 27-of-43 at #17 South Carolina (10/27)
  • Threw for 281 yards on 24-of-45 with two touchdowns at #5 Georgia (9/29)
  • Second-career 400-yard passing game with 401 vs. Akron (9/22), completing 27-of-43 with four touchdowns
  • Threw for 257 yards on 22-of-44 with two touchdowns and two INTs vs. #18 Florida (9/15)
  • Became first Vol QB to punt since Heath Shuler with 41-yard boot vs. Florida
  • Personal-best completion percentage at 90.0 (18-of-20) against Georgia State (9/8), throwing for 310 yards and four touchdowns
  • One of nine finalists for the Manning Award Player of the Week after his performance vs. NC State (8/31)
  • Began 2012 with 333 yards on 27-of-41 with two touchdowns vs. NC State (8/31)
  • Games/Starts: 7/7
  • Record-setting sophomore QB returned to action against Vanderbilt (11/19) after missing five games with a fractured right thumb, suffered vs. Georgia (10/8)
  • Started and led UT to overtime win vs. Vanderbilt 12 days after having cast removed on Nov. 7
  • Won first six career starts in regular season, overall 8-4 as a starter
  • Through seven weeks of the season, ranked eighth in passing yards/game (315.8), 10th in passing efficiency (165.3), 16th in total offense (303.8) and 33rd in passing yards (1579)
  • Led the SEC in total offense, passing yards/game and passing efficiency and was third in both total passing yards and pass completions through seven weeks
  • Owns UT record for consecutive games with multiple touchdown passes (10), breaking Peyton Manning's record (7) set in 1997
  • Saw consecutive games streak with a TD pass (10) end against Georgia (10/8/11). Streak lasted from South Carolina (10/30/10) through Buffalo (10/1/11)
  • Prior to Georgia game, was second to Boise State's Kellen Moore (16 at the time) for consecutive games with multiple touchdowns with 10
  • Holds UT record for most passing yards in first four games of a season with 1,328, second is Peyton Manning (1,326) in 1997
  • Also holds UT mark for most passing TDs in first four games of a season with 14. Manning had 12 to start `97
  • Ranks seventh on career touchdown passes list with 35 TD pass. Next on list with 36 are Heath Shuler, Jonathan Crompton and Andy Kelly
  • Ranks ninth in career passing yards with 3,832 heading into 2012
  • Stands 10th in career completions (272) heading to 2012
  • Tied for sixth on UT career list for consecutive games (10) with a TD pass (with Andy Kelly)
  • Averaging 294 passing yards in 12 career starts with 300 or more yards in six of those games
  • Has thrown at least three TDs in seven of nine career starts and four games with four TDs. Records are: Manning with 16 three-TD games and nine four-TD games
  • In seven games in 2011, completed 59.5 of passes (147-of-247) for 1983 yards (283.3 per game) with 16 touchdowns
  • Finished season with 215 passing yards on 15-of-38 with a 53-yard TD pass to Rajion Neal and two interceptions at Kentucky (11/26)
  • Returned to action vs. Vanderbilt (11/19) and threw for 189 yards on 16-of-33 with two touchdowns in helping Vols to overtime win and first SEC win of the season
  • Threw for 251 yards on 18-of-33 vs. Georgia (10/8) before leaving with a broken thumb in fourth quarter
  • Threw for 342 yards on 21-of-30 with four touchdowns vs. Buffalo (10/1) Threw for 248 in the first half alone
  • Started 2011 without an interception until 86th attempt of the season (at Florida)
  • Threw three TDs and for 288 yards on 26-of-48 at #16 Florida (9/17)
  • 48 pass attempts at Florida were a career-high and the ninth-most in game at UT
  • Set school-record for completion percentage in a game with 82.9, completing 34-of-41 for career-high 405 yards vs. Cincinnati (9/10)
  • Became only second player in UT history (P. Manning three times) to throw for 400-plus yards in game with 405 vs. Cincinnati. That mark is fourth-most in a game
  • Threw four TD passes vs. UC, marking fifth time in seven games that he had at least three TD passes in a game
  • Ran for first-career TD, 1-yard rush for five total TDs
  • Career-high 34 completions vs. Cincinnati ranks as sixth-most in a game in UT history, three shy of record 37
  • Opened 2011 with TD passes on first two attempts of the season: 47 yards to D. Rogers and 81 to J.Hunter vs. Montana.
  • 81-yard TD to Hunter tied for ninth-longest passing play in UT history.
  • Threw for 293 yards on 17-of-24 with 3 TDs vs. Griz.
  • Marked fourth time in six career games with three or more TD passes, vs. Montana
  • Had career-high single-game completion percentage vs. Montana, completing 70.8 percent (17-of-24).
  • Games/Starts: 9/5
  • Played in nine games at quarterback and started the final five
  • Went 4-1 as a starter, including a sweep through his first four
  • Finished regular season 125-of-224 for 1,849 passing yards and 18 touchdowns, all UT freshman records
  • Also threw 10 interceptions
  • Among freshman Division I quarterbacks, ranked third in QB rating (142.73), tied for fourth in TDs, sixth in passing yards per game (205.4) and 10th in total yards
  • Earned SEC Freshman of the Week accolades for three of his four regular-season starting performances to become one of just seven players to garner three or more SEC Player of the Week honors in 2010
  • First Vol to earn three individual SEC weekly awards in one season
  • Two of those SEC Weekly honors came in his first two career starts, making him one of just six SEC football student-athletes to be honored in consecutive weeks in 2010
  • One of just two quarterbacks in the SEC to claim four 300-yard passing performances this season
  • First UT QB to compile four 300-yard games in a season since Peyton Manning in 1997 (nine times)
  • In SEC games, Bray ranked sixth in passing average (198 ypg) and pass efficiency (138.2)
  • Led 27 scoring drives, the average time of possession being 2:10
  • 14 of those drives took less than two minutes (12 of which were TD drives), while 14 took five plays or less
  • As a starter, helped team score 16 of 19 red zone trips (.842 success-rate)
  • Notched a season-high 354 yards passing against Kentucky while tossing two touchdowns and two interceptions
  • 354 yards passing ranked as the eighth-most in the SEC in a single game in 2010
  • Became the first UT quarterback to throw multiple TDs in six consecutive games since Manning did so seven times (1/1-10/18/97)
  • Completed 27-of-45 (both career highs) for 308 yards, four TDs and three INTs in Music City Bowl vs. North Carolina
  • Four TDs tied the UT bowl game record, while 45 attempts were second most and 27 completions tied for the second most
  • First UT quarterback to complete passes to nine different WRs in a single game since Erik Ainge (vs. Wisconsin, Outback Bowl, 1/1/2008)
  • In his first career start at Memphis, he completed 19-of-33 for 325 yards and a career-high five touchdowns in two-and-1/2 quarters
  • Compiled 308 yards and all five of his TD throws in the first half alone vs. the Tigers, shattering UT football records for passing yards and TDs in a single half
  • Five-TD performance was one of just two in the SEC in 2010 while 325 yards ranked 14th in the league
  • Connected on a career-best eight consecutive throws in the first quarter vs. Memphis
  • In first SEC start versus Mississippi, completed 18-of-34 for 323 yards and three TDs, becoming the first UT quarterback ever to throw for 300-plus yards in first two starts and the first in consecutive games overall since Casey Clausen (2001)
  • 80-yard strike to Justin Hunter on Vols' first offensive play was UT's longest of 2010 and longest from scrimmage since 2006
  • 265 first-half yards ranked ninth all-time for passing yards in a half and made him second UT QB to produce two top 10 performances for most passing yards in one half (Peyton Manning, 4)
  • Connected on a career-best eight consecutive throws in the first quarter vs. Memphis
  • In his first SEC start on the road at Vanderbilt, Bray completed 16-of-27 for 232 yards, two touchdowns and a pair of INTs
  • Between his first throw at South Carolina, an INT returned for a score, and his next INT (at Vanderbilt) that ended a streak of 96 consecutive attempts without a pick, Bray went 58-of-96 for 980 yards and 12 TDs (QB rating: 187.42)
  • Led Vols on four scoring drives, including a 3-for-3 success rate inside the red zone at Vanderbilt
  • Took over at quarterback in the second half at South Carolina and after first throw was an INT returned for a TD, Bray finished 9-of-15 for 159 yards and a pair of touchdowns
  • At Georgia, connected on first four pass attempts and finished 8-for-12 for 81 yards
  • Connected on 5-of-14 passes for 39 yards vs. Alabama
  • Saw first action in UT's season opener against UT Martin, completing 3-of-6 passes for 24 yards and an INT
High School
  • Practiced with Vols during mid-December lead in to Chick-fil-A Bowl, then enrolled at UT in January and participated in spring drills
  • Member of PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team
  • Valley League Offensive Player of the Year as senior and league Most Valuable Player
  • Led Kingsburg to perfect 13-0 season and Valley championship while completing 185-of-302 passes (61.2 percent) for 3,321 yards and 41 TDs
  • Added 171 yards on ground
  • As junior in 2008, threw for 2,411 yards and 26 touchdowns
  • As sophomore, completed 99 passes for 1,784 yards
  • Named junior and sophomore of the year for Valley League in 2008 and 2007
  • During freshman campaign of 2006, threw for 1,100 yards
  • Also standout on basketball court while averaging nearly 20 points and nine rebounds as junior
  • Competed in baseball for Kingsburg, finished junior season batting .455 with one home run and 20 RBIs
  • Also finished with a 2-1 record on the mound with a 4.94 ERA and 32 strikeouts
  • Coach at Kinsburg High School - John Sweeney
Career Highs
  • Completions- 37 vs. Missouri, 11/10/12 (T-1st in UT history)
  • Attempts- 54 vs. Missouri, 11/10/12 (7th in UT history)
  • Completion Pct. (min 30 att)- 82.5 vs. Cincinnati, 9/10/11 (1st in UT history)
  • Completion Pct. (min 20 att)- 90.0 vs. Ga. State, 9/8/12 (2nd in UT history)
  • Yards- 530 vs. Troy, 11/3/12 (1st in UT history)
  • Touchdowns - 5 vs. Memphis, 11/6/10 (T-2nd in UT history)
  • Longest Completion - 81 vs. Montana, 9/3/11 (T-9th in UT history)
  • 300-Yard Passing Games - 11 (last 530 vs. Troy, 11/3/12)
  • 400-Yard Passing Games - 4 (last 404 vs. Missouri, 11/10/12)
  • 500-Yard Passing Games - 1 (last 530 vs. Troy, 11/3/12)
  • Full Name:Tyler Ian Bray
  • Born on December 27, 1991 in Clovis, California
  • Son of Jeff and Lori Bray
  • Majoring in Sociology


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