Brennan Ray , DB, Montclair State
- Ht: 6’1”
- Wt: 190 lbs.
- Born: August 18, 2000
Scouting Report: Athletic defensive back with good height and length…can play corner or safety…high football IQ…team leader…possesses intangibles of strong work ethic, high character and competitive toughness.
2022 SEASON: Invited to, and participated in, the FCS Bowl in Daytona Beach, Florida as well as the College Gridiron Showcase in Ft. Worth, Texas…First Team All-NJAC…becomes the first football student-athlete to pick up All-NJAC honors five times in his career… recorded 59 tackles while adding two sacks, two interceptions, three pass breakups, and a fumble recovery…registered sacks in consecutive games against TCNJ and Christopher Newport before blocking a punt in the season finale against William Paterson…alos against William Paterson, scored his first career rushing touchdown, coming in on offense for the first time.
2021 SEASON: Second Team D3football.com All-Region…First Team All-NJAC…second on the team with 70 tackles and added 7.5 tackles for loss and three interceptions…notched nine tackles and a forced fumble against RPI in season-opener…tallied 10 tackles against WPI…notched interceptions in back-to-back games against TCNJ and Christopher Newport…tallied seven solo stops and a pick against William Paterson.
2020 SEASON: First Team All-NJAC…posted 13 tackles, three sacks, three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble…two tackles, a sack, and a fumble recovery in season-opening win against Kean on March 13…five tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup in the setback against Wesley on March 20…six tackles and two sacks with a forced fumble and recovery in win over William Paterson on April 2.
2019 SEASON: Second Team All-NJAC…d3football.com Team of the Week selection…NJAC Special Teams Player of the Week…amassed 58 tackles, seven for loss, two sacks, four interceptions and two pass breakups in 10 games… ranked 14thin the NJAC for tackles (5.8), 13th in passes defended (6), and third in interceptions…eight tackles in the season opener at Southern Virginia and made 11 stops versus Salisbury…seven tackles and an interception against CNU and posted five with a pick at Rowan…outstanding day in the season finale with three tackle, a pick-6, blocked kick and 99-yard interception return for a two-point conversion versus Kean.
2018 SEASON: Appeared in all 10 games… Named Honorable Mention All-NJAC… Had four tackles and four quarterback hurries against Salve Regina in the season opener on September 8… Had seven tackles each in back-to-back games against Southern Virginia (September 15) and at Christopher Newport (September 22)… Recorded 12 tackles and a forced fumble at Salisbury on October 13… Posted six tackles versus No. 4 Frostburg State on October 20… Had seven tackles and a sack at Wesley in a 10-9 win on October 27… Registered six tackles and a forced fumble against Rowan on November 3… Posted five tackles and returned a fumble 63 yards for a touchdown in the Red Hawks’ 24-0 at William Paterson in the season finale on November 10.
Personal/High School: Exercise Science major…son of Heidi and Rich…has three siblings; Christian, Ashton, and Hunter…was named All-State in high school…enjoys to travel…favorite movie is Superbad…favorite song is Brothers by Luh Kel…favorite athlete is Derek Jeter.