Sunday, April 21, 2013

On the Beat (Again) with Reggie Gray of the Chicago Rush

Chicago native Reggie Gray was a football star at Morgan Park High School.  He went on to play at Western Illinois University and then joined the Bloomington Extreme for two seasons, before returning home to play for the Chicago Rush.
Gray is one of the fan favorites on the team and for good reason.  He is a very exciting player and he is a really nice guy, too.  Through four games, he has 378 yards and 10 touchdowns on 31 catches.  He is ninth in the league in kickoff return average and ninth in receiving yards per game.  He has reason for that big smile of his!
As has been well-documented, the Rush went through a bit of a rough offseason, but Gray remained positive all throughout.  We first interviewed Gray at Media Day and his enthusiasm was evident and very refreshing, especially considering all of the uncertainty.
The Rush started 0-2, but have since rebounded to even their record at 2-2.  Certainly Gray has been a huge part of the team's success.
After the recent 45-14 win over the Pittsburgh Power, we caught up with Gray on the field.  He was all smiles as he talked about the win and the direction of the team.
I know I repeat myself, but it bears repeating.  The Chicago Rush have a new energy to them.  There is a palpable excitement building.  I am just glad I am there to witness it and I encourage you to come out to a game.
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