In 1975, hard-hitting California State University-Fullerton free agent Johnnie Gray became a Packer starter. Over nine seasons, the 5’11”, 190-pound Gray intercepted 22 passes. For three straight seasons, he made 100 or more tackles. In 1976, he set a Packer record with 37 punt returns for 307 yards.
He played free safety for six seasons and strong safety for four seasons over his 10-year career which lasted from 1975-’84, Gray, always noted for his dedication and championship performance level, became an educator after his Packer career.
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