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Shane Ray
OLB #56
Height:
6-3
Weight:
245
Age:
24
College:
Missouri
Hometown:
Shawnee Mission, Kan
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
16
SCK
1.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 84 58 26 13.0 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 1 2
2017 DEN 8 7 16 10 6 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 DEN 16 8 48 33 15 8.0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 2
2015 DEN 14 0 20 15 5 4.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
8 @KC L 19-29 3 1 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @PHI L 23-51 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 NE L 16-41 4 3 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 CIN L 17-20 2 2 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @OAK L 14-21 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @MIA L 9-35 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 NYJ W 23-0 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @IND W 25-13 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

RAY AT A GLANCE:

• A third-year outside linebacker who appeared in 30 regular-season games (8 starts) and three postseason contests during his first two NFL seasons with Denver.

• Totaled 68 tackles (48 solo), 12 sacks (71.5 yds.) and two fumble recoveries during his first two campaigns with the Broncos.

• Finished second on the team with eight sacks (43.5 yds.) in addition to posting 48 tackles (33 solo), one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in 2016.

• Recorded 20 tackles (15 solo), four sacks (28 yds.) and one pass defensed during his initial season with the team in 2015.

• Started 14-of-40 games played at the University of Missouri in three seasons, totaling 120 tackles (82 solo) and 19 sacks (131 yds.).

• Received unanimous Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors following his junior season in 2014 after leading the league in sacks (14.5) and tackles for loss (22.5) in addition to recording 65 tackles (47 solo) and three forced fumbles.

• Ranked third nationally in both sacks (14.5) and tackles for a loss (22.5) as a 2014 consensus first-team All-American.

• Selected by the Broncos in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 6/1/15.

RAY AT A GLANCE:

• A third-year outside linebacker who appeared in 30 regular-season games (8 starts) and three postseason contests during his first two NFL seasons with Denver.

• Totaled 68 tackles (48 solo), 12 sacks (71.5 yds.) and two fumble recoveries during his first two campaigns with the Broncos.

• Finished second on the team with eight sacks (43.5 yds.) in addition to posting 48 tackles (33 solo), one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in 2016.

• Recorded 20 tackles (15 solo), four sacks (28 yds.) and one pass defensed during his initial season with the team in 2015.

• Started 14-of-40 games played at the University of Missouri in three seasons, totaling 120 tackles (82 solo) and 19 sacks (131 yds.).

• Received unanimous Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors following his junior season in 2014 after leading the league in sacks (14.5) and tackles for loss (22.5) in addition to recording 65 tackles (47 solo) and three forced fumbles.

• Ranked third nationally in both sacks (14.5) and tackles for a loss (22.5) as a 2014 consensus first-team All-American.

• Selected by the Broncos in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 6/1/15.

2016: Ray ranked second on the team with eight sacks (43.5 yds.) in addition to posting 48 tackles (33 solo), one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries... Recovered a fourth-quarter fumble and returned it 15 yards for his first career touchdown vs. Ind. (9/18)... Posted three sacks (12 yds.) in addition to making six tackles (3 solo) in his first NFL start at Cin. (9/25)... Became the first player since 2002 (John Henderson, Jac.) to have three sacks in hist first career start... Recorded a career-best seven tackles (6 solo) vs. Atl. (10/9).

2015: Selected by the Broncos in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft, Ray posted 20 tackles (15 solo) and four sacks (28 yds.) in 14 regular-season games during his rookie campaign... Saw action in all three of Denver’s postseason contests, making two solo tackles and forcing one fumble... Made his NFL debut vs. Bal. (9/13)... Recorded his first career sack (8 yds.) vs. Min. (10/4)... Played at Cle. (10/18) before leaving with a knee injury and was inactive the next two games... Made his postseason debut in Denver’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Pit. (1/17)... Posted a pair of solo tackles and forced one fumble in Denver’s Super Bowl 50 victory vs. Car. (2/7).

COLLEGE: Ray started 14-of-40 games played in three seasons at the University of Missouri, totaling 120 tackles (82 solo) and 19 sacks (131 yds.)... Started all 14 games as a senior and was named the 2014 Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year after leading the conference in sacks (14.5-94) and tackles for loss (22.5-122) while adding 65 tackles (47 solo) and three forced fumbles... Earned consensus first-team All-American honors after ranking third in the nation in sacks (14.5) and tackles for loss (22.5)... Selected as finalist for the Hendricks Award (nation’s top defensive end) and as a semifinalist for the Lombardi (top linemen) and Bednarik (top defensive player) awards after breaking Missouri’s single-season sack record... Chosen as the SEC Defensive Player of the Week on four occasions... Appeared in all 14 games as a redshirt sophomore, registering 39 tackles (27 solo), 4.5 sacks (37 yds.) and one fumble recovery.

PERSONAL: Ray played defensive end at Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park, Kan., earning first-team all-state honors as a senior and leading his team to a state title as a junior... Compiled 231 tackles, 48 tackles for loss, 25.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles in his junior and senior campaigns... Majored in agriculture at Missouri... His father, Wendell, played football at Missouri and was selected by Minnesota in the fifth round of the 1981 NFL Draft... Shane Ray was born on May 18, 1993, in Shawnee Mission, Kan.

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