Ex-Green Bay Packer found dead in his home at just 25 years old


Former North Carolina State and Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Carlos Gray was shot to death Monday at his house in Pinson, Alabama, reported.

Sheriff’s deputies and paramedics were dispatched to Gray’s house after a friend found him wounded and unresponsive, the report said.

The 25-year-old Gray was found at 9:56, according to the report.

Chief Deputy Randy Christian told that Gray’s girlfriend reported she last saw him about an hour earlier when she left the house.

Gray was pronounced dead at 10:17 p.m., Fred Davenport of WVTM-TV in Birmingham reported.

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Davenport said Gray was found in the “garage area” and authorities are investigating his “murder.”

No further information was immediately available about the nature of the shooting.

Gray graduated from Pinson Valley High School in suburban Birmingham and went to junior college.

He transferred to North Carolina State, where he had 2.5 sacks in his senior season for the Wolfpack, according to ESPN.

The 6-foot-2, 313-pound Gray was undrafted in 2014 but signed with the Packers a free agent. He reportedly played in four preseason games for Green Bay before he was released in 2015.

He then moved back to Alabama, where he worked “renovating houses, selling cars and working as a party promoter,” according to

Gray was the father of two young children whom he adored, his family members said via

His former teammates and fans responded to news of Gray’s death on social media.

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According to, deputies who searched the home for additional victims or suspects found “marijuana, digital scales, a Glock handgun with an extended magazine and an AK-47 rifle with a large capacity magazine all in plain view.”

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Todd Windsor is a senior story editor at The Western Journal. He has worked as an editor or reporter in news and sports for more than 30 years.
Todd Windsor is a senior story editor at The Western Journal. He was born in Baltimore and grew up in Maryland. He graduated from the University of Miami (he dreams of wearing the turnover chain) and has worked as an editor and reporter in news and sports for more than 30 years. Todd started at The Miami News (defunct) and went on to work at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., the St. Petersburg (now Tampa Bay) Times, The Baltimore Sun and Space News before joining Liftable Media in 2016. He and his beautiful wife have two amazing daughters and a very old Beagle.
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