Mizzou Football: Ten Best NFL Careers of All-Time

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Best Tigers to Play in the NFL – Number 9: Mel Gray

NFL Wide Receiver from 1971-1982

Mel Gray is next on this list and he spent all 12 years of his career with the same organization, the St. Louis Cardinals.

Gray was a fast guy in both high school and in college, which is what got him to Missouri. He was a sixth-round draft choice by the Cardinals in 1971 and like mentioned above, spent his whole career there.

Gray’s best season came in 1975 when he caught 48 passes for 926 yards and 11 touchdowns. It was one of his four Pro Bowl seasons and showed why he was one of the best players to come out of Mizzou.

The former Tiger ended his pro career with 351 receptions for 6,644 yards and 45 touchdowns. He went on to play for the Los Angeles Express for a year and then the Oklahoma and Arizona Outlaws for two seasons before calling it a career.

Mel Gray comes in at number nine on this list.