RICHMOND, Va. - University of Richmond Spiders quarterback Aaron Corp and
wide receiver Tre Gray have agreed to terms with NFL teams. Corp will sign a contract with the Buffalo
Bills, while Gray will sign with the Arizona Cardinals.
"We are all very excited about Aaron and Tre's signing contracts to play in the National Football League," Richmond head coach Danny Rocco said. "Both players enjoyed great careers at the University of Richmond and we are proud of them as they continue the tradition of Spiders in the NFL. They will represent our University and our athletics program with class and professionalism. We wish them the very best as they pursue their dreams."
After an injury-shortened junior season at Richmond, Corp started all 11 games for the Spiders in 2011. Corp had a great year, going 247-for-388 passing for 2,682 yards and 17 touchdowns. Over his Richmond career, Corp threw for 20 touchdowns, completing 61.4 percent (314-of-511) of his passes.
Corp's best game as a Spider came this past season in a hard-fought loss to Towson on October 9. Corp started the game completing his first 15 passes and finished the contest 31-of-34. Corp's 91.2-completion percentage for the game set an all-time FCS record, while his 353 yards passing were a career high.
On the year, Corp tallied three games with over 300 yards passing - all coming in CAA conference games. The Villa Park, Calif., native also had six games with multiple touchdowns, including a career-high three scores at Old Dominion on November 5.
An All-American selection his senior season, Gray established himself as one of the finest receivers in Richmond football history over the course of his career. Gray led CAA Football in receptions (95) and yards (1187), both of which were Richmond team records.
The Cuero, Texas native also set Spider career marks for receptions (243) and yards (3101). He had seven career 100-yard receiving games, six of which came in 2011.
His 16 catches and 194 yards receiving versus New Hampshire were both career highs and single-game bests in the league this season. Gray was fourth nationally in FCS in receptions per game (8.64) and sixth in receiving yards per game (107.9).
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