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Arthur Ray Jr.
Arthur  Ray Jr.


Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Mount Carmel

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 300




Spartans Officially Begin Preseason Practice

MSU head coach Mark Dantonio meets with the media before the team's first practice on Saturday.


Michigan State Holds 15th Annual Spartan Academic Excellence Gala

A record 294 Spartan student-athletes were honored for cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or better.


Outback Bowl Media Guide Available Online

Football Media Center: Georgia


Arthur Ray Jr. Wins 2011 Discover Orange Bowl Courage Award

Ray will be honored Jan. 4 at the Discover Orange Bowl.


2011 Spartan Football Awards Banquet Recap

B.J. Cunningham named Most Valuable Player by his teammates.

Fifth-year senior provides depth at left guard . . . returned to the football field during 2011 spring practice for the first time in four years following a battle with cancer . . . had his medical disqualification reversed and was cleared to practice by the NCAA on April 7, 2011 . . . participated in the last 11 spring practices in 2011, including two snaps during the Green-White game on April 30 . . . had not played football since Jan. 4, 2007, when he took park in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl high school all-star game in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. . . . two months after signing a National Letter of Intent with MSU in February 2007, began chemotherapy to treat a cancerous tumor, located on the mid shift of his left leg near the calf . . . did not enroll at Michigan State in the fall of 2007 after recovering from successful surgery to remove the cancerous tumor . . . enrolled at MSU in spring 2008 but had to leave due to an infection in his leg . . . since the original procedure, underwent three additional bone-graft surgeries, most recently in December 2008 . . . was on crutches for two years and listed on the inactive roster for the 2009 and 2010 seasons . . . cleared by doctors for conditioning in January 2011 prior to being activated during spring practice.

2011 SEASON: Named the winner of the 2011 Discover Orange Bowl/Football Writers Association of America Courage Award . . . recipient of the team's "Biggie" Munn Award for most inspirational player . . . started at left guard in his MSU debut vs. Youngstown State, as senior captain Joel Foreman volunteered his starting position . . . also saw action vs. Florida Atlantic and Indiana.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top offensive guards by (No. 37), (No. 55) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 55) . . . rated among the Midwest's top prospects by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report (No. 63) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All- Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the state's top seniors by (No. 9) and (No. 11) . . . two-year starter for Coach Frank Lenti at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, Ill., where he helped the Caravan to a combined record of 25-3, including back-to-back trips to the state finals . . . first-team (Class 8A) all-state selection by the Chicago Tribune . . . also earned all-area honors . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Caravan average 222.2 rushing yards and 30.5 points per game en route to a 12-2 record in 2006 . . . son of Arthur Ray Sr. and Adrian Ray . . . born May 26, 1989 . . . received his bachelor's degree in communication in 2012.

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