Feb. 26, 2014 — East Carter’s Zack Cathey and Jacob Gray get to be teammates for a little while longer.
The two Raiders both signed their letter of intent to play college football at Kentucky Christian University on Monday in Grayson.
“I honestly didn’t think about playing college football,” Cathey said. “But after the season was over, I missed it. I was going to KCU already for college so I figured I might as well go out there and play.”
“We’ll still be close to our family which is great because they can come out and watch us play,” Gray said. “They have a really good football atmosphere and it’s a small school so we can get to know everyone.”
Cathey was 22-of-46 with 286 yards and one touchdown in the air and had 54 yards and two scores on the ground in his final season with the Raiders. He also had eight solo tackles and 17 assisted.
Gray was second on the team in tackles with 37.5 with 18 of them solo. He also had 3.5 tackles for loss. He forced two fumbles and blocked two kicks.
Both Cathey and Gray had talked about playing college football together and when KCU approached them with a chance to play in the same uniform again, they both took it.
“It’s exciting because we’ve played football together for three years,” Gray said. “I can’t wait to play four more with him. He’s a heck of a football player.”
“It’s great because we’ve known each other for a long time and we’ve been through so much together,” Cathey said. “To have someone like him play the sport we love for the next for years was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up.”
Raiders coach Zack Moore could not be happier for both Cathey and Gray for the fact they get to play right in their hometown and further their education.