Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Marcus Ray returns to A2 as Graduate Asst. in weight room

Marcus Ray, the starting strong safety on the 1997 National Championship team, is returning to Ann Arbor to join the Michigan Football program as a Graduate Assistant in the weight room. This is the position that Glen Steele (an All-American DE on the '97 team) held before recently being promoted to Defensive Graduate Assistant. Ray is probably best remembered for the hit he laid on Ohio State WR David Boston in the 1997 Michigan/Ohio State clash at Michigan Stadium. However, fans may also remember that Ray was suspended by Michigan and the NCAA in 1998 for improper association with a sports agent and he missed six games as a result. Ray returns to Michigan after having most recently coached the secondary at tiny Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio. Go Blue!

*Note: Photo of Marcus Ray (29) on Sports Illustrated cover of 12-1-97 by John Biever.
*Note 2: Thanks to Phil Callihan over at UMGoBlue.COM for finding the link to the Michigan Daily story that is hyperlinked above.



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