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Former N.C. State Football Player Shot To Death Outside Home

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A former N.C. State and NFL football player was found shot to death outside his home on Monday. He was only 25.

Carlos Gray, a defensive lineman who played for the Wolfpack in 2013, was found dead outside his Alabama house. He was found shortly after 10 p.m.

Details regarding what happened are mostly unclear. First responders were reportedly called to the home after a friend found Gray.

ESPN has more information:

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office said Gray, 25, was found shortly before 10 p.m. Monday near Birmingham. He is a native of Pinson, Alabama.

According to, sheriff's deputies and Center Point Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the house after a friend found Gray wounded and unresponsive.

Gray played at N.C. State after opening his career at the junior college level. He started for one season before leaving for the NFL.

The defensive lineman compiled 2.5 sacks for N.C. State during his season as a starter. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2014.

Gray played in four preseason games for Green Bay. He was released in 2015.

Our thoughts are with Gray's family and friends. May he rest in peace.