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Arkansas Football Countdown: 61 days - Ryan Gray

Let's get to know the mysterious offensive lineman

For No. 61, you can't do much better than former Hog, Robert Felton
For No. 61, you can't do much better than former Hog, Robert Felton

Ryan Gray wasn't the subject of fierce recruiting battles, and he wasn't pined for by recruiting enthusiasts. In fact, most Arkansas fans had probably never heard of the 6-foot-2, 290-pound offensive lineman before he showed up on the spring roster, listed as a true freshman and sporting No. 61.

So, here's what we know about the Hogs' man of mystery:

Gray came to Arkansas from Mahopac High School in New York, where he started at left tackle during his senior year in the Fall of 2011. He joined the Razorback football team as a walk-on in February, according to the Facebook page of Beta Theta Pi, a fraternity of which he's a founding member at Arkansas.

And that's about it.

Oh, and he's on Twitter @Gray62994.

Of course, Arkansas has a proud tradition of walk-on offensive linemen making a big impact before leaving the Hill, so Gray has a path to success there to follow. He can also look to a former occupier of No. 61, Robert Felton, for inspiration.

Felton came to the Hogs as a three-star prospect and left after the 2007 season as one of the best offensive linemen the school has seen in the last 10 years. He started all over the line during his four years as a letterwinner and logged 42 games as a starter while earning a dual degree in criminal justice and sociology.

After college, he spent time with the Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders.