Athlete Spotlight: Carson Gray


Carson Gray (‘22) has taken football very seriously throughout his life. Since first tackling football in 3rd grade, Gray has enjoyed playing football because he loves the game and helping his team win.

“Playing football for so long has set me up for a lot of success and created some long lasting memories and friendships,” Gray said.

Off the field, Carson has gained a lot of attention from colleges, amassing ten offers already. Those include Davenport, Valpo, Missouri S&T, Findlay, and Wisconsin Whitewater among others who have observed Gray’s talents.

“Hopefully there’s more to come,” Gray said.

Gray has been playing on the varsity team for around four years after getting pulled up for playoffs his freshman year, which led to Gray being a three-year starter at linebacker position for the Chelsea Bulldogs. He’s been in some very intense games such as the 2018 state championship game and every semifinal game for the past three years.

“Freshman year I was more of just a special teams guy,” Gray said. “Sophomore year I played a bigger role and became a starter, then junior year I had to step up and be one of those better playmakers on our defense.”

Chelsea football has had a big impact on Gray’s life. Since coming here in 5th grade he knew the importance of football here and adapted to it starting in 7th grade with the middle school team to now being a senior getting ready to play at the next level.

“Chelsea football means everything to me,” Gray said. “It really starts with the guys before me like Daniel Golding (‘20) and Joe Taylor (‘21) who have really taught me how to be a leader and I’m taking those things I’ve learned and using them in football and my everyday life.”