Footballguys Staff Bio: Clayton Gray

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Age: 47

Birthplace: Winston-Salem, NC

Education: BS in Mathematics from the University of Central Arkansas

Occupation: Footballguy

Hometown: Austin, AR

Family: Married to Holly for 24 years, and we have a wonderful 14-year-old named Aidan.

Years playing fantasy football: This will be my 28th year playing. My first pick was Jerry Rice.

Favorite FF smack talk: Not much for smack, but I like waiting a few seconds after a poor pick before saying, "Oh. Finally found that guy."

Years writing about fantasy football: This will be my 21st year writing.

Favorite FBG feature: Draft Dominator App. I won a $750 league using my phone. How awesome is that?

Organized football experience: Played in seventh grade as a wide receiver and probably saw half the snaps (because I brought the play in every other down). That's right - indispensable!

Favorite NFL team: Growing up, I was a Cowboys fan, and for a while, I liked the Chiefs due to Derrick Thomas. Now, there isn't a team that I pull for.

Favorite college team: Arkansas Razorbacks

Favorite fan moment: Scotty Thurman hitting the three with 53 seconds remaining against Duke in the 1994 Championship.

Favorite player of all time: All-time favorites are Tony Dorsett and Derrick Thomas

NFL rule(s) I would change if I could: I used to say I would allow celebrations, and the league finally relented. I'll retire happy, now.

Favorite movie(s): Die Hard, Christmas Vacation, The Hangover, Old School, and all the new Marvel stuff.

Favorite musical genres/albums/artists: Alice In Chains, Lamb of God, Rage Against the Machine, Daft Punk, OutKast, Metallica, In Flames, Volbeat, In This Moment, Slash & Myles Kennedy, Black Label Society, Deftones, John 5, Rob Zombie, Filter, Death Angel, Extreme, Mastodon, Tool, Pantera, Eminem, The Weeknd, The Chainsmokers, A Perfect Circle, B.O.B., Imagine Dragons, Justin Timberlake, Iggy Azalea, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Collective Soul, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Stone Sour, Killswitch Engage, Shadow's Fall, Korn, Mudvayne, Hellyeah, The Cult, Seether, Kanye West, NF, Sneaker Pimps, LMFAO, Richard Cheese, Nuttin' But Stringz, and - you know what? - Taylor Swift isn't too bad either.

What I read: I'm barely a reader, but when I do crack open a book, it needs to help me become a better person.

Hobbies: Started taking Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu eight years ago and love it. I encourage everyone to at least try it. Feel free to email me if you'd like to discuss anything about BJJ.

Favorite TV show(s): Bob's Burgers is the best show on TV right now.

Least favorite household chore: I absolutely loathe folding clothes.

Dream job: Besides this, it would have be owner or president of an NFL franchise.

Quote: "I don't know." - Jeff Spicoli

Parting thoughts: It's times like this (and the quote above) that makes me realize I'm not really into deep thinking. Oh well.