Wyatt Ray—the grandson of Nat King Cole—is getting one other shot at his NFL hopes.
The 23-year-old linebacker was signed to the New York Jets practice squad earlier this week.
Practice squad transaction:
We’ve signed LB Wyatt Ray and released LB Jamey Mosley. pic.twitter.com/qbeg8SN2uz
— New York Jets (@nyjets) November 25, 2019
Ray’s mom Casey and his aunt Timolin are the dual daughters of the legendary jazz musician. Natalie Cole was their older sister.
After it was introduced that he had joined the Jets, Ray’s former Boston College coach had sort phrases for the younger man’s promising future.
“Wyatt Ray is a very hard worker and will be [an] asset to any NFL Team,” Barry Gallup tweeted. Ray responded: “Thank you Coach!”
Thank you Coach! https://t.co/q4LsFfiSWs
— Wyatt Ray (@Raywyatt5) November 28, 2019
Ray was beforehand on the Buffalo Bills’ apply squad, however was launched earlier this month. He additionally spent a quick time on the Houston Texans apply squad and was launched earlier this season.
Back in May, the 6-foot-3, 255-pound footballer was signed as an undrafted free agent to the Cleveland Browns upon graduating Boston College and was among the many workforce’s last cuts throughout coaching camp.
With a stable faculty soccer profession, Ray’s incapability to discover a regular NFL house has been considerably surprising.
“The fact Ray went undrafted is a shock in itself considering he was viewed as a Day 3 talent by most outlets and he had a more than solid career at Boston College,” Josh Keatley of Brownswire wrote on the time of Ray’s Browns signing
“He certainly has enough traits to develop into a quality starter in the NFL,” Keatley added.