Former NC State DL Carlos Gray found shot to death

Former NC State defensive lineman Carlos Gray was found dead on Monday night.

According to Al.com, Gray was found shot to death around 10 p.m. in his home in Pinson, Alabama, a town just outside of Birmingham. The 25-year-old was discovered by a friend “wounded and unresponsive.”

Police said multiple weapons were discovered “in plain view” upon checking the home.

From Al.com:

When deputies arrived on scene, they checked the home for additional victims or suspects. While clearing the house deputies reported seeing marijuana, digital scales, a Glock handgun with an extended magazine and an AK-47 rifle with a large capacity magazine all in plain view.

The investigation into Gray’s death is ongoing, police said.

Gray spent three years at NC State. After a redshirt year, he played in 11 games as a reserve defensive tackle in 2012 and compiled 10 tackles and a fumble recovery. Gray emerged as a starter in 2013 and totaled 23 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.

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North Carolina State defensive tackle Carlos Gray (70) tackles Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt (10) during the first half on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images)
North Carolina State's Rodman Noel (5) and Carlos Gray (70) stop the Citadel's Terrance Martin (25) during the first half on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 20: Tony Creecy #26 avoids a tackle by Carlos Gray #70 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack during the Kay Yow Spring Football Game at Carter-Finley Stadium on April 20, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 20: Tony Creecy #26 avoids a tackle by Carlos Gray #70 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack during the Kay Yow Spring Football Game at Carter-Finley Stadium on April 20, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
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Gray declared for the NFL draft following the 2013 campaign, but was not selected. He signed with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent, but was one of the team’s final cuts at the end of training camp. From there, Gray, a father of two, returned to Alabama and earned a living “renovating houses, selling cars and working as a party promoter,” according to Al.com.

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