While Thomas electrified Tech crowds the past three seasons as the quarterback who directed coach Paul Johnson’s option offense, the new No. 5 doesn’t play quarterback. In fact, he doesn’t even play on offense.
Safety A.J. Gray turned in his No. 15 jersey and will wear No. 5. Gray, a 6-foot-1, 218-pound junior, was a Parade All-American as a senior at Washington County High School and was the AJC’s state player of the year that season.