Gray made his presence felt immediately as a rookie. He started in 14 of 16 regular season games, hauling in 28 passes for 537 yards and four touchdowns.
The following regular season campaign would see his statistics mushroom. Not only did he nearly double his receptions, but he more than doubled his touchdowns with ten total in 1980.
It was probably no coincidence that Gray was drafted in the same class as Phil Simms, and became one of Simms' favorite targets. Simms and Gray would connect an astounding 78 times during the 1983 regular season. In an era when the running game was much more of a focus, that reception total is really remarkable.
In six seasons as a member of the Giants, Gray caught 243 passes for 3,768 yards and 27 touchdowns.