LaBryan Ray was born on December 5, 1997, he is an American football defensive tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama.
Ray attended James Clemens High School in Madison, Alabama. He was a five-star recruit and received offers from Alabama, Florida, Ole Miss, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
In his freshman season, Ray played in only six games due to suffering a foot injury. He recorded five tackles, 2.5 tackles for losses, and one sack for the season.
In his second year, he played in all 15 games and started one of them. In 2020, he recorded 39 tackles, which included 5.5 for losses, and 2.5 sacks.
He also recorded two pass deflections, and two quarterback hurries. He later suffered a season-ending lower leg injury in a game against South Carolina.
He recorded nine tackles, 1.5 of which were for losses, one sack, and one forced fumble on the year. He was redshirted at the end of the season.
Ray was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent on May 9, 2022. On January 11, 2019, Ray refused to leave an establishment located in a shopping center, due to him being intoxicated. He was subsequently arrested and transferred to the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where he was held on a $500 bond.