During his three-year career at Concord High, Jay gained over 4000 yards and scored 57 touchdowns. In 1992 he was selected as a USA Today All-American. Jay is one of only two players to have his jersey retired by Concord. He went on to star at the University of Tennessee, scoring 25 touchdowns and rushing for 2600 yards to rank 6th on the Volunteers all-time rushing list. He also holds a school record for the most 100-yard rushing games with 10. Jay played six seasons in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks, and the Green Bay Packers. He is currently the running backs coach for the South Carolina Gamecocks.