Patriot's running back Jonas Gray comes home to Pontiac

He won't get his Super Bowl ring until June, but Jonas Gray is shining brighter than any hardware. The Pontiac native and New England Patriots running back was back home giving to families in need.

"I was on cloud nine after we won, I think now I'd be on cloud ten a little bit," said Jonas Gray. "It really is awesome. I'm still in shock man, I can't believe it, we came a long way."

For Jonas Gray a lot of that time was spent here at Lighthouse PATH. What Oakland County's Lighthouse PATH program does is prevent homelessness as families in need work to regain their self-sufficiency. A goal made a little easier with Gray's financial assistance. It's like he's come full circle. 

"He's achieved the goals and the dreams he had when he was a child, and I think that's exactly what we try to do here," said Sharman Davenport, Lighthouse vice president.

"It's overwhelming and it's a blessing to be able to have two sons that are doing well," said Jerri Gray, Jonas' mother.

"Have a thirst to be better, surround yourself around good people and like I said have that plan A, let that be your only plan and that's to just be successful," said Gray.

Pontiac Mayor Deirdre Waterman held a special city council presentation tonight to honor Jonas Gray who has provided his hometown with a Super Bowl story to be proud of.