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#87  Ellis Gaulden

Wide Receiver
6-2, 193
Tallahassee, Fla.

A fifth-year senior who has battled several injuries to compete for a place in the wide receiver rotation.

2007: Saw action in each of the final nine games of the year as a reserve wide receiver … Had four catches for 23 yards … Caught two passes for 16 yards in the Meineke Car Care Bowl against Wake Forest (Dec. 29) … Made a three-yard grab against Syracuse (Nov. 17) and a four-yard catch at Cincinnati (Nov. 10) … While rehabbing an injury, was named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Duke game (Sept. 1) … Spent the winter competing with the UConn track and field team and was the BIG EAST High Jump Champion, clearing 7-1.

2006: Missed the entire season while recovering from a knee injury.

2005: Hurt his knee during the season opener against Buffalo (Sept. 1) and missed the remainder of the season … Had one six-yard catch prior to the injury … Competed with the UConn indoor track and field team during the winter and won the BIG EAST high jump championship, clearing 7-0.25.

2004: Redshirted … Named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Murray State game (Sept. 4) … Competed with the UConn track and field team during the spring and was an NCAA Regional qualifier in the high jump, clearing a season-high of 6-11.

High School: An All-District selection who was also named All-Big Bend by the Tallahassee Democrat … Caught 48 passes for 700 yards and three touchdowns as a senior when he was an All-Conference selection … The biggest of his 48 catches in 2003 was on a 44-yard “Hail Mary” pass to give Godby a last second win over regional No. 1-seed Milton in the opening round of the state playoffs … Team captain as a senior … Placed second in the state for 2A in both the high jump and the long jump, for the Godby track and field team … Also helped Godby to a state-wide third place finish in the spring of 2004 in the 4x400 meter relay.

Personal Profile: Ellis Durell Gaulden … Born on December 1, 1985 …  A human development and family studies major.

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