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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