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Dan Gay 71

Dan  Gay

Lafayette, La.

High School:
St. Thomas More

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 295


Four-year letterman who played final three seasons on offensive line after converting from defensive tackle... Started final 34 games of career... Plans to open own Cajun restaurant following playing career.
2008 (SENIOR) - Started all 11 games at right tackle on a Baylor offensive line that paved way for 2,349 rushing yards (a 251% increase from 2007's rushing total of 934 yards and the most rushing yards at BU since 1981)... An All-Big 12 honorable mention selection by the league's coaches... Participated in the East-West Shrine game following senior season... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for academic achievement in Fall 2008 semester... Baylor O-line helped generate 29 rushing touchdowns, the third-highest total in school history.
2007 (JUNIOR) - Started every game of junior year - one at left offensive guard (at No. 22 TCU), five at left tackle (Rice, Texas State, Buffalo, No. 20 Kansas and No. 19 Texas) in place of the injured Jason Smith and the remaining six at right tackle, en route to honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches ... Second-team All-Texas selection by Dave Campbell's Winter 2008 Texas Football magazine ... One of three Baylor offensive linemen to start every game in 2007, joining center J.D. Walton and right offensive guard James Barnard ... Key cog in a Baylor offensive line which yielded just 21 sacks (in a school-record 561 pass attempts) on the season, the program's fewest since 1995 ... Named Baylor's Most Improved Offensive Player ... Played 908 snaps on year to rank third on team overall (No. 2 among BU offensive performers) behind free safety Jordan Lake's team-high 974 snaps and J.D. Walton's 911 plays ... Took 72 or more snaps nine times with a high of 95 plays at Buffalo ... Earned third varsity letter ... Baylor Leadership Academy graduate.
2006 (SOPHOMORE) - Spent first two years at Baylor as a defensive tackle, but moved to offensive guard prior to the start of 2006 spring drills and went on to make 10 starts in 12 appearances on the right side at new position as sophomore ... Played every offensive snap in eight of 10 2006 starts ... All-told, played 683 snaps on year to earn second Baylor monogram.
2005 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN) - Redshirt freshman defensive tackle played in four games to earn first varsity letter ... Recorded five tackles, all assisted, on season ... Posted a career-high two tackles (both assisted) against No. 2 Texas ... Played 81 snaps.
2004 (TRUE FRESHMAN) - One of two non-Texans in Baylor's 2004 recruiting class ... Sat out season as a redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL - St. Thomas More Catholic High School, Lafayette, La. ... As a senior for the Cougars' 7-5 district championship football team, he earned honorable mention all-district honors in only season of high school football ... Spent three seasons on Saint Thomas' varsity basketball team, earning honorable mention all-district honors as a junior ... Was a member of St. Thomas More's 2002 basketball squad which claimed a district title and finished second at state tournament ... Honor student ... Selected Baylor over Vanderbilt, Tulane, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe ... Coached by Jim Hightower at the District 5-4A school.
PERSONAL - The son of Dan and Jacqueline Gay, Dan Gay IV was born Aug. 29, 1986, in Lafayette, La. ... Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communication in December 2008.

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