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David  Gettis


Los Angeles, Calif.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 215




Student-Athletes Earn Diplomas In Saturday Ceremonies

Seven different sports have total of 18 athletes receive degrees.

Year G/GS Rec Yds Avg TD LP/Opponent
2006 11/0 4 82 20.5 1 51/Oklahoma State (TD)
2007 12/8 31 407 13.1 0 69/Texas A&M
2008 12/10 29 391 13.5 0 61/Washington State
Career 35/18 64 880 13.8 1 69/Texas A&M, 2007
OTHER: Kickoff Returns: 2006: 0-0-0; 2007: 37-763-1; 2008: 4-93-0; Career: 38-856-1 TD

Three-year starter at receiver finished career with 47 games played and 29 starts... 2009 All-Big 12 honorable mention selection by league's coaches... Finished career ranked seventh all-time at BU in career receiving yards with 1,555, tied for eighth all-time in receptions with 116... Invited to 2010 NFL Combine... Finished eighth in BU history with 22.73 career kick return average, ninth all-time with 932 career kick return yards, tied for 10th with 41 career kick returns... Ended career with 13-game reception streak...Former member of BU track squad and record-setting prep track athlete.

2009 (Senior): 2009 All-Big 12 honorable mention selection by league's coaches... Started 11 of 12 games, caught at least one pass in all 12 games... Invited to 2010 NFL Combine... Earned team's 2009 Co-Offensive MVP award... Put together most productive season of career, totaling 52 receptions, 675 yards and three touchdowns... 4.3 catches-per-game ranked 13th in Big 12... Caught six passes of 40 or more yards , led squad with 13.0 average yards-per-reception... Opened season with five receptions for 65 yards and TD and added season-high 40-yard kick return in win at Wake Forest in first game... Had four catches for 85 yards and TD vs. Northwestern State in third game... Caught four passes for 62 yards and team's only TD vs. No. 14 Oklahoma State in seventh game... Posted back-to-back 100-yard games against Nebraska and Missouri... Career-high 124 receiving yards vs. Nebraska in eighth game... Career-high eight receptions for 110 yards at Missouri in ninth game.

2008 (Junior): Played all 12 games, earned 10 starts, at wide receiver as junior in 2008... Third-leading receiver on squad, totaled 29 receptions for 391 yards (second on team in receiving yards)... Did not score in 2008... Also returned four kicks for 93 yards... Made season-high five receptions for 46 yards vs. No. 23 Wake Forest in season opener... Had season-high 75 receiving yards (on three receptions, including season-long 61-yarder) in win over Washington State in third game... Added two kick returns for 52 yards vs. Wazzu (season-high 127 all-purpose yards)... Tied season-high of five receptions (73 yards) in win over Iowa State in sixth game... Did not make a catch vs. Nebraska in eighth game, snapping a 15-game reception streak dating to 2007... Preseason All-Big 12 third-team selection by Phil Steele's publication.

2007 (Sophomore): Played in every game and made eight starts at wide receiver as sophomore to earn second Baylor letter... Ranked No. 5 on squad in both receptions (31) and receiving yards (407), but one of only two Bears with at least 12 receptions not to catch TD pass... Averaged 13.1 yards per reception to rank No. 3 on squad... Recorded 12 plays of 25-plus yards on season (five receptions and seven returns)... 30 of 35 career receptions off Blake Szymanski throws... Nine career multi-catch games, included eight in 2007... Registered at least one reception in 11 of 12 games as sophomore... Had career-high eight receptions for career-best 99 yards vs. Colorado in second career start; totaled career-high 225 all-purpose yards (99 receiving and 126 kickoff return) against Buffs to tie fifth-best one-game total in school history... Caught four passes vs. No. 19 Texas (for 73 yards) and at No. 4 Oklahoma (30 yards)... Recorded career-long 69-yard catch at Texas A&M in first career start... Also returned 34 kickoffs for 763 yards on season... Had 97-yard kickoff return for score at Kansas, seventh-longest in school history... 22.4-yard kickoff return average ranked No. 12 in Big 12 and No. 87 nationally... Tallied 763 yards in kickoff returns, most ever by Big 12 sophomore and league's 10th-best, all-time total overall... In Big 12 games only, ranked No. 12 in kickoff return average (22.5 ypr)... 34 kickoff returns ranked No. 3 on Baylor's single-season list, 763 return yards were school single-season record... Totaled 1,170 all-purpose yards on season--just 14 yards shy of spot on school's single-season chart... Averaged 126.8 all-purpose yards per game to rank No. 10 in Big 12 for league games only... Saw action on 612 snaps with high of 68 vs. Colorado... Played 40 or more downs 10 times.

2006 (True Freshman): Played in 11 games behind senior wide receiver Trent Shelton and registered four receptions for 82 yards and one touchdown... Averaged team-best 20.50 yards per catch... Totaled season-high two receptions for 62 yards at Oklahoma State, one a 51-yard touchdown catch from Blake Szymanski... Recorded first career catch, 13-yarder, at Texas Tech, and had seven-yard grab vs. No. 16 Oklahoma... Saw action on 57 snaps to pick up first letter... Also ran for Baylor track team.

High School:  Dorsey High School, Los Angeles... Signed with Baylor in 2004 and enrolled in June 2006... Baylor's first commitment to play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl... Caught 39-yard touchdown pass in 2005 All-American Bowl... Ranked California's 50th-best prep and nation's 26th-best receiver in 2004 by Golden State's 38th-best player by SuperPrep... Caught 31 passes for 600 yards and nine touchdowns in final prep season en route to all-city honors... Also played free safety for Dons, totaling 40 tackles, three interceptions and six pass breakups... Had 23 receptions for 496 yards and seven scores as junior... California's first prep ever to capture three consecutive state 400 meter titles, also won Los Angeles City 400 crowns as junior and senior... Won state 400 title in 47.1 seconds as sophomore, then ran 46.3 to claim second state 400 gold medal in 2004 and smoked field by nearly two seconds to win in 45.84 as senior in 2005... 45.84 time in 400 nation's fastest by prep... Also anchored Dorsey's victorious 4x400-meter relay team and ran second leg of its gold-medal 4x100-meter relay team at 2005 state meet... Selected The Los Angeles Times' 2005 Boys' Track & Field Athlete of Year... Played football for coach Ralph Caldwell.

Personal:  Son of Dale and Valeri Gettis, David Alexander Gettis was born Aug. 27, 1987, in Cherry Point, N.C.... Majored in general studies.

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