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    Brian Gamble
    26 Brian Gamble
    Hometown:
    Massillon, Ohio

    High School:
    Washington

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 197

    Position:
    DB

    Experience:
    4-3

    2007: Played in 10 of 13 games, starting at receiver against Indiana and Northwestern ... Had two catches for 26 yards in the Rose Bowl vs. USC ... Caught two passes for 10 yards and rushed three times for 21 yards, including a career-long 14-yard carry, against Northwestern ... Caught three passes for 27 yards - including his first career TD catch, an eight-yarder - at No. 1 Ohio State ... Caught one pass for a career-long 30 yards against Ball State ... Caught one pass for nine yards at Iowa ... Rushed once for one yard against No. 5 Wisconsin ... Rushed twice for 14 yards against No. 21 Penn State ... Caught three passes for 20 yards at Syracuse ... Caught four passes for 48 yards with a long of 22 in his Illini debut against Missouri.

    High School: Ranked as a top-50 recruit in the state of Ohio by Rivals.com ... Rated a top-100 recruit in the Midwest by SuperPrep ... Rated the 41st-best safety in the nation by Rivals.com ... Played both running back and defensive back at Washington ... For his career, he totaled 184 tackles, 21 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks ... Had seven career interceptions, scoring one touchdown and breaking up 16 passes ... Averaged 5.4 yards per carry for his career, rushing for 2,487 yards and scoring 26 touchdowns ... Also caught 56 career passes for 991 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 17.7 yards per catch ... Earned All-Ohio, all-conference and all-county honors in 2005 ... High school teammate of current Illinois defensive end Antonio James ... High school coach was Tom Stacy.

    Personal: Born June 27, 1989 ... Enrolled in the general curriculum ... Chose Illinois over Minnesota and West Virginia.


    Career Highs:

    Receptions: 4 vs. Missouri, 9/1/07
    Yards: 48 vs. Missouri, 9/1/07
    Long Reception: 30 vs. Ball State, 10/27/07
    TD Receptions: 1 at Ohio State, 11/10/07


    2007 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
    Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
    Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0 4 48 0 22 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48
    Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 1 7 0 7 3 20 0 8 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
    Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 1 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3
    Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 2 14 0 8 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
    Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 9 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
    Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 0 0 0 1 30 0 30 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30
    Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 3 27 1 15 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
    Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 3 21 0 14 2 10 0 7 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31
    Jan 1, 2008 vs. USC 0 0 0 0 2 26 0 20 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26
    Totals 8 40 0 14 16 170 1 30 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 210

    Games played: 10
    Avg per rush: 5.0
    Avg per catch: 10.6
    All purpose avg/game: 21.0
    Total offense avg/gm: 4.0

    2007 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
    Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
    Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct. 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 6
    Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Jan 1, 2008 vs. USC 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 6


    updated 6/08

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