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3   Tom Gilson
Tom Gilson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Mansfield, Mass.

High School:
Mansfield H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 204

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
11/06/1988


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On Gilson: Wide receiver who adds depth to the squad ... Solid team player ... Comes off a strong start to spring football before suffering an injury ... Has good skills and has learned the offense well ... Could be a contributor down the road according to Coach Morris.

As a Redshirt Senior in 2011: Game-By-Game Statistics

As a redshirt registered junior in 2010:Game-By-Game Statistics
• Played in 10 games during the 2010 season
• Had two punts of 78 yards at Rhode Island (11/20)

As a redshirt sophomore in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
Appeared in six games over the season, but did not catch any passes.

As a redshirt freshman in 2008: Made college debut against Bryant (10/25).

As a freshman in 2007: Did not play in any games, working on scout team.

Before College:Played at Mansfield High School ... Four-year letterwinner playing two years each at wide receiver and quarterback ... Compiled a 44-2 record in high school leading his team to the state championships in 2003 and 2004 with perfect 25-0 record at quarterback ... Won back-to-back league titles in 2005 and 2006 with a 19-2 overall record ... Named Sun Chronicle All-Star as a junior and senior ... Boston Globe Division 2 All-Star ... Hockmock League All-Star as a senior ... Played in the Shriner's All-Star Game ... Brockton Enterprise All-Star as a junior ... In two years as a receiver had 54 catches for 1154 yards and school-record 15 touchdowns ... As a senior had 32 catches for 635 yards for a 19.9 yards per catch mark with seven touchdowns ... Served as a team captain as senior in basketball ... State qualifier in triple jump and 4X100 relay in track and field ... Honor Roll st udent for four semesters ... Won three local scholarships.

Personal: Thomas Gilson Jr. ... Born Nov. 6, 1988 ... Son of Lori DeLang and the late Thomas Gilson Sr. ... Brother of Mark, who will be playing football at Merrimack, and Meghan ... Majoring in Kinesiology

1. What was it like playing youth and/or high school football in your home town?
High school football was awesome in my hometown. It was great to play with all of my close friends. We had a great school and town support plus we were good so it was a great experience.

2. What is your favorite memory growing up in your home town?
So many great memories but probably just being with my friends all the time and now still sitting together and talking about those good times.

3. What is it like playing college football?
It's a great opportunity to play at this level and not many people get this chance; only a few guys form my high school went on to play college ball. It takes a lot of time and hard work but it all pays off when you get on that field.

4. What were your thoughts when you learned that the rivalry, dubbed the Colonial Clash, would move to Gillette Stadium?
I was very excited especially because I'm from Mansfield which is literally only about ten minutes away. Its going to be great to have all my close family and friends there to watch me play.

5. What advice would you give young players who have aspirations of playing college football?
I would tell them to work hard and never give up. Follow their dreams and don;'t let anybody stop you from achieving your goals.

6. What do you enjoy the most of your college experience?
Probably the night campus life, spending a lot of time with my teammates and the games.

7. What do you plan to do upon graduating from college?
I am not really sure yet. I want to play football as long as I can and after that I want to either get into the fitness industry or be a personal trainer or law enforcement as a high level police officer.

RECEIVINGgrecyardstdlongrec/gavg/cavg/g
2008 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 11 39 446 0 29 3.5 11.4 40.5
TOTAL 27 39 446 0 29 1.4 11.4 16.5


ALL PURPOSEgrushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2008 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2009 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2010 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2011 11 0 446 0 0 0 446 40.5
TOTAL 27 0 446 0 0 0 446 16.5


PUNTINGgno.yardslongavg
2008 1 0 0 0 0.0
2009 5 0 0 0 0.0
2010 10 2 78 42 39.0
2011 11 0 0 0 0.0
TOTAL 27 2 78 42 39.0


TACKLESguaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2008 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2009 5 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2010 10 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2011 11 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 27 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0


SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Receptions: 6, at Maine, Nov 12, 2011 ; at Old Dominion, Oct 01, 2011 ; at Delaware, Oct 15, 2011
Receiving yards: 72, at Old Dominion, Oct 01, 2011 (6 receptions)
Long reception: 29, at Old Dominion, Oct 01, 2011
All-purpose yards: 72, at Old Dominion, Oct 01, 2011
Punt attempts: 2, at RHODE ISLAND, Nov 20, 2010
Punt yards: 78, at RHODE ISLAND, Nov 20, 2010 (2 punts)
Longest punt: 42, at RHODE ISLAND, Nov 20, 2010
Tackles: 1, Rhode Island, Sep 17, 2011 (1-0)

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