David Gettis

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David Gettis
No. --     Free agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-08-27) August 27, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Cherry Point, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Los Angeles (CA) Dorsey
College: Baylor
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 6 / Pick: 198
Debuted in 2010 for the Carolina Panthers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Receptions 37
Receiving yards 508
Receiving TDs 3
Stats at NFL.com

David Alexander Gettis (born August 27, 1987) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football for Baylor University.

High school career[edit]

David Gettis was a three-time CIF California State Meet champion (2003, 2004, 2005) in the 400 metres for Susan Miller Dorsey High School in Los Angeles.

College career[edit]

Gettis attended Baylor University, where he played football for the Baylor Bears football.

Track and field[edit]

Gettis was also a standout track athlete in high school. He was the California's first-ever three-time prep state 400 meters champion. He was named 2005 Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year by the Los Angeles Times. He also anchored Dorsey's victorious 4 x 400 meter relay team, and ran second leg of its gold-medal 4 x 100 meter relay team at the 2005 state meet.

He won the state 400 meters title in 47.1 seconds as a sophomore, then ran in 46.3 seconds to claim his second state 400 meters gold medal and ran a personal-best time of 45.84 seconds to win the 2005 state crown, beating Bryshon Nellum, while his time was at the time a high school state record.

His personal bests are 45.84 seconds in the 400 meters and 20.60 seconds in the 200 meters.

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
200 meters 20.60 Los Angeles, California May 11, 2005
400 meters 45.84 Sacramento, California June 4, 2005

Professional career[edit]

2010 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 217 lb 4.39 s 1.56 s 2.59 s 4.41 s 6.94 s 34.5 in 10 ft 4 in 15 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[1][2]

2010 NFL Draft[edit]

Gettis was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the 6th round (198th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.[3]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

2010 Season[edit]

Gettis was first active in week 2 of the 2010 season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He started as the no. 2 receiver, beating out fellow rookie Brandon LaFell, and recorded 18 yards on 2 catches. He had a breakout game in week 7 against San Francisco, recording 8 catches for 125 yards and a season high 2 touchdown catches in a 23–20 Panthers victory.[4] Gettis was nominated for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for his efforts.

Gettis continued as starter for the rest of the season, excluding the week 12 and 13 matchups against Cleveland and Seattle. He finished the season with a team-high 3 touchdown catches, as well as 508 receiving yards on 37 catches, which ranked as second and third on the team, respectively. He also returned 8 kickoffs for 145 yards, and recorded an 88-yard touchdown reception against Baltimore in week 11 – the second longest touchdown reception in Panthers history.

2011 Season[edit]

Gettis injured his left knee in practice in August 2011.[5] After an MRI showed a torn ACL, he was declared out for the entire season and placed on the injured reserve on August 30.

2012 Season[edit]

Gettis came back from his injury and played in 2 games but did not record a reception.

2013 Season[edit]

Gettis was released with an injury settlement on August 31, 2013.[6]

Washington Redskins[edit]

2014 Season[edit]

Gettis was signed by the Washington Redskins to a reserve/future contract on January 7, 2014.[7] He was released on May 12.[8]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On June 17, 2014, Gettis was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[9][10] He was waived on August 4, 2014.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular Season Receiving Rushing Kick Return
Year Team GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Ret Yds Avg Lng TD
2010 Carolina Panthers 15 13 37 508 13.7 88T 3 3 2 0.7 19 0 8 145 18.1 28 0
2011 Carolina Panthers 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 Carolina Panthers 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Totals 17 13 37 508 13.7 88 3 3 2 0.7 19 0 8 145 18.1 28 0

Personal[edit]

Gettis is the cousin of guard Adam Gettis, who was drafted in fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.[12] The two were briefly teammates during the 2014 offseason.

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  2. ^ NFL Draft Scout Profile
  3. ^ "David Gettis - Carolina Panthers - NFL - Yahoo! Sports". Sports.yahoo.com. 1987-08-27. Retrieved 2010-12-03. 
  4. ^ NFL.com: 49ers-Panthers Recap
  5. ^ Panthers' David Gettis tears ACL
  6. ^ Panthers trim roster to 53
  7. ^ El-Bashir, Tarik (January 7, 2014). "Skins sign former Baylor WR Gettis to futures contract". CSNWashington.com. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 
  8. ^ Jones, Mike (May 12, 2014). "Redskins cut wide receiver David Gettis". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  9. ^ Philipse, Sander (June 17, 2014). "Buccaneers sign WR David Gettis". Bucs Nation. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  10. ^ Yasinskas, Pat (June 18, 2014). "Bucs take shot on David Gettis". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  11. ^ Gantt, Darin. "Bucs cut loose David Gettis to add secondary depth". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  12. ^ Hiatt, Gabe (January 7, 2014). "David Gettis A Familiar Target For RGIII". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 

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