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Chris Gipson
Chris Gipson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dallas, Texas

High School:
Kimball

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 230

Position:
FB

Experience:
1L


2010 (Sophomore): A backup fullback and special-teams contributor, played in nine games, primarily on special teams, where he registered four stops (two solo)...Moved by coaches from linebacker to fullback on Sept. 21 to provide depth at the position, he also changed numbers, exchanging his No. 3 jersey for No. 24...At Nevada (Sept. 11), saw significant playing time at MLB...At No. 9 Utah (Oct. 23), played fullback in the fourth quarter...Did not play in win vs. New Mexico (Oct. 30) with a hamstring pull.

2009 (Freshman): Played in 10 games, with four starts...Finished second on the team with three sacks, and led all CSU freshmen with 56 tackles (23 solo), adding three pass breakups...Did not play in 23-17 win at Colorado (Sept. 6), then made his college debut six days later in 24-23 victory vs. Weber State (Sept. 12), entering the contest in the third quarter on defense...In conference opener at No. 19 BYU (Sept. 26), after starter Alex Williams (knee) left after the game-opening kickoff, made his first career start and registered six tackles and two sacks, playing the entire contest at MLB...Made back-to-back impact plays during second quarter of Cougars contest, his first career sack, dropping Max Hall to force a punt, then on the first snap of the next series, breaking up a Hall pass; in second half, crushed Hall on a well-timed hit and later picked up his second sack...Made a second straight start in bitter 31-29 loss at Idaho (Oct. 3); his first-quarter hurry helped to draw an intentional-grounding flag and force a punt...Sustained shoulder injury at Idaho (Oct. 3) and did not play following week in loss vs. Utah (Oct. 10)...Returned to action as reserve in loss at No. 8 TCU (Oct. 17); his third-down hurry that forced an Andy Dalton incompletion made TCU settle for a second-quarter FG...Started in loss vs. San Diego State (Oct. 24) and tied for the game high with 10 stops, including a PBU in which he nearly picked off late in the first half...Also started loss vs. Air Force (Oct. 31) and left late in the third quarter after aggravating the shoulder injury, and did not return...In loss at UNLV (Nov. 7), shot through the line to sack Omar Clayton for a 10-yard loss, forcing a punt...Played in the second half of last-second loss at New Mexico (Nov. 21)...Late in 17-16 loss vs. Wyoming (Nov. 27), combined to stop QB Austyn Carta-Samuels for no gain on a third-and-1 carry, forcing a FG attempt with 1:29 left.

2008: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.

High School: An honorable mention all-state selection (Texas Sportswriters Association), was a three-year starter and helped Kimball High School in Dallas, Texas, to three consecutive playoff berths, and three straight District 14-4A league titles...As a senior in 2007, had 135 tackles, two INTs, 11 forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries...Also played fullback on offense...Voted district and team Defensive MVP as a senior...Helped the Knights to a berth in the 2007 Class 4A Region II playoffs, where KHS sustained a 13-12 loss in the first round to Samuell...Earned the District 14 league Sophomore of the Year honors after his 2005 season...Was a three-year captain...Head coach was Darrell Jordan...Lettered four years in football and three times in track...Member of the National Honor Society...Also received interest from Kansas, Louisville, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Fresno State, Florida, Notre Dame and Texas.

Personal: Given name Christopher Dontae Gipson...Born Feb. 6, 1990, in Dallas, Texas...Parents are Yolanda Gipson Samuel and Kervin James...Has a younger brother and a younger sister...Cousin, Cam Nelson, is a starting strong safety at Arizona; two other cousins, Marcel and Tashaun, play at Wyoming...Interacted with youngsters at Fort Collins' annual Youth Sports Fundraiser and Football Bash, the day before the Super Bowl at The Edge Sports Center in February before the '10 season...For a week during the summer of 2010, helped struggling students with reading at Bacon Elementary in Fort Collins...A liberal arts major, interested in sports medicine...Hometown: Dallas, Texas.

Division I career statistics

TACKLES

SACKS

FUMBLE

Year

School

GP

GS

Solo

Ast

Tot

TFL

Yds

No

Yds

FF

FR

Yds

Int

Yds

PBU

2009

Colorado State (fr.)

10

4

23

33

56

4.0

20

3.0

18

0

0

0

0

0

3

2010

Colorado State (so.)

9

0

2

2

4

0.0

0

0.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Career totals (two years)

19

4

25

35

60

4.0

20

3.0

18

0

0

0

0

0

3

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