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2009 Football Roster


Desmond Gee

Class: Sr.
Position: WR
Height: 5-8
Weight: 168 pounds
Previous School: Madison Co.
Hometown: Greenville, FL

Honors: 2009 - Named honorable mention All-Sun Belt by the league's coaches and media ... Named 3rd team All-Sun Belt by Phil Steele ... Voted a permanent team captain by his teammates for 2009 ... 2008 - Voted the most improved running back in strength and conditioning and most improved overall during the spring ... 2007 - Named first team All-Sun Belt as an all-purpose player ... Also tabbed first team all-league by Rivals.com ... 2006 - Named First Team All-Sun Belt Conference as an all-purpose player.

Career Rankings: First in kickoff returns, first in kickoff return yards, third in all-purpose yards.

2009: Played in all 13 games and had seven starts ... Registered 465 total snaps during the season including a season-high 50 at North Texas ... Given 10 winning grades by the coaching staff ... Was second on the team in all-purpose yards with 1,144 and led team with a school record 910 kickoff return yards ... Also rushed for 87 yards and two scores and tallied 13 receptions for 145 yards and a score ... Led the Blue Raiders with 127 all-purpose yards at Clemson with 117 yards coming on six kickoff returns ... Added two receptions in win over Memphis ... Rushed four times for 23 yards and a touchdown at Maryland to go with two receptions and 109 all-purpose yards ... Caught a 24-yard pass for a touchdown at North Texas ... Completed a pass for 29 yards against Mississippi State while also catching two passes ... Had three kickoff returns for 121 yards, including a career long 74 yarder in win over WKU ... Returned five kickoffs for 120 yards in win over FAU ... Had a 7-yard touchdown run against Louisiana ... Recorded 111 all-purpose yards in win at ULM (82 KO, 29 rushing) ... Turned in 111 all-purpose yards in New Orleans Bowl win over USM.

2008: Played 11 games and had nine starts ... His 464 snaps were second among running backs ... Earned 16 winning grades from the coaches with nine coming on special teams ... Had a personal-best 18 carries for 60 yards against Troy and recovered his first career fumble on special teams ... Collected three receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown (62 yards) against Kentucky ... Had 144 all-purpose yards against FIU, including 120 yards on kickoff returns ... Did not play at Louisville due to a death in his family ... Had four receptions against Mississippi State ... Had 141 all-purpose yards in win over ULM, including three catches for 63 yards ... Turned in four receptions for 27 yards and added 37 yards rushing against Louisiana.

2007: Saw action in 11 games and tallied seven starts ... Was second on the team with 29 receptions for 382 yards and four touchdowns while also adding 162 yards on the ground ... Led the team in all-purpose yards with 1,323 while serving as the primary punt and kickoff returner ... Also led the Blue Raiders with 26 plays of 20 or more yards ... Played 420 snaps on the season and earned eight winning grades ... Did not compete in spring practice while recovering from off-season surgery ... Reeled in two catches for 55 yards and a touchdown at FAU in 36 snaps played ... Had two catches for 21 yards at Louisville and also registered seven kickoff returns for 160 yards which went down as the fourth most yardage in a single-game ... Matched his career high with seven kickoff returns for 119 yards at LSU but did not have a reception ... Rushed four times for 35 yards and added two receptions against WKU ... Added two receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown in the win over FIU and finished with a team-best 129 all-purpose yards ... Did not play against Virginia due to an ankle injury ... Came back against Memphis and reeled in a team-best four receptions ... Had three catches in win over ASU and collected five at North Texas ... Recorded four receptions for a personal-best 139 yards against ULM to go along with two touchdowns ... Finished with a career-high 203 all-purpose yards against ULM ... Rushed eight times for a career-best 71 yards against ULL ... Led the Blue Raiders with five receptions at Troy.

2006: Played in all 13 games and earned three starts in his true freshman season ... Was third on the team with 277 rushing yards while adding 27 receptions (second on team) for 351 yards ... Scored eight total touchdowns with five on the ground and three through the air ... Finished the regular season by scoring a touchdown in six straight games ... Led the Blue Raiders with 12 punt returns for 119 yards, including a long of 39 yards in Motor City Bowl against Central Michigan ... Played eight snaps on special teams in his collegiate debut against FIU and again had eight plays at Maryland (all on special teams) ... Rushed seven times for 61 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown run in win over Tennessee Tech (30 snaps) ... Earned a "winning performance" from the coaching staff following the TTU win ... Rushed six times for 14 yards at Oklahoma and was in on 12 plays ... Had 59 yards rushing on 16 attempts to go along with a 2-yard touchdown run in the win over North Texas ... Rushed for 26 yards on five carries and registered his first two receptions against no. 8 Louisville ... Enjoyed a breakout game against Louisiana-Monroe with six receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown ... His TD reception went for 54 yards and proved to be the winning play; he also recorded 18 yards rushing on three attempts and three punt returns for 15 yards (142 all-purpose yards) ... Caught two passes for 30 yards including a 22-yard touchdown in win at Louisiana-Lafayette to earn a "winning performance" ... Rushed for 35 yards on six attempts and had a touchdown in win over FAU ... Led team with two receptions for 46 yards against Arkansas State while adding 25 rushing yards including a seven-yard touchdown ... On the game's first play, Gee reeled in a career-long 73-yard pass from Clint Marks for a touchdown ... Had five receptions against Troy to go along with a rushing touchdown and his first collegiate touchdown pass (15 yards to Stephen Chicola) ... Collected a career-best nine receptions for 63 yards in Motor City Bowl against Central Michigan and finished with 115 all-purpose yards.

High School: Named first team all-state in Class 2A by the Florida Sports Writers Association in 2003, 2004, and 2005 ... Chosen as the Tallahassee Democrat's All-Big Ben Offensive Player of the Year and selected as the first team running back in 2005 after tallying more than 2,200 all-purpose yards (1,600 rushing) and scoring 37 touchdowns ... During his high school career at Madison County, Gee rushed for 6,000 yards and scored 87 touchdowns ... Played in the 2005 CaliFlorida Bowl ... Voted all-state as a junior after rushing for 1,900 yards and 28 touchdowns ... Tallied 1,700 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns as a sophomore ... Earned All-Big Ben (area) honors three straight seasons ... Played for Coach Frankie Carroll ... Nickname is "Ping Pong" because of the way he bounces off defenders ... Also ran track and was runner-up in the state in the 100 meters.

Full Name: Desmond Tavaras Gee ... Parents: Jerome Calloway and the late Tonja Gee ... Born: 11/8/87 ... Major: Exercise Science.



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