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#44 Addison Gillam
Position: Inside Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 225
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Palo Cedro, Calif.
High School: Foothill
Experience: 1 Letter
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Gillam Videos

AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.) - Selected by his teammates as one of six team captains for the season; along with Sefo Liufau, they are the first two permanent captains elected as sophomores in CU history.  He enters the fall atop the depth chart at the “mike” inside linebacker position. He was selected preseason second-team All-Pac-12 by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele’s College Football (third-team by Lindy’s Pac-12 Football), he’s ranked as the nation’s No. 15 inside linebacker by PSCF.  He won the Iron Buffalo Award for the linebackers for his spring work in the weight room.  To no one’s surprise, he led the team in tackles with 28 in the four spring scrimmages (20 solo, two sacks).

2013 (Fr.) - In earning unanimous first-team Freshman All-American honors (Athlon Sports,FWAA, Sporting News, Phil Steele’s College Football, collegefootballnews.com), he was the first freshman to ever lead CU in tackles since they were first tracked in 1964 (a sophomore had only led the team five times in those 50 seasons).  The league coaches saw fit to only make him an honorable mention All-Pac-12 performer (other entities had him as high as second-team), as he earned second-team All-Colorado honors from the state’s chapter of the National Football Foundation.  He was one of three recipients of the Freshman Athlete of the Year at the CUSPY Awards (CU Sports Performers of the Year), sharing the honors with two others as it was an outstanding year for newcomers across the board in several sports.  The coaches selected him as the winner of the Dave Jones Award as the team’s most outstanding defensive player.  He set seven school records for a freshman: the most defensive snaps played in season (838), in a game (86, twice, versus Oregon and California), the most tackles for a season (119, which also included a record 78 solo), the most third down stops in a season (15) and the most tackles in a game (18, versus Oregon, with a record 14 unassisted).  The Colorado NFF chapter selected him as the state’s player of the week for that game as well as for the season finale at Utah, when he had 15 tackles (six solo), an interception, two tackles for zero and two third down stops.  He had 21 tackles at or behind the line of scrimmage, as he had 10 for losses, which included three quarterback sacks, and 11 stops for zero gain.  In recording 10 or more tackles in five games, he also had six passes broken up, three hurries and two touchdown saves and had another three tackles on special teams (all solo).  He opened his career with a monster game against Colorado State: 14 tackles (seven solo, two for losses including a sack and three for zero gains) with four third down stops (he was CU’s Male Athlete of the Week for that game as well as the Oregon contest).  He enrolled at CU for the spring semester and participated in spring drills, emerging first on the depth chart at mike inside linebacker.  He had 10 tackles, one for a loss and two for zero gains, and a fumble recovery in the four main spring scrimmages. 

HIGH SCHOOL - He earned PrepStar All-Far West Region honors at linebacker as a senior, when he was also named first-team All-Eastern League, second-team All-North Coast Section and was named his school’s Most Valuable Player.  He recorded 74 tackles as a senior (39 solo), with eight for losses including two quarterback sacks; he also had seven pass deflections, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.  On offense, he saw action in situational play calls, he rushed 26 times for 253 yards (9.7 per) and five touchdowns, with nine receptions for 117 yards (13.0) and two more scores.  He saw spot duty on returns, with six combined punt and kickoff for 116 yards.  As a junior, he was in on 65 tackles (36 solo), with seven for losses, six passes broken up and an interception.  Again, on offense he saw action in specific situations, with 299 rushing yards on 46 attempts (6.5 per) with seven touchdowns, with eight receptions for 104 yards (13.0) and two TDs.  He returned seven punts for 189 yards (27.0 average) and two touchdowns, one which covered 71 yards against Red Bluff, and averaged 26.6 yards on five kickoff returns (he was Foothill’s Special Teams MVP for the season).  Top games as a senior: in a 42-0 win over Pleasant Valley, he rushed four times for 85 yards and two touchdowns (including a 52-yard run), in a 60-0 romp over Dixon, he scored three touchdowns on four touches (two rushing, one receiving); and in a 30-19 win over Deer Valley, he had 14 tackles (7 solo), with three rushes for 26 yards and a score.  Top games as a junior: in a 34-6 win over Dixon, he rushed 14 times for 148 yards and three TDs, with one catch for 37 yards and another score; and in a 14-7 win over Lassen, he had a season-high 10 tackles (5 solo), with three passes broken up while scoring a rushing touchdown.  Under Coach Bryon Hamilton, Foothill was 10-2 his senior year and 9-3 his junior season, advancing to the second round of the playoffs both years.  He played on the junior varsity team as a sophomore and was on the freshman squad in ninth grade (he has played the sport since the sixth grade).  He also lettered in basketball (also played on the AAU level) and track (sprints); he was a member of Foothill’s 4x100 relay team that set the school record and qualified for the state championships.

ACADEMICS - He is majoring Psychology at Colorado.  He was an honor roll student throughout high school.

PERSONAL - He was born April 7, 1994 in Riverside, Calif.  An outdoor enthusiast, his hobbies include disc golfing, backpacking, snowboarding and cliff jumping.  He signed with San Jose State in its 2012 recruiting class, but was set to grayshirt and enroll there for the spring ’13 semester, but decided to attend Colorado after the coaching change and enrolled in classes in Boulder in January.  He took nine units at Shasta College in Redding in the fall of 2012, but did not participate in sports.   (Last name is pronounced gill-um)

      TACKLES    
Season
G
Plays
UT
AT
TOT
TFL
Sacks
2013
12
838
78
41
119
10-38
3-25
                 
Season
G
TZ
3DS
Hurr
FR
FF
PBU
Int
2013
12
11
15
3
0
0
6
1
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS - Interception Return Yards: 1-11, 11.0 avg.,0 TD (2013). Special Team Tackles: 3,0--3 (2013).
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