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Gerald Willis
Player Profile:
Gerald Willis 2206951
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 285
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
High School: Edna Kerr
Other College: Florida
Major: Undeclared Arts & Sciences

2016 (Redshirt Sophomore): Saw action in nine games and totaled 19 tackles (13 solo)...Had 5.5 tackles for loss (18 yards) and 1.5 sacks (eight yards)...Added two pass breakups and one quarterback hurry...Made Miami debut against FAU (Sept. 10) and recorded two solo tackles, both for loss...Had 2.0 TFLs against Owls totaling seven yards, including first sack of college career (three yards)...Totaled three tackles (two solo) with 1.5 TFLs (3 yards) in road win at Appalachian State (Sept. 17)...Had four solo tackles and 1.0 TFL (two yards) in road win at Georgia Tech (Oct. 1)...Totaled two tackles and one half-sack against Florida State (Oct. 8)...Missed games against North Carolina (Oct. 15) and Virginia Tech (Oct. 20) due to injury...Returned against Notre Dame (Oct. 29) and had one solo tackle...Added one solo tackle against Pittsburgh (Nov. 5)...Had one tackle in win at Virginia (Nov. 12)...Totaled two tackles (one solo) and 0.5 TFLs in win at NC State (Nov. 19)...Had three tackles (one solo) and two PBUs in regular season finale win over Duke (Nov. 26).

2015 (Sophomore): Forced to sit out season due to NCAA transfer rules.

2014 (True Freshman, Florida): Played in eight games as a true freshman and recorded 14 total tackles…Also had two quarterback hurries…Forced a fumble in the Birmingham Bowl against ECU at the opponents one-yard line that was recovered by the Gators, preventing the Pirates from scoring…Recovered a fumble against Eastern Kentucky and the Gators scored a touchdown on the ensuing possession.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played in the 2014 Under Armour All-American Game…Named  2013 First-Team All-USA by USA Today and MaxPreps Second Team All-American…Named the All-Metro and District 9-4A Defensive Player of the Year as both a junior and senior…Led Edna Karr to four-consecutive Class 4A state finals berths and four-straight district titles… Recorded a total of 289 tackles with 62 TFL, 36 sacks, one interception and one defensive touchdown during his high school career…Totaled 107 tackles with 43 tackles-for-loss, including 15 sacks, as a senior in 14 games…Named a second-team All-American and first-team LSWA Class 4A all-state recipient as a junior…Recorded 141 tackles with 28 TFL and 15 sacks in his junior season…Chose Florida over Alabama, Arkansas, Florida State, LSU, Nebraska, Texas, Texas A&M and TCU…Coached by Jabbar Juluke and Nathaniel Jones.

 WILLIS CAREER STATISTICS
SEASON G-GS UT AT TT TFL YDS SACK YDS FF FR PBU INT YDS
2016 9-0 13 6 19 5.5 18 1.5 8 0 0 2 0 0
CAREER 9-0 13 6 19 5.5 18 1.5 8 0 0 2 0 0
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