Virginia Tech Hokies
- Year: Graduated
As a Recruit: Gayle was recruited from Bethel (Hampton, VA) class of 2009. He committed to Virginia Tech on 7/23/2008. He was recruited by Jim Cavanaugh .
9/26/2011: James Gayle accolades - Earned ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors after posting seven tackles, three tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, three QB hurries in the win at Marshall
7/6/2009: James Gayle enrollment at Virginia Tech
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COLLEGE: 2011: A second-team All-ACC selection at defensive end ... Started all 13 games he played in ... Played over 575 snaps on defense and 36 on special teams ... Had 38 tackles, including 12.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks, along with 20 quarterback hurries on the season ... Earned ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors after posting seven tackles, three tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, three QB hurries in the win at Marshall. 2010: Picked up two starts while playing in all 14 games … Posted 13 total tackles, including 6.5 behind the line and four sacks … Added 12 QB hurries … Won the Excalibur Award during the off-season, the highest honor in the Hokies’ strength and conditioning program … Had a 420-pound bench press, a 420-pound front squat, a 366-pound clean and a 341-pound jerk … Also posted a 38-inch vertical jump and ran a 4.45 in the 40 … Had one or more tackles behind the line in each of Tech’s five spring scrimmages, including at least one sack in four of the five … Had six sacks for the spring with one coming in the Maroon-White game … Won the George Preas Award as the defensive MVP of the spring. 2009: Redshirted while practicing at the stud end position … Benched 375 pounds during off-season testing and posted a 36-inch vertical jump, tops among the ends … Clocked at 4.58 in the 40 … Contributed a pair of sacks during the first Saturday scrimmage of the spring … Added another sack in the final scrimmage … Collected three tackles, including a sack during the Maroon-White game … Earned the Paul Torgersen Award as the top defensive newcomer of the spring. HIGH SCHOOL: An all-star player for Coach Jeff Nelson … A second-team member of The Daily Press Football All-Stars team … A second-team All-Peninsula District member as a defensive end … Registered 96 tackles (60 solo) and 12 sacks as a defensive end his senior season … Tallied 56 solo tackles and 10 sacks as a junior. PERSONAL: James Rashaan Gayle … Born in Los Angeles, CA … Son of James and Michelle Gayle … Enrolled in sociology.
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