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#35 Khaliq Gatson
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: New Castle, Del.
High School: William Penn
Major: Computer Science
Experience: 2 Letters
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AT DELAWARE
Fourth-year player as a junior walk-on • will again add depth to the defensive secondary • projected to start season as the No. 2 strong safety behind junior Simba Gwashavanhu • could also add solid support on special teams • one of 20 Delaware natives on roster • recorded three tackles in Blue-White Spring Game in May.

2014 SEASON
Earned second letter as a backup defensive back and special teams player • appeared in 11 games, missing only the season opener vs. Pittsburgh • recorded two tackles on the season, both in CAA road wins at James Madison and Albany • carried the Delaware flag at pre-game vs. James Madison • had five tackles (three solo) in the Blue-White Spring Game.

2013 SEASON
Earned first letter as a backup defensive back • battled injuries and appeared in only one game at Maine • enjoyed an outstanding Blue-White Spring Game performance as he collected eight tackles (five solo) and intercepted a pass and returned it 10 yards • selected by coaching staff to carry out the Delaware state flag in game vs. Towson.

2012 SEASON
Did not see game action in first year at Delaware and retained freshman eligibility • played defensive back on scout teams.

HIGH SCHOOL
Competed in football and basketball at William Penn High School • two-year starter in football for head coach Bill Cole • played free safety, wide receiver, and quarterback during his career • led team to a 6-4 mark as a senior • earned second team All-Blue Hen Conference honors as a senior in 2011 and third team all-conference honors as a junior in 2010 • two-year starter in basketball as a guard and forward • led team to a two-year record of 26-14 • National Honor Society student.  

PERSONAL
Khaliq ("kuh-leek") J. Gatson • born Dec. 27, 1993 • son of Kenneth and Laishon Gatson • oldest of three children • computer science major at Delaware.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
Sacks/TFL
FR/FF
Int./PD
2014 11/0 2 (1) 0/0 0/0 0/0
2013 1/0 0 (0) 0/0 0/0 0/0
Totals 12/0 2 (1)
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CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 1 vs. James Madison, Albany, 2014

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