36
- Elliott McGaskin
Elliott McGaskin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mobile, Ala.

High School:
Davidson HS

Last College:
Jones County JC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
Safety

Birthdate:
08/22/1987

Experience:
1L



Enters second year at UAB after transferring from Jones County Junior College prior to 2009 season ... expected to again provide depth to secondary.

2009: Played in all 12 games for the Blazers at safety and finished the year with 31 total tackles, including 15 solo stops ... also had one tackle for loss and one sack during the season ... recorded one interception (at UTEP) and returned the pick 44 yards in Blazers' victory ... registered a season-best nine tackles against Marshall ... also had four tackles against Texas A&M and Ole Miss ... recorded at least one tackle in all but one game during the season.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: A two-year standout on the defense at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss. ... as a sophomore last fall, he registered 50 tackles (39 solos/11 assists) ... also had three interceptions for 63 yards with one returned for a touchdown ... contributed five tackles for loss and one caused fumble ... was named first-team All-MACJC South Division ... helped lead JCJC to 7-2 record in 2008 and No. 14 NJCAA national ranking ... as a sophomore in 2007, he recorded 56 tackles (36 solos/20 assists) and had a pair of interceptions for 73 yards .... returned one interception for a touchdown ... was one of top defenders on 2007 Jones County team that finished with a 9-2 mark and a No. 5 national ranking among junior colleges ... JUCO teammate of current UAB teammates Daniel Borne and Darrion Wilson.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Davidson High School in Mobile ... saw action on both sides of the ball as a prep standout ... as a prep senior, he rushed for 1,052 yards and 12 touchdowns while totaling 58 tackles with a pair of sacks and one interception ... his junior season, McGaskin tallied 1,110 yards and 10 touchdowns ... also recorded 97 tackles with one interception as a junior ... earned honorable mention all-state honors as running back for Class 5A.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 22, 1987 at Mobile, Ala. ... son of Jennifer McGaskin ... major is communications.