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  Ricky Gary
Ricky Gary

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Pahokee, Fla.

High School:
Pahokee

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 175

Position:
DB

2010 Scouting Report: One of Pitt's most seasoned players in the secondary...eyes a starting role at cornerback...has made 10 career starts heading into his final season... excellent man-to-man coverage skills...a product of Pahokee High in Florida, the same school that produced all-time Pitt great and 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Rickey Jackson.

2009: Played in all 13 games at cornerback, starting two...had 16 tackles, one INT and two PBUs...matched his career high with four tackles vs. Notre Dame...made starts at Rutgers (Oct. 16) and West Virginia (Nov. 27) for the injured Aaron Berry...INT came in the opener vs. Youngstown State.

2008: Played in 12 games at cornerback, starting the final five regular-season games...missed the Sun Bowl due to a right forearm fracture sustained in the Connecticut game...had 12 tackles and four PBUs on the season...had career-high four tackles, plus his first career TD on a three-yard fumble return vs. Louisville when he alertly picked up a dropped lateral.

2007: Lettered in his first active season...played in all 12 games, starting the first three contests of the year at cornerback...also contributed on special teams...had four tackles and one INT...in his collegiate debut vs. Eastern Michigan, intercepted a deflected pass that set up Pitt's second TD of the game...also had two tackles vs. EMU.

2006: Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: Four-year starter for Florida powerhouse Pahokee High...named first team All-Florida Class 2B at defensive back...also garnered first team all-area and all-district...as a senior cornerback, collected 57 tackles, 13 pass breakups and four interceptions, including one pick returned for a touchdown...averaged nearly 17 yards per punt return (287 yards on 17 returns) with one TD...as a running back, averaged 7.5 yards per rush (737 yards on 98 carries) and ran for 11 TDs...led team to a four-year record of 46-6 (.885) and two state championships...Pahokee went 12-2 his senior year and was the Florida Class 2B runner-up...Sun-Sentinel Class 2B Defensive Player of the Year...Palm Beach Post "Super 11"...PrepStar All-Southeast Region...SuperPrep All-Dixie Team...rated one of the nation's top 20 cornerback prospects by Scouts, Inc...selected to play in the Outback Steakhouse All-Star Game...played under Coach Leroy Foster.

Personal: Ricky Ricardo Gary, born 10/22/87, is the son of Theresa Gary and Ricky Lammons...has two brothers and two sisters...is a cousin of Baltimore Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin and former Kansas City Chiefs tackle Willie Jones...social sciences major.