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  Adam Gunn
Adam Gunn

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Vandergrift, Pa.

High School:
Kiski Area

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 230

Position:
LB

2009 Scouting Report: Gunn will make a welcomed return to Pitt's defense after missing all but one game last year due to a neck injury...a redshirt senior in 2008, he was granted a sixth-year of eligibility by the NCAA...started at Sam linebacker in 2007...transitioned to the middle during the spring and is a favorite to replace departed All-American Scott McKillop as the starter...also excels in the classroom and is a two-time Big East All-Academic Football Team honoree.

2008: Suffered a season-ending neck injury in the opener vs. Bowling Green...collected four tackles and a forced fumble before leaving the game early in the second half.

2007: Started all 12 games at Sam linebacker...team's third-leading tackler with 59 stops...also had six TFLs and 1.5 sacks...against USF had seven tackles and also forced and recovered a fumble on the same play...had a career-high eight tackles, including 1.5 TFLs and a sack assist at Rutgers...had seven stops vs. Michigan State...had five tackles, two TFLs, a seven-yard sack and a PBU vs. Syracuse...had six tackles vs. Navy...had five tackles vs. Cincinnati...made first career start in opener vs. Eastern Michigan and had three tackles with a TFL assist...named to the Big East All-Academic Football Team.

2006: Earned his second letter by playing in all 12 games, primarily in special teams capacities...collected 13 tackles and a forced fumble... had a season-high two tackles in four different games (Virginia, UCF, Connecticut and Louisville)...forced fumble came against Michigan State...named to the Big East All-Academic Football Team.

2005: Played in all 11 games in his first active season to letter...had eight tackles on the year...distinguished himself on special teams by blocking two punts (against Cincinnati and Connecticut)... Pitt's offense parlayed both blocks into touchdowns...in addition to his block in the Cincinnati contest, also had a season-high three tackles and was named the coaching staff's Special Teams Player of the Game.

2004: Redshirted as a true freshman...was a scout team standout, earning the Defensive Prep Co-Player of the Year award.

High School: Considered one of the top defensive backs in Western Pennsylvania and was also a versatile quarterback at Kiski Area...named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAAA All-State Team (second team)...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...had 11 career interceptions...compiled 64 tackles, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles as a senior...at quarterback Gunn threw for 873 yards (completing 45-of-90 passes) with nine touchdowns...also rushed for 234 yards...2½-year starter...two-way starter at free safety and quarterback as a junior and senior...21 career touchdown passes ranked first in school history, while his 2,012 career passing yards ranked second... helped Kiski Area to three consecutive WPIAL Class AAAA playoff berths...rated the nation's No. 25 safety prospect by Rivals.com...Rivals also rated Gunn the No. 19 prospect in Pennsylvania and named him to its Atlantic East "Amazing 80"...SuperPrep All-Northeast Team...rated Pennsylvania's No. 26 prospect by SuperPrep...PrepStar All-East Region...played under Coach Dave Grimm... earned three letters in football, three in track and field and two in basketball...ran for two-time county champion 400-meter relay team...Honor Roll student...Perfect Attendance Award.

Personal: Adam Edward Gunn, born 6/15/86, is the son of Edward and Dona Gunn...has two brothers and two sisters...brother Sanford played football at IUP, while brother Vance played for Army...graduated in April 2008 with a bachelor's in communication and rhetoric...currently enrolled in Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs...a former intern with the Pitt athletic media relations office.