7 - Keith Gamble
Keith Gamble
Height: 5-9
Weight: 170
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Sumter, S.C.
High School: Crestwood
Position: DB

ON GAMBLE: Will be in competition for a starting job at a cornerback position this season ... has played in all 33 games with 13 starts over the past three years ... became more comfortable in his role during the spring ... enters his senior season with career totals of 53 tackles and 54 kickoff returns for 1,287 yards ... his average of 23.8 yards per kickoff return is the fifth-best career mark in school history.

JUNIOR (2011): Played in all 11 games with four starts and made 24 tackles ... returned 25 kickoffs for 532 yards with his average of 21.3 ranking eighth in the Southern Conference ... made a career-high seven tackles vs. Elon and had a season-long 42-yard kickoff return vs. VMI.

SOPHOMORE (2010): Played in 11 games with nine starts and made 21 tackles while breaking up one pass ... returned 20 kickoffs for 499 yards for an average of 25.0 per attempt, tied for the fourth on The Citadel single-season list ... would have ranked second in the SoCon if he had enough returns to qualify ... had a season-high six tackles vs. Samford ... had a career-long 87-yard return vs. Elon and averaged 31.0 yards on three returns vs. Samford.

FRESHMAN (2009): Played in all 11 games as a reserve cornerback during his redshirt freshman season ... scored on an 89-yard interception return vs. Presbyterian ... had eight tackles on the year including two in his first college game vs. North Carolina ... returned nine kickoffs for 256 yards for an average of 28.4 per attempt ... averaged 33.0 yards on five returns vs. Wofford with a season-long 46-yarder.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Crestwood High School ... lettered in football, basketball, track and field and weightlifting ... made 70 tackles, three tackles for loss, nine pass breakups and three interceptions while returning 13 punts for 209 yards and four kickoffs for 62 yards his senior season ... named team's best defensive back and all-area and all-region ... also chosen all-area and all-region and team's MVP in basketball ... member of region championship team in basketball.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 18, 1990 on Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, S.C. ... son of Keith and Mildred Gamble ... majoring in business administration.

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