Gary Barnidge
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Gary Barnidge

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Middleburg, Fla.

High School:
Middleburg

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 230

Position:
TE


At Louisville: Has played in 36 career games... has 55 receptions for 836 yards and 10 touchdowns in his career.

2006: Finished third on the team with a career-high 31 receptions for a career-best 511 yards and four touchdowns... averaged 16.5 yards a reception, which was the third-highest on the squad... tied a career-high with five receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown against Pittsburgh... scored on a 32-yard pass against Connecticut... recorded his first two touchdown game against Pittsburgh... tied his career-high with five receptions for a career-best 112 yards -- the first 100-yard game of his career... caught a career-high five passes for 96 yards and a touchdown against Cincinnati... grabbed a 31-yard pass against Middle Tennessee... recorded three receptions for 45 yards, including a 24-yard reception that set up a field goal versus Miami... caught one pass for 17 yards against Temple... tied his career-high with four receptions for 53 yards against Kentucky.

2005: Played in 11 games, including seven starts... finished with 17 catches for 240 yards and two scores... finished fourth on the team with a 14.1 yard per catch average... caught a 29-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against Virginia Tech in the Gator Bowl... recorded a career-high four receptions for 54 yards against Cincinnati... caught one pass for four yards against West Virginia... didn't play against Florida Atlantic because of a sore foot... caught two passes for 19 yards against USF... scored on a four-yard touchdown pass from Brian Brohm against Oregon State... caught one pass for nine yards against Kentucky.

2004: Appeared in 12 games, making two starts... caught seven passes for 85 yards and four touchdowns... recorded first career reception against East Carolina... caught two passes for 25 yards and his first career touchdown versus Memphis... grabbed a 25-yard scoring pass versus TCU... caught a nine-yard touchdown pass versus Houston and a six-yarder versus Boise State.

Before Louisville: Followed in the footsteps of former Middleburg High School product and Louisville tight end Richard Owens, who played four years with the Cardinals ... played both tight end and defensive end ... recorded 17 receptions and five touchdowns ... named to the Florida-Times Union Top 24 ... registered 65 tackles, 10 for a loss, and registered three sacks ... had three caused fumbles, six fumble recoveries, eight quarterback pressures and one blocked kick that he returned for a touchdown ... played basketball, averaging about 18.0 points per game on the hardwood... son of Tena and Brian Barnidge... born 9/22/85... Sports Administration major.

Career Statistics Year GP Rec Yds Avg TD Long 2004 12-2 7 85 12.1 4 25 2005 11-7 17 240 14.1 2 43 2006 13-12 31 511 16.5 4 59 Totals 36-21 55 836 15.5 10 59

    American Athletic Conference NCAA University of Louisville
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