In 2008, David Gettis caught the second completion of Robert Griffin III’s decorated college career. On Tuesday, the Redskins announced a roster move reuniting the quarterback and the 6-foot-3, 220-pound receiver.
Washington signed Gettis to a reserve/future contract, adding to the list of seven players the team announced last Friday.
True freshman Griffin III came off the bench for Baylor on Aug. 8, 2008, and made his collegiate debut at home against Wake Forest.
Gettis, a junior, caught passes of 15 and 10 yards from Griffin III that day in Waco, Texas, but the Bears lost, 41-13. A year later in Winston-Salem, N.C. , Griffin III would connect with Gettis on five passes for 65 yards and a touchdown in a 24-21 Baylor victory.
After four years at Baylor, Gettis caught 116 receptions for 1,555 yards and four touchdowns, two of which came from Griffin’s right arm.
The Carolina Panthers drafted Gettis in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He started 13 of 15 games as a rookie, grabbing 27 catches for 508 yards and a team-high three receiving touchdowns. On Oct. 24, he torched San Francisco with eight receptions for 125 yards and two scores.
Then the injury bug halted Gettis’ career. He tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in the Panthers’ 2011 training camp and spend his second pro season on injured reserve.
Gettis then spent the first eight games of 2012 on the physcially unable to perform list while he attempted a coemback from a left hamstring injury. He was active for two games, but recorded no receiving statistics.
The Panthers designated Gettis as waived/injured in the final round of 2013 roster cuts.
Similar to Baylor teammate J.D. Walton, whom the Redskins claimed via waivers on Dec. 19, Gettis will look to forge a healthy new start with his undergraduate quarterback.
At the very least, backup guard Adam Gettis is excited.
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