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David Gettis A Familiar Target For RGIII

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on January 7, 2014 – 3:28 pm



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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5 Responses to “David Gettis A Familiar Target For RGIII”

  1. By james johnson on Jan 8, 2014 | Reply

    the skins are still doing stupid stuff they would be better off without rg3

  2. By R. Williams on Jan 8, 2014 | Reply

    How is this a stupid move? His obviously a big, young , fast receiver who the young QB is familiar with. Why not give him a shot on a small contract to see what he can do? You sound like your picking

  3. By Red on Jan 9, 2014 | Reply

    Hey James! Did you say that last year? Bet you didn’t! He’s the future and haven’t played but two yrs of pro ball.. Good thing your DUMB opinion doesn’t count for a Damn thing….watch him ball again like his rookie season…. Watch and see!!!! Go Skins regardless

  4. By L. Rudd on Jan 9, 2014 | Reply

    Are you really suggesting that picking up a 6 foot 3 inch, 220 pound wide receiver that runs a 4.4 40 for a cheap futures contract is a dumb move? The guy had a very nice rookie year and the only reason that the Panther’s cut him was because of injury and his contract expiring.

  5. By N. McLain on Jan 9, 2014 | Reply

    Gettis could be one hell of a bargain 4.4 speed and 6’3′ 220lbs and rg111 is familiar with him come on this could have a HUGE UPSIDE just having him on the field will have a impact drawing coverage away from Garcon

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