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Rick Gerla
17  Rick Gerla
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Louise, Texas

High School:
Louise HS

Last College:
Blinn, Texas, CC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210

Position:
P

Birthdate:
06/27/1980

Experience:
Sq

2001 (Junior) - Did not see game action... served on the scout team.

BLINN COLLEGE - First team all-region and All-America selection... First team All-Southwest JC Football Conference as sophomore... Finished 2nd in the nation with a 43.0 punting average in NJCAA final stats... Had 50 punts for 2,150 yards, with longest kick of 62 yards, and 18 finishing inside opponents' 20-yard line and six inside opponents' 5-yard line... Led punters in the Southwest JC Football Conference with a 43.1 average in league games... Honorable mention all-conference pick as a freshman... '99 Buccaneers were 9-2 and won the Mineral Water Bowl... Member of Blinn College honor roll... Junior college coach was Everett Todd.

LOUISE HS - Lettered and started for all four years in football... Louise HS Athlete of the Year in 1998... Earned U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award... All-State kicker as senior... All-area and all-county as kicker and punter... Earned all-district honors as punter, kicker and quarterback... Football coach was John Baker... Officer in National Honor Society, student council and Future Farmers' Association... Also lettered in track and field, getting 2nd in 200-meter dash and 3rd in 100m at Texas State Championships... Was member of winning 4x100 relay team and was regional qualifier in long jump and triple jump... Lettered four years in basketball and golf... Had role in a campus dramatic production.

PERSONAL - Born June 27, 1980 in Wharton, Texas... Parents are Lawrence and Susan Gerla... Expected to major in mechanical engineering at K-State... Enjoys hunting and fishing... Last name is pronounced "GUR-la."