David Gru

RS Senior

Newbury Park, Calif.

High School:
Newbury Park HS

Last College:
Ventura CC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185




David Gru


Louisiana Tech Honors 2012 Football Team at Year-End Banquet

Several student-athletes honored for on and off the field performances


Tech Falls at San Jose State, 52-43

LA Tech ends regular season 9-3


Ten Student Athletes Earn Degrees in Fall Commencement

Tech continues to rank high in both the state and WAC graduation rates


No. 22 Louisiana Tech Pulls Away for 51-27 Homecoming Win

Cameron 30-for-39 with three TD passes


Post-Game Notes

No. 22 Louisiana Tech vs. UTSA


Louisiana Tech at San Jose State

Photos from Louisiana Tech's final Western Athletic Conference football game.


Louisiana Tech at Texas State

Photos from Louisiana Tech's game at Texas State on Nov. 10, 2012.


Louisiana Tech vs. Idaho

Photos from the Louisiana Tech vs. Idaho football game.


Spring Scrimmage No. 1

Pictures from Louisiana Tech's first spring scrimmage of 2012.


Poinsettia Bowl


2012 Karl Malone Strength & Conditioning Award

2012: Finished his senior campaign with 16 catches for 200 yards, averaging 12.5 yards per catch while passing 2-for-2 for two touchdowns, both on fake field goal plays, finishing the year with a 530.80 efficiency rating and 24 passing yards ... Caught two passes for 42 yards including a 24-yard reception in a 56-49 win at Houston (9/8) ... Caught one pass for 15 yards against Rice (9/15) ... Did not record a catch at Illinois (9/22) bringing to an end a streak of 16 consecutive games played with a reception ... Caught two passes for 33 yards with a long gain of 19 yards against UNLV (10/6) ... His one catch for 24 yards against No. 22 Texas A&M (10/13) put Tech in the Aggie red zone and set up the touchdown that pulled the Bulldogs within two (59-57) after trailing 27-0 early in the game ... Caught two passes for five yards against Idaho (10/20) ... Caught one pass for eight yards at New Mexico State (10/27) ... On a fake field goal against UTSA (11/3), threw a touchdown pass of nine yards to Malon Lee ... Caught one pass for 10 yards at Texas State (11/10) ... Made four catches for 47 yards in an overtime loss to Utah State (11/17) ... Caught two passes for 12 yards and completed a touchdown pass for 15 yards on a fake field goal at San Jose State (11/24).

2011: Played in all 13 games, catching 26 passes for 339 yards and one touchdown ... Caught one pass for two yards at Southern Miss (9/3) ... Caught one pass for four yards against Central Arkansas (9/10) ... Caught one pass for four yards against Houston (9/17) ... Caught two passes for 24 yards including a 14-yard reception at Mississippi State (9/24) ... Caught one pass for 21 yards against Hawai'i (10/1) ... Had a career day at Idaho (10/8), catching four passes for 28 yards and recorded his first touchdown reception ... Caught two passes for 55 yards at Utah State (10/22) including a 45-yard pass from Richie Casey that set up Tech's first touchdown in a 24-17 win ... Recorded three taches for 32 yards in a 38-28 win over San Jose State (10/29) ... Registered a career-high 72 receiving yards on four catches at Fresno State (11/5) in a 41-21 win ... Caught two passes for 39 yards including a 24-yard reception in a 27-7 win at Ole Miss (11/12) ... Caught two passes for 17 yards in a 24-20 come-from-behind victory at Nevada (11/19) ... Caught three passes for 36 yards in a 44-0 win over New Mexico State (11/26) ... Caught one pass for nine yards against No. 15 TCU (12/21) in the Poinsettia Bowl.

2010:Played in nine games, starting in two ... Caught 10 passes for 122 yards ... Made his Tech debut against Grambling (9/4), catching one pass for a 27 yard gain ... Caught two passes at Texas A&M (9/11) for 14 yards ... Caught three passes for 40 yards against Idaho (10/16) ... Caught one pass for 16 yards at No. 2 Boise State (10/26) ... Matched a career-high three catches for 25 yards against No. 14 Nevada (12/4).

2009: Redshirted 2009 season.

2008: Attended Ventura Community College.

High School: Graduated from Newbury Park High School in 2008 ... Earned two letters in football ... Named first team all-league on defense and was twice named second team all-league on offense ... Helped lead team to an 11-2 record and regional championship his senior year ... Coached by Keith Smith.

David Gru ... Son of Diego and Susana Gru ... Born on July 25, 1990 in Newbury Park, Calif. ... Joined the team as a walk-on that stood out during the 2010 spring practice session under new head coach Sonny Dykes ... Majoring in business.