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Ben McGilton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Carriere, Miss.

High School:
Pearl River Central HS

Last College:
Pearl River CC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 245

Position:
DE

Experience:
2L

Ben McGilton

2007: Started 11 games at defensive end and played in all 12...had 22 tackles on the year with 11 solo stops...totaled 6.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks...returned an interception five yards for a touchdown against Idaho...forced a fumble against Fresno State and recovered one against Hawaii... 2006: Named Academic all-WAC ... started all 13 games for the Bulldogs ... Earned 12 solo stops with 13 assisted tackles for 25 total ... Finished with 5.5 tackles for loss for a total of 26 yards ... Registered a career-high seven tackles, including a sack, against Utah State for a loss of nine yards ... Junior College: Lettered two years for coach Tim Hatten at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Miss. ... Played defensive line for Pearl River ... Helped lead Pearl River to the 2004 Mississippi state title as well as the National Junior College championship title ... Also led Pearl River to the 2005 state title ... Named to the NJCAA Preseason All-American team prior to his sophomore season ... High School: Lettered three years for coach Michael Bradley at Pearl River Central High School in Mississippi ... Played linebacker and defensive line for the Blue Devils ... Helped lead the program to the state playoffs his senior season ... Named all-district as a junior and senior ... Named to the Sun Herald All-South Mississippi team as a senior ... Named to the Picayune Item All-Area team ... Named to the Picayune Item's preseason Fab 12 team prior to senior season ... Named the best defensive lineman in District 7-4A his senior season ... Also a member of the school's powerlifting team ... Threw the discus and shot put for the track and field team ... Getting Acquainted: Son of Patrick and Cheryl McGilton ... Has one brother, James ... Born Aug. 1, 1986, in Jacksonville, N.C. ... Age 21.