7  Christon Gill
Christon Gill


Bridgeport, Conn.

High School:
Bridgeport Central HS

Last College:
Avon Old Farms Prep

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 215



Gold Squad Claims Annual Spring Game over Purple, 16-14

Game-winning TD scored in waning moments of the fourth quarter


Catamount Football Spring Update: Sat., March 29, 2014

WCU holds intrasquad scrimmage to close seventh practice of the spring


Catamount Football Spring Update: Wed., March 26, 2014

WCU moved Friday's practice to Thursday ahead of Saturday's scrimmage


Western Carolina Drops Season-Finale at Appalachian State, 48-27

Karnorris Benson matches single-season TD reception record


Paladins Spoil Western Carolina Senior Day, 32-20

Ramsey, Benson record touchdowns; Sigmon hits two field goals in loss


Western Carolina Football vs. Elon - Homecoming 2013

Western Carolina Football vs. Elon - Homecoming 2013


Catamount Football at Virginia Tech

Catamount Football at Virginia Tech, Sept. 7, 2013


Catamount Football vs. Elon

Catamount Football vs. Elon

2012 (Sophomore): Played in six games, all as a reserve on the WCU defense ... Finished the season with nine total tackles including two solo stops ... All of his tackles came in the road game at Marshall in early September.

2011 (Freshman): Played in 10 of WCU's 11 games, making seven starts as a true freshman ... Finished with 62 tackles to rank third on the team, recording three tackles for eight yards of losses ... Recorded double-digit tackles three times ... Had 35 solo stops, fourth on the team ... Recovered two fumbles including one against Elon and one at Samford, returning the takeaway 20 yards ... Made his collegiate debut in the second game of the year against Mars Hill, recording three total tackles including two solo stops ... Earned his first collegiate start against Furman, securing 11 total hits with four solo stops and a pass break-up ... Posted his career-best of eight solo stops at Appalachian State as a part of his career-high 13 total tackles ... Credited with six tackles in WCU's annual Spring Game.

Prior to Western Carolina: Was a three-time all-league selection as both a quarterback and defensive back as a prep ... the two-way athlete rushed for nearly 2,000 yards and 37 touchdowns, caught 29 passes for 469 yards and six scores while also passing for over 3,000 yards and 21 scores at Bridgeport Central ... On defense at BCHS, was credited with over 230 tackles and 23 interceptions ... Became the first quarterback to win the MVP award at the Thanksgiving Day game ... In one season of post-graduate play at Avon, rushed for 1,159 yards and 20 touchdowns while also hauling in 22 passes for 600 yards and eight TDs - defensively, recorded nine interceptions ... Rated as a two-star athlete out of high school by Rivals.com ... Also played basketball as a prep, earning all-league honors in helping Bridgeport Central win the state championship his senior year ... Was originally recruited by Penn State out of high school.

Personal: Full name is Christon Lamar Gill ... Is the son of Beverly Gill ... Has three siblings - Chakeya, Kelleray and Shynaya ... His brother played football at American International College in Springfield, Mass.


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