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2015 NFL DRAFT
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John Gill

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 302 | College: Northwestern
 
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2008 Season

True senior … On the Outland Trophy and Bronko Nagurski Award preseason watch lists … Named honorable mention All-Big Ten … Recipient of a Randy Walker Wildcat Warrior Award (presented to a player who demonstrates the work ethic, toughness and attitude of a warrior) … Leads team with 41 career starts … Ranks 21st in Big Ten in TFL's (0.77 pg) … Five stops vs. Illinois, including 0.5 TFL's and the second forced fumble of his career … At Michigan, tied for team lead in tackles with a season-high seven (five solo) and 1.0 TFL … Notched five tackles against Ohio State … At Minnesota, tallied five tackles, including one TFL … Six tackles at Indiana, including a career-best 3.0 TFL's and 2.0 sacks for 19 yards, earning team's defensive big playmaker honors against the Hoosiers … Now ranks ninth in school history in career sacks … Against Purdue, recorded two stops … Four tackles vs. Michigan State … Named team's defensive big playmaker of the game vs. Iowa … Totaled two tackles, which included a TFL, a fumble recovery (third of his career) and a winclinching pass deflection on Iowa's final offensive play of the game … The pass breakup came on a fourth-and-goal with the Hawkeyes down five points … Against Ohio, recorded the first blocked field goal of his career and a fumble recovery of his career … Had one sack for a 7-yard loss and a tackle against Southern Illinois … Now has 10 career sacks and 22.0 career TFL's … At Duke, had one sack for a 7-yard loss … Served a onegame team suspension vs. Syracuse.

2007 Season

Named an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by league coaches and media … Also tabbed a second-team All-Big Ten pick by Rivals.com … Had, perhaps, the best game of his career vs. Michigan: personal-high 10 tackles (five solos), which included a sack, and a QB hurry … Seven of his 10 tackles came on stops vs. U-M's Heisman Trophy candidate, Mike Hart … Helped hold Hart to one of his lowest season outputs: 106 yards and just 3.5 ypc … Named team's defensive player of the game for that performance … Notched three tackles and a 0.5 TFL against Northeastern … One tackle vs. Nevada … Tallied six tackles, including a 0.5 TFL, and a fumble recovery vs. Duke … Named team's defensive player of the game against the Blue Devils … Came back with six tackles against Ohio State … Two of his six tackles vs. the Buckeyes were TFL's, including a pass sack … One tackle vs. MSU … Four tackles, including a 0.5 TFL and a QB hurry, vs. Minnesota … Three tackles vs. EMU … Five tackles, including a TFL, and a pass breakup at Purdue … Four tackles including a pair of sacks and a pass breakup vs. Iowa … Named team's defensive player of the week against Iowa … Four tackles and a pass breakup vs. Indiana … Three tackles, a TFL and two QB hurries at Illinois … Led all NU defensive linemen with 50 tackles and 8.5 TFL's.

2006 Season

Started 11 games at defensive tackle … True sophomore … Totaled four tackles, including three solo hits in season-opening win at Miami (Ohio) … Four tackles, including his first career sack, and a hurry vs. New Hampshire … Six solo tackles, which included a pass sack, at Nevada … Recorded two tackles, as well as a forced fumble, at Penn State … The fumble, which was recovered by NU's Brendan Smith, was the Wildcats' first fumble recovery this season … Had five tackles at Wisconsin … One tackle vs. Purdue … Two tackles vs. Michigan State … Had one of his season's best games on his 20th birthday (at Michigan): season-high seven tackles (five solos), which included a TFL and a fumble recovery … Four tackles, including a TFL, and a pass deflection at Iowa … Five tackles and a quarterback hurry vs. Ohio State.

2005 Season

True freshman who earned a significant number of snaps … Started seven games … Made his first collegiate start in season-opening game vs. Ohio … Registered his first career tackles (two solos and an assist) at Arizona State … Started against Wisconsin and posted three tackles … Notched two tackles as a starter vs. Purdue … Tallied four tackles (three solos) at Michigan State … Three tackles against Iowa … Equaled his Big Ten-best season effort with four tackles, including a 2-yard TFL, at Ohio State … Credited with six tackles (four solos) vs. UCLA in the Vitalis Sun Bowl.

High School

2004 West Catholic Athletic League Offensive Lineman of the Year … Ranked in SuperPrep's top 100 for California … First-team All-CCS (San Jose Mercury News) and first-team All-Metro (San Francisco Chronicle) .. First-team All-Northern California selection … Tabbed the Bay Area's Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance against St. Francis … Played both offensive and defensive line, in addition to long-snapping … The Bells went 5-4 in 2003 (lost in semifinals of playoffs) and 4-6 in 2004 … Also competed in track and field (shot put and discus) … Coached by Mike Janda.

Personal

Born John Singh Gill on 10/28/86 … Son of Ajit and Ann Gill … Communication studies major.

 
 

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