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#41 Aaron Gillaspie
Position: Fullback
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 240
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Littleton, Colo.
High School: Littleton

Honors and Awards

  • 2007 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2008 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2008 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team

2008 Outlook
Aaron Gillaspie enters fall camp with hopes of making a push for playing time at the fullback spot. Gillaspie originally earned a spot on the team through the Huskers’ walk-on tryouts in the spring of 2007. He has good physical tools for a fullback, checking in at 6-2 and 240 pounds.

A native of Littleton, Colo., Gillaspie has a long link to the Big Red program. His grandfather, Tom Gillaspie, lettered as a quarterback for NU in 1945, and his uncle, Jim Levy, was a running back for the Huskers during the 1960s. Gillaspie is strong in the classroom, carrying a 3.65 cumulative grade-point average in management.

2007 (Redshirt Freshman)
Gillaspie served as a backup fullback, but did not see game action.

Before Nebraska (Littleton HS)
A former lacrosse player, Gillaspie scored 15 goals and added eight assists in 2005 while playing for the Nebraska club team. In high school, Gillaspie spent his freshman and sophomore years playing for D’Evelyn High School in Denver, before transferring to Littleton High School. He lettered in football for D’Evelyn in his sophomore year, before turning his attention to lacrosse, where he earned all-state and all-conference honors, as well as being voted Most Valuable Player for the Lions. In addition to his athletic awards, Gillaspie earned eight Honor Roll and two academic all-state selections, as well as an academic All-America nomination.

Personal
Aaron is the son of Andrea and Tom Gillaspie and was born in Lincoln on June 15, 1987. He is a management major at Nebraska and carries a 3.650 cumulative grade-point average. He was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll in the spring of 2008 and the fall of 2007. Gillaspie is also extremely active in the community and earned a spot on the 2008 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team as well as a HERO Leadership Award. Aaron has volunteered with American Education Week, School is Cool Week, Relay for Life and Nebraska’s team hospital visits.

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