UCLA - Gabe is the most experienced of the Bruin tight ends and will again battle for the starting job...He is an outstanding receiver who has steadily improved his blocking skills...Possesses the versatility to also play the H-back position...Enjoyed a very good Spring Practice.
1999 - Crecion spent the bulk of his junior season as the team’s No. 1 tight end...Appeared in all 11 games and started seven of the first nine contests...Led the tight ends and ranked fifth on the team with 12 receptions for 164 yards and two touchdowns...Scored against Oregon State and Boise State...Made a career-high four receptions versus Stanford and had two receptions against Ohio State and Oregon State...Accounted for 39 yards at Arizona State (one catch) and 31 versus Ohio State (two receptions)...His catch against the Sun Devils was the longest of his career...Played at least 30 snaps in nine games, including versus Oregon and Washington, 44 at Oregon State and 40 versus Fresno State and Arizona.
1998 - Redshirted during his third year in the program...Selected UCLA's offensive scout team Player of the Year.
1997 - As a true sophomore, Crecion ranked second among the tight ends with his six receptions, good for 79 yards...Made one catch in each of the first five games...Made a 36-yard catch at Texas, second-longest by a Bruin tight end...Had a 22-yard reception versus Tennessee...Appeared in all 12 games and played at least 10 snaps seven times, including 31 at Texas, 19 versus Arizona, 17 at Washington State and 16 versus Texas A&M.
1996 - The true freshman missed much of Fall camp and the first two games due to a stress reaction in his foot...Made his debut at Michigan, playing eight snaps...Appeared in eight of the final nine games on offense, playing 10 snaps at Oregon and nine at Washington...On the year, he made two receptions for 46 yards (23.0 average) - a 24-yarder at Arizona and a 22-yarder at Washington...Appeared in nine games on special teams.
HIGH SCHOOL - Earned three varsity football letters for coach Rich Lawson at Chaminade College Prep in West Hills, CA...BlueChips Illustrated All-American and rated as the No. 2 tight end in the West...Named to the SuperPrep All-Far West team...Named to the National Recruiting Advisor All-West team...Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100...Selected All-State by Cal-Hi Sports...Named to the All-CIF Division III team...L.A. Times Valley Lineman of the Year for ’95...Daily News first-team All-Valley...First-team All-Mission league...Team MVP...Invited to play in the California-Texas High School All-Star Classic and the San Fernando Valley All-Star game...Caught 19 passes for 337 yards and eight touchdowns in ’95 in a run-oriented attack...As a junior, he was selected team MVP and all-league on both offense and defense...An outstanding baseball player, he lettered four years for coach Denny Barrett, and was recognized as one of the top prep pitchers on the West Coast...As a senior, he batted .453 and was named co-Most Valuable Player of the Mission League.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Gabriel John Crecion...Parents: Peter and Celia Crecion...Born: July 9, 1977 in West Hills, CA...Has two brothers, Steve and Adam...Enjoys baseball and jet skiing...Selected in the 16th round of the 1998 Baseball First-Year Player draft by the New York Yankees...Anthropology major.
Varsity Statistics - G. Crecion
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