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Cortez Gent
Cortez Gent

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Chiefland, FL

High School:
Chiefland

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
01/04/1987

Major:
Criminal Justice


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Motor City Bowl: Recorded seven catches for 98 yards and a score...longest reception was 19 yards...touchdown was at 10:17 of the fourth quarter and was FAU's final score of the game.

2008: Returned as the squad's leading receiver...had a strong preseason and was a preseason first team All-Sun Belt selection...tallied 74 yards against Texas...showed his athletic ability against UAB with diving catches, eight receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown toss to Chris Bonner for 33 yards...3rd in the Sun Belt in receiving yards...hauled in the game-winning reception at ULM with 22 seconds remaining in the game, amidst double coverage...had two TDs against ULM...had seven receptions for 116 yards and two scores against UNT....had seven receptions for 108 yards and three TDs, including the game-winning overtime catch versus FIU...his three scores versus FIU propelled him into the FAU career record book in touchdown receptions...ended his junior campaign as the program's leading receiver in yards and in touchdown receptions...is second in all-time receptions and games with 75 or more yards.

• Selected First-Team All-Sun Belt
• Selected Phil Steele's Mid-Season All-Sun Belt Second Team
• 104 yards shy of the single-season receiving mark
• Tied with single-season record with nine TDs
• Ranked No. 19 nationally in receiving yards per game and No. 57 in receptions per game.
• Miami Herald second team all-state

New Orleans Bowl: Had three receptions for a total of 52 yards.

2007: Started as a primary receiver...credited with two receptions and a touchdown in the season opener...missed OSU game for family reasons...returned the following game to have his first 100-yard game of his career (109 versus Minnesota)...teamed with Jason Harmon to become the first players to have 100+ yards in a single game...scored a career-long 74-yard TD to put the Owls on top late in the fourth at North Texas...had a season-high five catches and a 20-yard touchdown against Kentucky...selected to Phil Steele's Mid-Season All-SBC Second Team...scored the game-tying touchdown with six seconds left to force overtime at Lafayette...broke his mark with a new career-high 11 receptions in the triple overtime loss to ULM...tallied 142 yards with his longest being a 29-yard reception...Florida was his third game of the season with more than 100 yards... also scored a touchdown against the Gators...backed it up at FIU with four catches for 145 yards and two TDs...earned first team all-state by the Miami Herald.

2006: Saw action in nine games...ended the season with six receptions for 66 yards...his longest was a 21-yard reception at Clemson...had three receptions for 36 yards at Louisiana-Monroe.

2005: Traveled with the squad, but redshirted the season.

High School: Played for Sam Holland at Chiefland High School...played both wide receiver and defensive back, but projected to stay on offense at FAU...may be class' most decorated player after earning All-City, All-County, All-Big Bend...named to the Gainesville Star 1A-3A, Player of the Year...All-State as both a junior and as a senior...runner up for state player of the year...as a senior Cheifland advanced to the state playoffs...ranked as the No. 57 recruit by Scout.com...as a junior he ran the 40 in 4.6...three-sport athlete (football, basketball and baseball...earned All-State on the hardwood as a junior...awarded All-state honors both his sophomore and junior seasons in baseball).

Personal: Criminal justice major...born Jan. 4, 1987, in Gainesville, FL.

FAU Career Receiving
YearGMSNoYdsAvgTDLong
2006766611.3021
20071264108216.9974
2008136093515.6944
Total32130208316.01874
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