Cullen Gillaspia (born May 12, 1995) is an American football fullback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M.[1]

Cullen Gillaspia
No. 44 – Houston Texans
Position:Fullback
Personal information
Born: (1995-05-12) May 12, 1995 (age 24)
Katy, Texas
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school:Taylor (Katy, Texas)
College:Texas A&M
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 7 / Pick: 220
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Gillaspia attended and played high school football at James E. Taylor High School.[2]

College careerEdit

Gillaspia walked on to the Texas A&M team as a linebacker. He tied Texas A&M's record for most games played as the 12th Man. Coming into his senior season, Gillaspia moved from linebacker to fullback as Jimbo Fisher shifted to a pro-style offense. He started at fullback in every game and rushed for 33 yards on five carries and caught five passes for 52 yards. Gillaspia recorded six tackles on special teams in 2018. In his final play, Gillaspia scored a 1-yard touchdown in A&M's 52-13 win over NC State in the Gator Bowl, the first touchdown by a 12th man in program history[3]

Professional careerEdit

Gillaspia was drafted by the Houston Texans in the seventh round, 220th overall, of the 2019 NFL Draft.[4] He played 12 snaps on offense during the regular season. In the AFC wild card game, Gillaspia made a crucial block to set up Deshaun Watson for a touchdown run in a 22-19 overtime victory.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NFL Draft & Combine Profile - Cullen Gillaspia". www.nfl.com. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "Houston Texans: Cullen Gillaspia is a versatile ball hawk for special teams". House of Houston. April 27, 2019. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  3. ^ Miller, Alex (April 27, 2019). "Former Texas A&M 12th Man Cullen Gillaspia selected No. 220 overall by the Houston Texans in NFL draft". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  4. ^ "2019 NFL Draft Results: Houston Texans Select Cullen Gillaspia With The 220nd Overall Pick". Battle Red Blog. SB Nation. April 27, 2019.
  5. ^ Zwerneman, Brent (January 10, 2020). "Cullen Gillaspia delivers when called on for Texans". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved January 12, 2020.

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