On Gary: One of the top returning receivers in the Atlantic Coast Conference … will move into Maryland’s career top 20 list for receptions with five more catches and needs just 33 receptions to crack the top 10 … enters his final collegiate season in fifth place on Maryland’s career list for punt return yards (476) … first Terp in school history to lead the team in punt returns three consecutive seasons … can become the first Terp since All-American Gary Collins (1959-61) to lead the team in receptions three straight seasons … has appeared in 31 games over the past three seasons.
2000 (Junior): Appeared in all 11 games, starting in 10 … led Maryland in receiving for the second straight season and in punt returns for the third straight year … set career personal bests in receptions (40), receiving yards (568) and receiving touchdowns (7), nearly doubling his combined reception total from his freshman and sophomore seasons … caught at least one pass in all 11 games … was extremely productive down the stretch, as five of his seven TD catches came in the Terps’ final three games … closed the year with a six-reception, three-touchdown performance vs. Georgia Tech, tying a school record for most TD catches in a game (also Jermaine Lewis vs. West Virginia in 1993 and James Milling vs. North Carolina in 1986) … had a two-touchdown game in a non-conference win over Middle Tennessee State … also had a touchdown in Maryland’s come-from-behind overtime victory over North Carolina State … had a personal best seven catches vs. West Virginia and a personal best 97 receiving yards vs. Middle Tennessee State … his seven TD receptions are tied for fourth-most in a single-season in Maryland history … became the first Terp since Jermaine Lewis in 1994 with as many as seven TD receptions in a season.
1999 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 games, making three starts at wide receiver … Maryland’s leading receiver and punt returner, catching 24 passes for 257 yards and returning 35 punts for an 8.9-yard average … posted a career-high five catches in games vs. Wake Forest and NC State … had a career-best 67 receiving yards vs. NC State … caught at least one pass in eight of the Terps’ 11 games … finished sixth in the ACC in punt return average … equaled his career best with a 34-yard return vs. Western Carolina, when he had five returns for 75 yards … 312 punt return yards were the fourth-highest season figure in Terrapin history … his only kickoff return was an 84-yarder to set up a touchdown vs. No. 9 Georgia Tech.
1998 (Freshman): Played nine games on offense and special teams, but did not catch a pass … team's leading punt returner with 12 returns for 99 yards … had an 8.3-yard average per return … long return of 34 yards came against Temple.
High School: Graduated from Horseheads (N.Y.) High School in 1998 ... named second team all-state and the Star-Gazette (Elmira, N.Y.) co-Player of the Year as a senior in 1997 ... rated New York’s No. 5 prospect overall by SuperPrep ... played wingback and defensive back ... caught 24 passes for 482 yards and seven touchdowns in addition to rushing for 948 yards and 14 touchdowns on just 95 carries ... helped his high school team to consecutive Section 4 Class AA titles as a junior and senior ... scored eight touchdowns of 40 yards or more, including runs of 62, 61, 59, 51 and 43 yards ... high school coach was Joe Matejka.
Personal: Guilian Austin Gary was born June 5, 1980 ... son of Brenda and Gregory Gary ... first name is pronounced “Julian” ... brother, Greg, played baseball at St. Bonaventure … majoring in family studies.
Receiving G-GS Rec Yds Avg TD LP 1998 9-0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1999 11-3 24 257 10.7 0 30 2000 11-10 40 568 14.2 7 33 Totals 31-13 64 825 13.0 7 33 Punt Returns G-GS Ret Yds Avg TD LP 1998 9-0 12 99 8.3 0 34 1999 11-3 35 312 8.9 0 34 2000 11-10 13 65 5.0 0 15 Totals 31-13 60 476 7.9 0 34
Gary Up Close
My goal for the 2001 season is: To lead the team and the ACC in receptions
Someday I would like to take a trip to: The Bahamas
The best piece of advice I ever received was: No matter what you do today, tomorrow is a new day
My favorite moment as a Terp was: The overtime win against NC State