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Elijah Goldtrap
85  Elijah Goldtrap

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Los Angeles, Calif.

High School:
Serrano

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 260

Position:
TE

Experience:
3L

Goldtrap Bio Action 2009 (JUNIOR): Made three catches for 46 yards (15.3 avg.) while appearing in all 12 games ... garnered starting assignments against Kansas and Marshall ... top game statistically came versus Memphis with two receptions for 25 yards ... added one catch for 21 yards against Rice.

2008 (SOPHOMORE): Returned to tight end and snagged three receptions for 39 yards (13.0 avg.) and a TD ... played in all 12 games ... scored on a nine-yard catch at Tulsa ... registered his long reception of 26 yards against Rice.

2007 (FRESHMAN): Contributed nine tackles (seven solo) as a reserve defensive lineman.

2006: Redshirted ... moved from tight end to the defensive line at the end of the season.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Earned All-League, All-Area and All-CIF recognition as a tight end in 2005 ... tallied 21 catches for 305 yards (14.5 avg.) with two touchdowns on offense ... rated as Serrano High School's leading percentage blocker every week ... posted 40 tackles, two sacks and an interception on defense ... All-League and All-Area tight end as a junior in 2004 as well ... had 19 receptions for 330 yards (17.4 avg.) and three touchdowns on offense, and contributed 13 tackles and a sack on defense ... split time at wide receiver, tight end and defensive end during a three-year varsity career at Serrano High School ... helped Serrano to a 14-0 mark and league title as a junior ... high school coach was Ray Maholchic ... competed in baseball (pitcher/first base) and basketball (forward) in high school as well ... earned honorable mention all-league honors on the hardwood.

PERSONAL: Parents are David and the late Lele Goldtrap ... has one brother and one sister ... cousin, Uriah Moena, played football at Hawaii ... full name is Elijah Kavika Goldtrap ... born 3/23/88 (Lancaster, Calif.) ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.

Elijah Goldtrap's Career Stats
Year
GP
Solo TK
Assist TK
Total TK
Rec-
Rec-Yd
Rec-TD
Rec.-YPC
Rec.-YPG
2006
Sat out the year as a redshirt
2007*
11
9
2
11
-
-
-
-
-
2008
12
-
-
-
3
39
1
13.0
3.2
2009
12
-
-
-
3
46
0
15.3
3.8
Total
35
9
2
11
6
85
1
14.2
2.4

* was reserve defensive end.

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