Born in Provo, Utah ... parents are Jeff and Laura Gillespie ... oldest of six children ... married to the former Stefanie Collings of Midway, Utah ... served an LDS Church mission to Guatemala City (Central), Guatemala ... selected as a National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete ... enjoys fishing, hunting and camping ... recruited by Army, Utah State, Weber State and Idaho State.
A member of the National Honor Society ... a four-year honor roll student at Mountain View High School ... three-year letterwinner ... named all-state first team ... an all-region performer ... recorded 45 receptions as a senior at Mountain View High School ... earned the Golden Helmet award as a senior ... listed as one of Utah's top-10 high school recruits ... named Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune All-State First Team ... also lettered twice in both baseball and basketball.
2002 | Redshirt Year
Redshirted after returning from a Church mission to Guatemala.
2003 | Freshman Year
Earned letterman honors as a redshirt freshman ... saw action on both special teams and at tight end ... named Prep Offensive player of the week agaisnt CSU ... played in both JV games during the season ... participated in spring drills.
2004 | Sophomore Year
Earned letterman honors as a sophomore ... earned Academic All-Mountain West honors ... saw action in 11 games during the season ... saw action at tight end and on special teams ... had one recetpion for four yards at Stanford ... participated in spring drills.