- 2007 Team Walkon Player of the Year
- 2007 2nd-Team Academic All-Big 12
Physical defender who gives the Tigers good size and athleticism and a fearless mentality at the linebacker spot and on special teams, where he's been a standout in the past ... Is likely to continue his role on special teams units in 2010, in addition to challenging for playing time on defense, where he enters spring camp listed third on the depth chart at the middle linebacker position ... Is working to get back to 100 percent health after missing a majority of the 2009 season due to a knee injury ... Last name is pronounced GET-iss.
Was primed to be a significant contributor on both special teams as well as the Tiger defense, but had his season cut short after tearing an ACL in the home opener against Bowling Green on Sept. 12 ... Saw action in each of the first two games of the season before the injury ... Had a pair of tackles in the Black & Gold Game to close spring ball.
Saw significant action in all 14 games, making his impact primarily on special teams ... Made at least one tackle in each of the first three games ... Opened the year with two stops against Illinois ... Made three tackles against Southeast Missouri State and had one against Nevada ... Also intercepted his first career pass against Nevada, returning it 27 yards for a touchdown to put the final touches on a 69-17 Tiger blowout win ... A former walk-on who was awarded a scholarship after the 2007 season ... Changed his jersey number to 35 prior to the spring after wearing 53 previously.
Athletic linebacker who became a special teams standout in his first year as a redshirt freshman, playing in all 14 games on various units ... Made enough contributions to be awarded with the team's Walk-on Player of the Year honor at the annual team banquet in November ... An outstanding student who was selected to the Academic All-Big 12 second team.
Was a four-sport letterman at Houston High School, playing the sports of football, baseball, basketball and track in his time there ... Amassed 323 tackles in his four years playing linebacker at Houston, including 99 as a senior and 121 as a junior when he won First-Team All-Conference honors each year ... Was a Third-Team All-State pick by the coaches as a junior, as well ... Helped lead his team to consecutive appearances in the state semi-finals, in 2004 and 2005 ... Also won honorable mention All-Conference status in baseball as an outfielder and was a Second-Team All-Conference performer in the 4x200 relay in track ...
Parents - Scott & Angie Gettys ... Plans to major in business management at Mizzou, and lists MU's esteemed School of Business as one of the top drawing cards that led him to Columbia.
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