2 Ashton Gant
2 Ashton Gant
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Pullman, Wash.
High School: Pullman HS '06
Position: WR
Experience: 3L*

2010: Listed as a backup at wide receiver on EWU’s preseason depth chart.

2009: Ankle and hamstring injuries slowed him at midseason, but he returned to catch seven of his 11 passes in EWU’s final two games of the season. After starting versus Sacramento State (9/26/09), he missed the Idaho State (10/3/09) and Weber State (10/17/09) games before returning to catch a 14-yard touchdown versus Montana (10/17/09). He had a career-high four catches for 67 yards in EWU’s playoff-clinching 49-45 win over Northern Arizona (11/21/09). Among his five kickoff returns, four came in the FCS Playoffs against Stephen F. Austin (11/28/09), with a long of 23.

2008: Started against Montana State (10/18/08) and played in seven total games to earn a letter. Caught four passes for 43 yards with a long of 24, and also returned a kickoff nine yards. Two of his catches came in EWU’s final game of the season versus Weber State (11/22/08).

2007: Moved to wide receiver from cornerback in the fall and caught one pass for 10 yards against Montana (10/6/07). He also had an interception he returned 21 yards in Eastern’s opener against Montana-Western (8/31/07).

2006: Redshirted.

HS: Graduated from Pullman HS in 2006. Earned honorable mention 2A All-State honors as a wide receiver from Associated Press as selected by sportswriters and broadcasters. In addition, WashingtonPreps.com selected him to its 2A All-State second team as a running back and honorable mention as a return specialist and defensive back. Named by the Seattle Times as a “White Chip” selection as one of the top 100 recruits in the state of Washington. He and EWU teammate J.C. Sherritt led Pullman to a perfect 14-0 record and the State 2A championship. In a 28-24 title game victory over Archbishop Murphy, he scored a go-ahead touchdown on a kickoff return. He finished his senior season with 27 catches for 693 yards (25.7 per catch) with 11 touchdowns. He returned three kickoffs for scores. Pullman finished second in his sophomore season. Also played basketball, helping lead Pullman to a seventh-place finish in the State 2A Tournament as a junior. He had a stellar track and field career, scoring 72 individual points (not including relays) in four appearances at the State 2A Championships, which all took place at EWU’s Woodward Field. As a senior, he was the leading individual scorer with 26 points to lead Pullman to the team title. He won the long jump with a meet record leap of 22-10 1/2, and was second in the 100 (11.27) and 200 (22.59). As a junior, he was also the classification’s leading scorer with 27 1/2 points that included a leg on the winning 4x400 relay team. He won the long jump with a leap of 21-8 and placed second in the 100 (11.63) and 200 (23.04). As a sophomore, he was second in the long jump (22-7) and third in the triple jump (43-4 1/2). He was third in the triple jump (42-4 3/4) as a freshman. He had personal bests of 22-10 1/2 in the long jump, 44-10 1/4 in the triple jump, 10.65 in the 100 and 22.44 in the 200. Besides Pullman’s team title his senior season, the Greyhounds were also second twice (2005 and 2004) and won the title in 2003. His EWU teammate J.C. Sherritt (’06) also attended Pullman HS.

Personal: Born 4/30/87 in Baton Rouge, La. Health and fitness major.


Year   GP     PC     Hi     Yds    Apr    Apg    TD     Lg
2007   7      1      1      10     10.0   0.1    0      10
2008   7      4      2      43     10.8   0.6    0      24
2009   8      11     4      155    14.1   1.4    1      39
Totals 22     16     4      208    13.0   0.7    1      39


Kickoff Returns: 2008/1-9, 2009/5-76-15.2-0 (long of 23), Totals/6-85-14.2-0 (long of 23).

Interceptions: 2007/1-21.


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