Gannon Sinclair
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Gannon  Sinclair

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie High

Last College:
N.D. State College of Science

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 270

Position:
TE

Experience:
1L

12/01/2014

Schaffitzel Leads Contingent of Six Bears Named to All-MVFC Squads

Bears' senior safety earns third straight first-team all-conference nod

11/15/2014

Bison Blitz Bears in Home Finale, 45-10

No. 4 North Dakota State scores 42 unanswered points to send MSU to fourth consecutive setback

10/18/2014

Bears Bury South Dakota for First MVFC Victory, 31-12

MSU builds 25-point lead behind Harris, strong ground attack

10/04/2014

Youngstown State Shuts Down Bears' Attack in MVFC Opener

No. 12 Penguins use strong defensive performance to hold off No. 23 Missouri State

09/20/2014

Bonani's Game-Ending Boot Lifts Bears to 33-31 Win at UCA

Senior kicker's 53-yard field goal caps dramatic come-from-behind victory to help MSU to first 3-1 start since 2007

Two-year starter who was acquired as an undrafted free agent by the Arizona Cardinals on May 5, 2015.

2014: Caught 18 passes during his senior campaign, including a team-high 7 touchdown receptions ... Averaged 14.3 yards per pass reception and started all 12 games at tight end ... Earned All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honorable mention distinction in 2014 after his 7 scoring catches rated third in the MVFC during the regular season and fourth on MSU's single-season list ... Graded out at 85 percent overall for the season with three games of 10 knockdowns or more ... Caught the go-ahead 13-yard TD pass in MSU's season-opening win at Northwestern State (Aug. 28) ... Named MSU's Offensive Player of the Week after his effort vs. Oklahoma State (Sept. 6) ... Earned CFPA's National Tight End of the Week following his performance at Central Arkansas (Sept. 20) that included 49 yards on 2 receptions, including a 26-yard TD ... Posted receptions in 11 of 12 games and scored touchdowns in 7 of 12 contests ... Finished career with 29 pass receptions for 361 yards with 10 touchdowns and 20 starts in two seasons for MSU ... Had a 14-yard touchdown reception in the Maroon and White spring game (4/26/14) and finished the spring with 4 receptions for 47 yards and a pair of scores.

2013: Played in all 12 games as a junior transfer while earning 8 starts as a second tight end ... Earned CFPA National Tight End of the Week honors for team's win at Southern Illinois (11/9/13), in which he snagged 5 receptions for 68 yards and 2 touchdowns ... Had TD grabs of 19 and 7 yards in road win over SIU ... His second career catch at MSU was a 10-yard TD reception in home win over No. 15 South Dakota State (10/19/13) ... Finished the season strong with a 4-reception game against Northern Iowa (11/16/13) ... Tallied a pair of special teams tackles in home win over Indiana State (11/2/13) ... Finished year with 11 receptions for 103 yards -- both 4th on the team -- while his 3 TD receptions tied for 2nd best on the club ... Named to AD Honor for spring 2014 semester ...Participated in spring 2013 drills and caught a pass in the club's second scrimmage (4/13/13).

North Dakota College of Science: Sinclair was an ICCAC second-team all-conference pick and first-team academic all-conference selection his sophomore season (2012) at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D. ... Had 16 catches for 234 yards and a pair of TDs as a starter in 2012 for Coach Chuck Parsons' 6-6 Wildcats.

High School: Sinclair played his high school career at Eden Prairie (Minn.) High for Coach Mike Grant's Eagles ... Team was 8-2 his senior season.

Personal: Gannon Troy Sinclair was born 2/5/93 in Edina, Minn. ... Son of Steve and Amy Sinclair of Eden Prairie, Minn. ... Has a sister, Callie ... Majoring in Kinesiology.

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