22 Casey Gough
Hometown: Hinsdale, Ill.
High School: Fenwick
Enters 2007 ranked second all-time at Holy Cross in career kickoff return average (25.4), and third in both kickoff returns (54) and kickoff return yards (1,370). 2006: Named an honorable mention All-American and second team All-Northeast Region by Don Hansen's National Weekly Football Gazette ... A first team All-Patriot League selection ... Started every game at cornerback ... Led the team with three interceptions and seven pass breakups ... Ranked second on the team in total tackles with 54, including 48 solo stops and eight tackles for loss ... Also returned 30 kickoffs for 632 yards ... Placed fourth in the Patriot League in interceptions and 25th in total tackles ... Won the Johnny Turco Memorial Trophy for his performance in the victory over Fordham, when he totaled six solo tackles, four tackles for loss, a sack and an interception ... Named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week following the Marist game, when he recorded five solo tackles, two tackles for loss, a forced fumble and an interception ... Had seven solo tackles and an interception in the victory at Lafayette ... Totaled five solo tackles, a forced fumble and two pass breakups at Colgate ... Made six tackles and broke up two passes in the win at Georgetown. 2005: A second team All-Patriot League selection ... Started all 11 games of the season at cornerback ... Ranked fourth on the team with 45 total tackles, including 40 solo stops and three tackles for loss ... Tied for the team lead with three interceptions, and ranked second on the squad with six pass breakups ... Averaged 33.9 yards on nine kickoff returns ... Ranked fifth in the Patriot League in interceptions, ninth in passes defended and 41st in tackles ... Named the Don Hansen's Football Gazette National Defensive Player of the Week following the Yale game, in addition to earning Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week and ECAC Defensive Player of the Week honors ... Totaled a team-high 11 tackles, two tackles for loss, an interception, a blocked extra point and a safety against Yale ... Named the Don Hansen's Football Gazette National Special Teams Player of the Week after the Bucknell game, while also taking home Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week honors ... Had four kickoff returns for 173 yards at Bucknell, including an 84-yard return for a touchdown ... Selected as the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week following the Harvard game, after making six tackles and returning an interception 42 yards for a score ... Had five tackles, an interception and a pass breakup against Sacred Heart ... Recorded five tackles with a fumble recovery and a pass breakup against Colgate. 2004: Selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Played in 10 games, starting all 10 times ... Led the team with eight pass breakups, while ranking fourth on the squad in tackles with 47 ... Had a team-best average of 28.9 yards on 15 kickoff returns ... Ranked second in the Patriot League in kickoff returns and pass breakups, and 30th in tackles ... Also placed fifth in the nation in kickoff returns, while posting the second-best single season kickoff return average in school history ... Named Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week following the San Diego game, after returning five kickoffs for 212 yards ... Had a 92-yard kickoff return against San Diego with 1:19 remaining in the fourth quarter, to set up the tying touchdown ... His 212 kickoff return yards against the Toreros set a Holy Cross single game record ... Recorded four tackles, two pass breakups and his first career interception against Duquesne ... Made a season-high 10 tackles and broke up a pass at Lafayette ... Totaled five solo tackles, a sack and two forced fumbles in the victory at Georgetown ... Had six solo tackles, a pass breakup and a blocked extra point at Colgate ... Recorded five tackles and broke up two passes in the win at Dartmouth ... Made four tackles and broke up two passes against San Diego. 2003: Missed the majority of the season due to injury, and received a medical redshirt ... Played in just two games, seeing time on special teams ... Recorded one solo tackle... Also punted twice, averaging 26.0 yards on two kicks. High School: A three-sport athlete at Fenwick High School, on the football, wrestling and track teams ... Offensive Most Valuable Player of the Chicago Catholic League as a senior ... Served as team captain in football, wrestling and track ... Team won the regional championship in wrestling. Personal: Son of Arnie and Julie Gough ... Father ran track at Notre Dame and was an NCAA finalist in the 110-meter high hurdles ... Majoring in Sociology.
Gough's Defensive Statistics YEAR GP-GS UT AT TT SACK TFL INT PBU 2003 2-0 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2004 10-10 40 7 47 1-7 1-7 1-0 8 2005 11-11 40 5 45 0-0 3-10 3-53 6 2006 11-11 48 6 54 1-7 8-32 3-0 7 TOTAL 34-32 129 18 147 2-14 12-49 7-53 21