- College:Eastern Michigan
Signed to the Packers' practice squad on Nov. 11, 2014...Was with the team through the offseason and training camp and was waived at the end of camp...Was on the Packers’ practice squad for the final eight games of the regular season and their playoff game in 2013...Originally signed by Green Bay as a non-drafted free agent on May 22, 2013…Was waived by the Packers during the first roster reduction of training camp on Aug. 26, 2013...Signed to the Packers’ practice squad on Nov. 6, 2013...A four-year letterman for the Eagles, he played both QB and WR during his time at Eastern Michigan, starting 30 games under center throughout his career and making three starts at wideout during his senior campaign…Finished his college career ranked third in school history with 6,836 total offensive yards…Threw for 4,448 and 35 TDs, rushed for 2,388 yards and 14 TDs on 506 carries (4.7 avg.), and caught 14 balls for 132 yards (9.4 avg.) and one TD during his career…Earned honorable mention Academic All-Mid-American Conference recognition as a senior in 2012…Appeared in all 12 games as a senior, making three starts at quarterback and three starts at wide receiver…Finished the season with 548 yards passing, 402 yards rushing and 132 yards receiving while adding five touchdown passes, four rushing scores and a receiving touchdown…Threw for 186 yards and three scores, and added 81 yards and a TD on 11 carries (7.4 avg.) at Ball State (Aug. 30)…Rushed for 162 yards (11.6 avg.) and two TDs, threw for 77 yards and a score and caught two passes for 11 yards (5.5 avg.) vs. Central Michigan (Nov. 10)…Named to the 2011 Academic All-MAC Team as a junior…Started all 12 games at quarterback for the second consecutive season, throwing for 1,504 yards and 14 touchdowns…Rushed for a team-high 736 yards on 169 carries (4.4 avg.) and added three rushing TDs…Scored the game-winning touchdown on a 30-yard run in overtime at Central Michigan (Oct. 15)…Threw for a career-high four TDs vs. Ball State (Nov. 5), a game in which he also posted 126 yards rushing on 18 carries (7.0 avg.)…Was named the MAC’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week, an award presented to a MAC student-athlete who has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and performs well during the week’s athletic competition, after tying his previous career high with four touchdown passes and setting a new career high with 234 yards passing vs. Buffalo (Nov. 12)…In 2010, started all 12 games at QB for the first time in his college career, received the James M. “Bingo” Brown Award as the team’s most valuable offensive player and was named to the MAC All-Academic Team with a 3.72 GPA as a chemistry major…Completed 127 of 229 passes for 1,633 yards and 13 TDs while leading the team with 766 rushing yards on 179 carries (4.3 avg.) and five scores…Recorded season-high totals in every major statistical category in a 41-38 double-overtime win at Ball State (Oct. 16), throwing for 225 yards and three TDs, including the game-winner in overtime, while adding 189 yards and two TDs on 35 carries (5.4 avg.)…As a true freshman in 2009, saw his first collegiate action at Michigan (Sept. 19) following an injury to starter Andy Schmitt…Appeared in nine games during his freshman campaign and started the final three contests of the season…Led the team with 763 yards passing despite starting a mere three games and finished second on the team with 484 yards rushing on 95 carries (5.1 avg.)…Majored in biology and minored in chemistry…Graduated from Clyde (Ohio) High School and recorded a 3.969 GPA…Was named to the all-state academic team in football and earned all-league academic honors four times in football, three times in basketball and baseball, and once in track…Became the first-ever athlete to be named conference Player of the Year twice in football, following his junior and senior seasons…Holds all of Clyde’s career passing records, completing 345 passes for 5,539 yards and 65 touchdowns and rushing for 2,104 yards and 38 touchdowns…Was named The Associated Press Division III Player of the Year as a junior after throwing for 2,773 yards with 38 touchdowns and running for 203 yards and two scores…Lists Kobe Bryant as one of his favorite professional athletes and How I Met Your Mother and Dexter as his favorite TV shows…Enjoys watching John Wayne movies and playing beach volleyball…Credits his mother for influencing him as an athlete, citing their competitive relationship as one of the reasons for his success…Has traveled throughout Europe and visited the Colosseum during a trip to Rome…Last name is pronounced jill-LET…Single, lives in Green Springs, Ohio…Given name Alex Robert Gillett; born in Fremont, Ohio.