2007 First Team All-MAAC
2006 Second Team All-MAAC
Three-year starter enters his senior season with a team-high 17.5 career sacks ... his sack total ranks tied for 17th nationally among FCS returnees ... his 0.6 sacks per game career average ranks third in the FCS entering the 2009 season ... was named All-MAAC twice prior to Duquesne's move to the NEC.
As a Junior (2008):
Played in nine games with eight starts ... missed the season finale versus Monmouth due to injury ... finished eighth on the team with 35 tackles (14 solo) ... led the team with 7.5 tackles for 53 yards lost ... added 3.5 sacks and broke up a pass ... had a season high seven tackles in each of the first two games (at Bucknell and versus Saint Francis) and matched that total at Robert Morris ... had a game-high two tackles for loss at Bucknell ... was credited with 1.5 sacks against Sacred Heart and had solo sacks versus Saint Francis and Dayton.
As a Sophomore (2007):
Played in all 10 games with eight starts on his way to being named First Team All-MAAC ... tied Travis Decker for the team lead with 11.0 tackles for loss (for -62 yards) ... had a team-high 7.5 sacks (-56 yards) to go along with 42 total tackles (17 solo) ... posted a season-high nine tackles including 2.0 sacks and also returned a fumble three yards for a score in a 51-8 win over La Salle ... was named MAAC Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 12) for his effort ... had eight stops and a pair of sacks at Saint Francis and seven tackles and two more sacks at Sacred Heart.
As a Freshman (2006):
Redshirt freshman played and started the first eight games before missing the final two with a shoulder injury ... ranked second on the team with 6.5 sacks despite missing the two games ... had 8.5 tackles for loss and tied for the team lead with a pair of forced fumbles ... had five solo tackles including a sack and two tackles for loss in the opener at Bucknell ... followed that with a pair of sacks and two forced fumbles to earn co-MAAC Rookie of the Week following DU's 27-7 win at Robert Morris ... had a season-high nine tackles including 2.5 sacks for minus 14 yards at Fordham to earn Rookie of the Week honors for a second time ... added another sack in the win over Marist ... was named Second Team All-MAAC.
Was named Duquesne Spiritan Division co-Student of the Year in the spring of 2007 ... with the award comes the responsibility of orchestrating, participating in and speaking at Spiritan Division events and meeting with the Spiritan Division advisor on a regular basis as one of the leaders of his class ... major: sociology ... date of birth: 4/15/87.
Gardiner's Career Statistics
Year G/GS TT (solo) Sacks TFL Int-Yds PBU FF/FR
2006 8/8 25 (16) 6.5-43 8.5-47 0-0 0 2/1
2007 10/8 42 (17) 7.5-56 11.0-62 0-0 0 0/1
2008 9/8 35 (14) 3.5-29 7.5-53 0-0 1 0/0
Totals 27/24 102 (47) 17.5-128 27.0-162 0-0 1 2/2
Top Tackle Games
TT (solo) Opponent Year
9 (3) La Salle 2007
9 (3) La Salle 2007
9 (4) at Fordham 2006
8 (5) at Saint Francis 2007