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Gelo Orange
Gelo Orange

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Naples, FL

High School:
Naples

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 240

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
03/10/1989

Major:
Communication

03/19/2012

Wake Forest Football Hosts Annual Pro Day

Draft-eligible Deacs work out for NFL scouts at Doc Martin Football Complex

11/26/2011

Postgame Notes - Vanderbilt 41, Wake Forest 7

Wake Forest notes from its season finale against Vanderbilt

11/23/2011

Wake Forest in the News, Nov. 23, 2011

Recent headlines on Demon Deacon athletics

12/02/2011

Wake Forest vs Maryland

Wake Forest vs Maryland (11/19/2011)

12/02/2011

Wake Forest vs Vanderbilt (11/26/2011)

Wake Forest vs Vanderbilt (11/26/2011)

Orange Photo Gallery


Received his U.S. citizenship in April 2011 ... Haitian native took the oath of citizenship on April 27 in Charlotte.

2011 (Senior):
Entered off the bench and made two solo tackles against NC State (9.10)... came off the bench to record four tackles against Gardner-Webb (9.17)... recorded 1.5 tackles for loss at Duke (10.22)... started and made six stops, including 0.5 for loss, to close the regular season vs. Vanderbilt (11.26)...

2010 (Junior):
Saw action in 11 games and made two starts ... Tied for 17th on the squad with 22 tackles ... Tallied 2.5 tackles for loss on the year ... Made three tackles in the season opener vs. Presbyterian (Sept. 2) ... Made a season-high six tackles with half a tackle for loss vs. Georgia Tech (Oct. 2) ... Tied for the team lead with nine tackles vs. Navy (Oct. 9), including two tackles for loss and seven solo stops ... Suffered a pinched nerve vs. Navy that limited his effectiveness over the second half of the season.

2009 (Sophomore):
Played in all 12 games with five starts ... Finished 11th on the team with 28 tackles ... Earned his first career start against NC State (Oct. 3) and responded with a season-best five stops including three solos ... Matched his career-high with five tackles against Georgia Tech (Nov. 7) ... Finished third on the team with three sacks ... Recorded 1.5 sacks against Miami (Oct. 31) and a solo sack vs. Georgia Tech ... Also had half-sacks against Clemson, Navy and Florida State ... Recorded the third blocked punt of his career when he broke through against Elon (Sept. 19) ... Moved to defensive end from linebacker during the preseason.


2008 (Redshirt Freshman):
Member of multiple special team units as a redshirt freshman ... Led the team with a pair of blocked punts ... Blocked a punt in each of the last two regular season games ... Against Boston College (Nov. 22), his blocked punt led to Wake Forest's go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter ... Was credited with a 22-yard return against the Eagles ... Also blocked a fourth-quarter punt vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 29) ... Member of the punt return team.

2007 (True Freshman):
Redshirted the season.

High School:
Named first team All-Southwest Florida ... First team all-district and first team all-conference ... Had a team-high 11 sacks for Naples as a senior to go with 68 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 13 pressures, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries ... Helped lead his team to a 12-2 record and the third round of the state playoffs ... Began playing football as a sophomore in high school ... Moved from Haiti to the United States in 2004 to live with his father ... Coached by Bill Kramer.

Personal:
Majoring in communication with minors in sociology and entrepreneurship and social enterprise ... Father is Jean Orange ... Mother is Geronne Orange who still lives in Haiti ... Has a brother, Salmont, who came to the United States in 1998 ... Born March 10, 1989 ... Chose Wake Forest over Colorado, Florida International and Indiana ... First name is pronounced "JELL-oh".

 

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