Brandon Gibson

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Brandon Gibson
Brandon Gibson.JPG
Gibson in November 2010.
No. 10     Miami Dolphins
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-08-13) August 13, 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth: West Germany
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Puyallup (WA) Rogers
College: Washington State
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 194
Debuted in 2009 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Pac-10 (2007)
  • Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 (2008)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2013
Receptions 198
Receiving yards 2,372
Receiving TDs 9
Stats at NFL.com

Brandon Lewis Gibson (born August 13, 1987) is an American football wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft and has also played for the St. Louis Rams. He played college football and college basketball at Washington State.

Early years[edit]

Gibson grew up in Puyallup, Washington and graduated from Governor John R. Rogers High School in 2005.

College career[edit]

Gibson finished his college career at Washington State as the school's all-time leading receiver with 2,756 yards and 182 receptions[1] along with 17 touchdowns. He also played for the Washington State basketball team during the 2005-06 season, but decided to focus his attention on football.

In 2007, as a junior, Gibson started 11 games and was named to Phil Steele's Third-Team All-America. Also he was voted First-team All-Pac-10 honors. He set the WSU single-season record for receiving yards in a season with 1,180 on 67 receptions. He also led the team with nine touchdowns, a tie for third most touchdowns in a single season by a WSU Cougar. In 2006 he played in 12 games with no starts. He led the Cougars with 731 yards and was second on the squad in both receptions (49) and touchdowns (four). As a freshman he earned a varsity letter after playing in 10 of the Cougars' 11 games during his debut season. Gibson ended the season with 9 catches for 172 yards (19.2 yard average) and 2 touchdowns.

Gibson seriously considered leaving Washington State to declare for the 2008 NFL Draft due to the team switching coaches, however, the new coaching staff convinced him to stay.[1]

As a senior in 2008, Gibson earned the fourth varsity letter of his career after starting in each of WSU's 13 games. He was named honorable mention All-Pacific-10 Conference and the team Offensive Most Valuable Player. In 2008 he caught 57 passes for 673 yards and two touchdowns. After the season he received an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Gibson pulled his hamstring during the 2009 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama. [1]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-0⅜ ** 206 lb ** 4.59 ** 1.63 ** 2.65 ** 4.54 ** 6.94 ** 34 in.** 9'05" ** 10 ** 15 *

(* represents NFL Combine; **represents Washington State University Pro Day)

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Gibson was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year deal with Philadelphia on June 6, 2009.[2]

After being inactive through the first two games of the 2009 season, Gibson played in his first NFL game on September 27 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Gibson grabs a TD in 2012.

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Gibson was traded from Philadelphia to the St. Louis Rams on October 20, 2009 along with a fifth round draft pick in 2010 in exchange for linebacker Will Witherspoon.[3] In his Ram debut, on November 15, 2009, he caught 7 passes for 93 yards, both Ram records for a rookie playing in his first game. The 93 yards was the most by any Ram receiver in 2009. His seven receptions in the game was also remarkable, as only teammate Danny Amendola had achieved that many receptions in a single game that season.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On March 15, 2013 Gibson signed with the Miami Dolphins.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kent, Bob (April 26, 2009). "WR Gibson Thankful For Opportunity". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  2. ^ Kent, Bob (June 6, 2009). "Three Draft Picks Locked Up". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  3. ^ Wulf, Bo (October 20, 2009). "Eagles Snag LB Witherspoon". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  4. ^ Kelly, Omar (15 March 2013). "Dolphins reportedly sign receiver Brandon Gibson". Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida). Retrieved 15 March 2013. 

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