Tashaun Gipson

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Tashaun Gipson
No. 39     Cleveland Browns
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-08-07) August 7, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: San Bernardino, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Dallas (TX) Kimball
College: Wyoming
Undrafted in 2012
Debuted in 2012 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • AFC interceptions co-leader (2013)
  • 2nd Team All-Mountain West MWC (2011)
  • Honorable Mention All–MWC (2010)
  • Honorable Mention Scout.com Freshman All-American (2008)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2014
Tackles 170
Interceptions 12
Defensive Touchdowns 2
Sacks 0.0
Stats at NFL.com

Tashaun Gipson (born August 7, 1990 in San Bernardino, California) is an American football safety for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He was signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football for the University of Wyoming.

Early years[edit]

Gipson was a three-sport star at Kimball High School in Dallas, playing football and basketball while also running track. He had an outstanding career and especially an outstanding senior year on the gridiron. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the 4A District 14 Dallas City League and also earned First Team All-District honors both as a cornerback and as a returner. On defense, Gipson made 35 tackles, broke up nine passes and recovered two fumbles. On offense and special teams, he accumulated more than 1,400 all-purpose yards and scored 14 touchdowns while serving as an offensive team captain. During his career, he played quarterback, wide receiver, free safety and also returned punts and kicks. He was recruited by Baylor, Louisville, Fresno State and Idaho.[1]

College career[edit]

Tashaun Gipson played high-school football at Kimball High School in Dallas, TX. He was recruited by schools such as Wyoming, Baylor, Fresno St, and Louisville.[2] Tashaun decided to go to the University of Wyoming not only for the chance at early playing time, but also in order to play with his brother, Marcell Gipson. At Wyoming, both Gipson brothers played cornerback from 2008-2010 for the Wyoming Cowboys football team. Tashaun's season year in 2011 proved to be his best statistically with 95 total tackles (73 solo 22 assist) with 0.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 3 interceptions. During his senior season, Tashaun started the season by playing at the cornerback position, but for the final 8 games of the season he played at the safety position.[3] Tashaun had 3 interceptions as a junior in 2010, and 3 interceptions as a sophomore in 2009. As a freshman Tashaun did not have any interceptions, however along with his brother, Marcell, the Gipson brothers both tied for the team lead in passes defensed with 10 each.[4] Also of note is that Tashaun started every game of his collegiate career at Wyoming.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 206 lb 4.61 s 1.59 s 2.73 s 4.28 s 6.83 s 35 1/2 in 10 ft 2 in 23 reps
All values from Pro Day
2012 season

In Week 14 of the 2012 season, Gipson recorded his first NFL interception against the Kansas City Chiefs. He finished his rookie season with the Browns accumulating 33 tackles and an interception.

2013 season

Gipson entered the 2013 season as the starting free safety. He also recorded a crucial interception against the Detroit Lions on October 13, 2013. He intercepted Jay Cutler on the starting possession at the goal line to force a crucial stand.


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