Antonio Gibson (running back)

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Antonio Gibson
No. 24 – Washington Redskins
Position:Running back / wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1998-06-23) June 23, 1998 (age 21)
Stockbridge, Georgia
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school:Eagle's Landing
(McDonough, Georgia)
College:Memphis
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66
Career history
Roster status:Unsigned draft pick
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Antonio Gibson is an American football running back and wide receiver for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Memphis, and was drafted by the Redskins in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Gibson attended Eagle's Landing High School in McDonough, Georgia. He played football, basketball and ran track in high school. As a senior he was the Henry Harold Offensive Player of the Year.[1]

College career[edit]

Gibson played college football at East Central Community College for two years prior to transferring to the University of Memphis.[2] In his two years at East Central, he had 50 receptions for 871 receiving yards with 13 touchdowns, 27 kick returns, 554 kick-return yards and 249 rushing yards. He played wide receiver and running back at Memphis.[3] In his two years he had 44 receptions for 834 yards with 10 touchdowns, 369 rushing yards and four touchdowns and 647 return yards and a touchdown.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Gibson was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the third round, 66th overall, of the 2020 NFL Draft.[5] The team cited his ability to take snaps at both running back and wide receiver as a major reason why they drafted him, with Redskins VP of player personnel Kyle Smith calling him a "swiss army knife" due to his versatility.[6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ mtorres@henryherald.com, By Maria Torres. "Offensive Player of the Year: Antonio Gibson, Sr., WR/ATH, Eagle's Landing". Henry Herald. Archived from the original on 2020-04-25. Retrieved 2020-04-19.
  2. ^ Barnes, Evan. "Memphis' Antonio Gibson motivated by former high school coach's memory". The Commercial Appeal. Archived from the original on 2020-04-25. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  3. ^ "Running back designation only a 'label' for Antonio Gibson". The Daily Memphian. Archived from the original on 2020-05-04. Retrieved 2020-03-12.
  4. ^ dgoodman@henryherald.com, Darius Goodman. "Antonio Gibson's rise to fame at Memphis was a long time coming". Henry Herald.
  5. ^ Carpenter, Les. "Redskins draft offensive playmaker Antonio Gibson with third-round pick". Washington Post. Archived from the original on 25 April 2020. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  6. ^ Selby, Zach. "'He's A Swiss Army Knife': Redskins Plan To Use Antonio Gibson As An Offensive Weapon". Redskins.com. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  7. ^ Paras, Matthew. "Antonio Gibson's speed desperately needed for Redskins". Washington Times. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  8. ^ Noll, Hunter. "Washington Redskins: Antonio Gibson is a multi-headed weapon to unleash". NFL Spin Zone. Retrieved 14 May 2020.

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