Antonio Gibson

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Antonio Gibson
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Gibson in 2020
No. 24 – Washington Football Team
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1998-06-23) June 23, 1998 (age 22)
Stockbridge, Georgia
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Eagle's Landing (McDonough, Georgia)
College:
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 3 / Pick: 66
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Rushing yards:795
Rushing average:4.7
Rushing touchdowns:11
Receptions:36
Receiving yards:247
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Antonio Gibson (born June 23, 1998) is an American football running back for the Washington Football Team of the National Football League (NFL). Born and raised in Georgia, he played college football at East Central Community College in Mississippi for two years prior to transferring to the University of Memphis in 2018. As a return specialist and wide receiver with the Memphis Tigers, he was named American Athletic Conference (AAC) special teams player of the year and received all-AAC honors for both positions in 2019. He entered the 2020 NFL Draft as a running back, where he was selected by Washington in the third round.

Early life and college[edit]

Gibson attended Eagle's Landing High School in McDonough, Georgia, playing for their football, basketball and track teams. As a senior, he was named the Henry Daily Herald's offensive player of the year.[1] Gibson enrolled at East Central Community College in 2016, playing football for them prior to transferring to the University of Memphis in 2018.[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] In 2019, he was named the AAC Special Teams Player of the Year and made first team all-AAC as a return specialist and second team as a wide receiver, becoming only the fourth player in conference history to receive such an honor at two positions.[5] He was invited to the 2020 Senior Bowl as a running back, where he recorded 68 rushing yards on 11 carries.[6]

Professional career[edit]

Gibson scoring a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys, 2020
Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 0+38 in
(1.84 m)
228 lb
(103 kg)
31+18 in
(0.79 m)
8+58 in
(0.22 m)
4.39 s 35.0 in
(0.89 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
16 reps
All values from NFL Combine[7]

Gibson entered the 2020 NFL Draft as a running back prospect, where he was selected by the Washington Redskins in the third round with the 66th overall pick.[8] Washington VP of player personnel Kyle Smith cited his ability to play various positions as a major reason why they drafted him.[9][10][11] He signed his four-year rookie contract on July 22, 2020.[12]

He scored his first career touchdown, an 11-yard run, in Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals.[13] In Week 4 against the Baltimore Ravens, Gibson recorded 128 total yards from scrimmage along with a rushing touchdown.[14] He recorded his first career 100-yard rushing game in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys, rushing 20 times for 128 yards and a touchdown.[15]

In a rematch against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, Gibson rushed for 115 yards and three touchdowns during a 41–16 victory.[16] He was the first rookie to score three touchdowns on Thanksgiving since Randy Moss in 1998, and the first running back on the same day to rush for over 100 yards with three touchdowns since Barry Sanders in 1997.[17][18] He was also named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for his performance.[19] The following week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he suffered a turf toe injury early in the first quarter and subsequently missed the rest of that game and the next one against the San Francisco 49ers.[20][21] Gibson finished the 2020 season leading all rookies in rushing touchdowns with 11, and was also the first Washington rookie to record 1,000 yards from scrimmage since Alfred Morris in 2012.[22]

Statistics[edit]

Regular season
Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2020 WAS 14 10 170 795 4.7 40 11 36 247 6.9 40 0 2 2
Career 14 10 170 795 4.7 40 11 36 247 6.9 40 0 2 2
Playoffs
2020 WAS 1 1 14 31 2.2 11 0 2 4 2.0 3 0 0 0
Career 1 1 14 31 2.2 11 0 2 4 2.0 3 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Torres, Maria (December 23, 2015). "Offensive Player of the Year: Antonio Gibson, Sr., WR/ATH, Eagle's Landing". Henry Herald. Archived from the original on April 25, 2020. Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  2. ^ Barnes, Evan (October 10, 2019). "Memphis' Antonio Gibson motivated by former high school coach's memory". The Commercial Appeal. Archived from the original on April 25, 2020. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  3. ^ Jordan, Jonah (January 27, 2020). "Running back designation only a 'label' for Antonio Gibson". The Daily Memphian. Archived from the original on May 4, 2020. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  4. ^ Goodman, Darius (January 2, 2020). "Antonio Gibson's rise to fame at Memphis was a long time coming". Henry Herald. Archived from the original on May 14, 2020. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Antonio Gibson". gotigersgo.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  6. ^ Fowler, Christian (January 29, 2020). "Antonio Gibson talks Senior Bowl, NFL Draft and breakout season". 247 Sports. Archived from the original on October 29, 2020. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  7. ^ "Antonio Gibson Combine Profile". NFL.com. Archived from the original on January 1, 2021. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  8. ^ Carpenter, Les (April 24, 2020). "Redskins draft offensive playmaker Antonio Gibson with third-round pick". Washington Post. Archived from the original on April 25, 2020. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  9. ^ Selby, Zach (April 28, 2020). "'He's A Swiss Army Knife': Redskins Plan To Use Antonio Gibson As An Offensive Weapon". Redskins.com. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  10. ^ Paras, Matthew (April 30, 2020). "Antonio Gibson's speed desperately needed for Redskins". Washington Times. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  11. ^ Noll, Hunter (April 25, 2020). "Washington Redskins: Antonio Gibson is a multi-headed weapon to unleash". NFL Spin Zone. Archived from the original on January 1, 2021. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  12. ^ Fortier, Sam; Jhabvala, Nicki (July 23, 2020). "No. 2 overall pick Chase Young signs with Washington". Washington Post. Archived from the original on July 23, 2020. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  13. ^ Selby, Zach (September 20, 2020). "5 Takeaways From Washington's Game Against the Arizona Cardinals". WashingtonFootball. Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  14. ^ Dajani, Jordan (October 4, 2020). "Ravens vs. Washington score: Lamar Jackson, Mark Andrews rebound to defeat Washington with ease". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  15. ^ "Football Team's Antonio Gibson: Thrives in workhorse role". CBS Sports. Rotowire. October 25, 2020. Archived from the original on January 1, 2021. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  16. ^ Polacek, Scott (November 26, 2020). "Antonio Gibson's 3 TDs Power Washington to Blowout Win over Andy Dalton, Cowboys". Bleacher Report. Retrieved November 27, 2020.
  17. ^ Shapiro, Michael (November 26, 2020). "Antonio Gibson Ties Randy Moss's Rookie Thanksgiving Touchdown Record". SI.com. Retrieved November 27, 2020.
  18. ^ Fortier, Sam (November 26, 2020). "Antonio Gibson's career day shines a spotlight on Washington's promising young core". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on January 1, 2021. Retrieved November 27, 2020.
  19. ^ Stackpole, Kyle. "Antonio Gibson Named NFL Rookie Of The Week". WashingtonFootball.com. Archived from the original on January 1, 2021. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  20. ^ Keim, John. "Washington Football Team loses Antonio Gibson to toe injury". ESPN. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  21. ^ Keim, John. "Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson out with turf toe injury". ESPN. Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  22. ^ Washington Football Public Relations. "RB Antonio Gibson has surpassed 1,000 scrimmage yards on the season. He is one of seven rookies in franchise history to hit the mark, and the first to do so since Alfred Morris in 2012". Twitter. Retrieved January 5, 2021.

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