Gibson with the St. Louis Rams
|No. 13 New England Patriots|
|Date of birth:||August 13, 1987|
|Place of birth:||West Germany|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school:||Puyallup (WA) Rogers|
|NFL draft:||2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 194|
|Roster status:||Injured reserve|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2014|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Brandon Lewis Gibson (born August 13, 1987) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). 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 and Miami Dolphins. He played college football and basketball at Washington State.
Gibson finished his college career at Washington State as the school's all-time leading receiver with 2,756 yards and 182 receptions 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.
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.
|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)
St. Louis Rams
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. 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.
New England Patriots
- Kent, Bob (April 26, 2009). "WR Gibson Thankful For Opportunity". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
- Kent, Bob (June 6, 2009). "Three Draft Picks Locked Up". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
- Wulf, Bo (October 20, 2009). "Eagles Snag LB Witherspoon". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
- Kelly, Omar (15 March 2013). "Dolphins reportedly sign receiver Brandon Gibson". Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida). Retrieved 15 March 2013.
- Wilkening, Mike (March 10, 2015). "Patriots reach one-year deal with ex-Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
- "Patriots sign WR Kevin Dorsey and WR Brandon Gibson". Patriots.com. March 11, 2015. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
- "Patriots place WR Brandon Gibson on IR; Re-sign LB D.J. Lynch". Patriots.com. August 24, 2015. Retrieved August 24, 2015.