Tony Gilbert

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Antonio C. "Tony" Gilbert (born October 16, 1979 in Macon, Georgia) is an American College Football coach at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and former NFL player.

As a player, he was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia. He played high school football at Central High School in Macon. Gilbert has played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Atlanta Falcons.

Personal[edit]

Proud Father to 4 children, Isaiah, Jacobi, Amir, and Brianna

College career[edit]

As a senior at the University of Georgia (UGA), he earned All-Southeastern Conference second-team honors and started every game at middle linebacker. He tied for the team lead with a career-high 114 tackles and recorded 2.5 sacks, 15 stops for losses, 13 quarterback pressures, 1 forced fumble and deflected 2 passes. Member of Zeta Nu chapter of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity at the University of Georgia.

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

He was drafted in the 2003 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. His two sons, Jacobi and Amir, were born the same year.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

He was signed off the Cardinals practice squad in 2003 by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played five seasons with the Jaguars before being released during final cuts on August 30, 2008.

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Two days after his release from the Jaguars, Gilbert was signed by the Atlanta Falcons on September 1, 2008. The move reunited him with Falcons head coach Mike Smith, who was defensive coordinator for the Jaguars during Gilbert's time in Jacksonville. The Falcons released linebacker Tony Taylor to make room for Gilbert on the roster.

On December 8, Gilbert was placed on Injured Reserve due to a hamstring injury. An unrestricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Gilbert was re-signed by the Falcons on February 27.

Second Stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On August 8, 2010, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed Tony Gilbert and two other players.[1] On September 4, 2010, Gilbert was released.

Coaching[edit]

  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC (May 2015 to Present) Defensive Quality Control Specialist / Assistant Linebacker Coach
  • John Milledge Academy - Milledgeville, GA (June 2014 to May 2015) Defensive Coordinator / Linebacker Coach
  • Georgia Military College - Milledgeville, GA (August 2013 to June 2014) Assistant Defensive Backs / Linebacker Coach
  • East Mississippi Community College - Scooba, MS (January 2013 to June 2013) Defensive Line/ Linebacker Coach
  • Auburn University - Auburn, AL (May 2012 to January 2013) Defensive Graduate Assistant / Assistant Linebacker Coach
  • University of Georgia - Athens, GA (May 2011 to May 2012) Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jaguars make roster moves". Jaguars.com. August 8, 2010. Retrieved August 8, 2010. 

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