Wallace Gilberry

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Wallace Gilberry
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Gilberry with the Cincinnati Bengals
No. -- Free agent
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-12-05) December 5, 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth: Bay Minette, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 268 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school: Bay Minette (AL) Baldwin Co.
College: Alabama
Undrafted: 2008
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2015
Total tackles: 167
Sacks: 31.5
Forced fumbles: 7
Fumble recoveries: 6
Interceptions: 0
Defensive touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Wallace Gilberry (born December 5, 1984) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Alabama.

Gilberry has played for the Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions.

Early years[edit]

Gilberry played his prep football at Baldwin County High School. In his junior season, Gilberry played primarily tight end where he started the last seven games. As a senior at defensive end, he made 61 solo tackles, 16 assists, seven sacks, seven tackles for losses, and deflected six passes. He also caused two fumbles, recovering both.

College career[edit]

Gilberry attended the University of Alabama, where he was redshirted in 2003. He played in 2004-2007 playing in 50 games. He became a starter during his sophomore year.

He finished his career at Alabama with 188 tackles, 60.5 tackles for loss for -223 yards, 21.5 sacks for -135 yards, 5 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries and 38 quarterback hurries.[1][2]

He was a first team selection to the All-SEC Coaches’ Football Team in 2007.[3]

While at the University of Alabama, Gilberry was initiated into the Omega Psi Phi fraternity's Beta Eta chapter in the Fall of 2004.

Professional career[edit]

New York Giants[edit]

Gilberry was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2008, but was released before the regular season began.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Gilberry was signed to the Chiefs in August 2008. He made his NFL debut against the San Diego Chargers on November 9, recording one tackle.

In 2009, he had 20 tackles, two assists, and 4.5 sacks.[4]

In 2010 Gilberry had 3 sacks in one game against the St. Louis Rams. In 2011, Gilberry forced a fumble on Tom Brady after coming from behind and tackling him. The Chiefs recovered, but the recovery barely helped the Chiefs. After the 2011 NFL season, Gilberry was not offered a contract.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Gilberry signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on June 4, 2012, he was released on September 14.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Gilberry signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on September 18, 2012. On December 13, 2012, Gilberry recovered a fumble and ran into the endzone for his first career touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles.

In 2012 he played in 14 games and accumulated a total of 24 tackles 15 solo and 9 assisted, 6.5 sacks a forced fumble and 3 fumble returns.

On March 12, 2013, he re-signed with the Bengals on a three-year, $6.75 million deal.[5]

So far as of week 4 of the 2013 season he has accumulated a total of 4 tackles 3 solo and 1 assisted and 0.5 sacks.

Detroit Lions[edit]

On April 4, 2016, Gilberry signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions.[6] On October 4, 2016, he was placed on injured reserve with an abdomen injury.[7] He was released on October 11, 2016.[8]


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