Apr 2010 24

Ohio State Buckeyes Thaddeus Gibson NFL Draft 2010This morning was a good day for Ohio State Buckeye’s player Thaddeus Gibson. He was drafted in the fourth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Here are his stats from Ohio State:

#90 Thaddeus Gibson
Position: Linebacker – LB
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 240
Year: Junior
Hometown: Euclid, Ohio
High School: Euclid
Major: African-American Studies

From OhioStateBuckeyes.com –

Buckeye Bits: rangy, physical defender who has the ability to make tackles sideline to sideline … converted linebacker who delivered quite an impact in 2008 … plenty of big-play potential

2008 (Sophomore): carved a place in the starting lineup at defensive end … 26 tackles, 5 sacks, 9 TFL in 2008 … 6-yard sack in opener with Youngstown State … sack against Troy … four tackles in Big Ten opener with Minnesota … forced a Wisconsin fumble … forced a Purdue fumble and recorded two TFL, a sack and six tackles against the Boilermakers … returned a Michigan State fumble 69 yards for a touchdown … 3-yard sack and five tackles against Penn State … two TFL and an 11-yard sack in Fiesta Bowl … Agonis/Rick Meyer Award from OSU coaches … second-year letterman

2007 (Freshman): part of three special teams units … 11 tackles, 3 TFL for year … recorded a sack and a forced fumble in the win over Wisconsin … special teams dog tags: Youngstown State … first-year letterman

2006 (Redshirt): worked with the scout team and showed steady improvement

High School: collected 39 total tackles, 10 quarterback sacks and eight tackles behind the line of scrimmage as a senior … totaled 24 quarterback hurries … Big 33 Game selection … Cleveland Touchdown Club’s 2005 Defensive Player of the Year … twice named All-Ohio and to the Cleveland Plain Dealer “Best of the Best” all-star team … had 50 tackles, 17 sacks, 22 QB hurries and two interceptions as a junior … also a basketball standout

Personal: son of Gwendolyn Gibson … an African and African-American studies major


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