John Gibson5

Class
RS JR
Hometown
Missouri City, Texas
High School
Marshall
Height / Weight
6-0 / 185
Position
Defensive Back
Major
Business

Bio

HONORS

  • CFPA KR Performer of the Week – Honorable Mention (11/9/13)

2015 OUTLOOK

Promising corner who should battle for a starting position this season after playing in 26 games over the last two seasons … Good speed and size will make him a good fit at either corner spot.

2014 SEASON 
Played in all 14 games, earning starts in five … Finished the regular season with 32 tackles (16 solo, 16 assists) while tallying a tackle for loss and four pass break-ups … Career-high five tackles at Tennessee (Nov. 22) … Had four tackles against both Arkansas (Nov. 28) and Vanderbilt (Oct. 25) … Career-high two pass break-ups against Toledo … Had back-to-back games with a 0.5 tackle for loss at Tennessee (Nov. 22) and against Arkansas (Nov. 28).

2013 SEASON 
Saw action in 12 games, getting more reps as the season went on, and ended with 14 tackles, 3 pass break ups and an interception … Closed the season by making a career-high 3 tackles in the Cotton Bowl win over Oklahoma State … Fell on a Texas A&M fumble during a punt return, stripped by Morgan Steward, to continue Mizzou’s takeaway streak at 42 consecutive games … returned a kickoff at Kentucky for 62 yards to setup a score on Nov. 9 … that 62 yard return was the longest of the year for the Tiger kick return unit … had a season-best three tackles in the win at No. 24 Ole Miss (Nov. 23) … recorded the first interception of his Mizzou career late in the second quarter of in the game vs. South Carolina (Oct. 26) … broke up two passes while filling into a depleted secondary during the win at No. 7 Georgia (Oct. 12).

2012 SEASON 
Redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL
Came to Mizzou rated by ESPN in the Athlete class, where they put him as the No. 105-rated prospect in the nation … was a first-Team All-District selection as a senior, as well as being named his team’s Co-MVP, and the team’s Offensive MVP … grabbed a pair of interceptions on defense for Marshall in 2011 and also caught 28 passes for 420 yards and nine touchdowns, while he also threw for one score and ran a punt and a kickoff back for touchdowns … made 20 tackles as a junior and broke up seven passes …transferred from Sharpstown High School, where he made 90 tackles, nine interceptions and seven pass deflections over two seasons … high school coach – James Williams.

PERSONAL
Parents – Kendrick Williams & Don Pickens  … plans to study business at Mizzou… chose Mizzou over Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Minnesota, San Diego State and Indiana, among others … cited the personal touch of Mizzou’s coaches, as well as the football program’s impressive graduation rate as major reasons for coming to MU.

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