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Thaddeus Gibson
DE #77
Height:
6-2
Weight:
243
College:
Ohio State
Experience:
2

Biography

 
PRO: Thaddeus Gibson joined the Titans as a member of their practice squad midway through the 2012 campaign.  The 6-foot-2-inch, 243-pounder has experience playing defensive end in the 4-3 system, as well as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme.  The former 2010 fourth-round pick is strong at the point of attack against the run, yet possesses the speed and athleticism to rush the passer.  Prior to arriving in Tennessee, the Ohio State product spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, Houston Texans and Chicago Bears.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Gibson has a love for music and enjoys writing songs and making beats.  He is also learning to play the guitar.  Gibson was drawn to the music industry even more after his cousin Kenny “Kenn Ball” Smith, a talented rapper, tragically passed away in Cleveland in 2012.  Thaddeus and Smith’s family have released some of his music on iTunes.  

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Euclid, Ohio, native was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
•     Released by the Steelers on Oct. 31, 2010 and was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers on Nov. 1, 2010.
•     Released by the 49ers on Aug. 15, 2011 and was claimed off waivers by the Washington Redskins on Aug. 18, 2011.
•     Released by the Redskins on Sept. 3, 2011.
•     Signed to the Houston Texans’ practice squad on Oct. 12, 2011 and released by the Texans on Nov. 23, 2011.
•     Signed to the Chicago Bears’ practice squad on Nov. 30, 2011.
•     Signed to the Bears’ active roster from their practice squad on Dec. 19, 2011.
•     Released by the Bears on Aug. 26, 2012.
•     Signed to the Titans’ practice squad on Oct. 17, 2012.
•     Re-signed by the Titans to a future contract on Dec. 31, 2012.

COLLEGE:
•    Started 23 of 35 games at Ohio State – 13 at left defensive end and 10 on the right side.  Entered the NFL Draft following his junior season.  Finished his career with 82 tackles, 10 sacks for minus-55 yards and 25 stops for losses totaling 86 yards.  Caused five fumbles and recovered three others, returning one 69 yards for a touchdown.  Deflected four passes and gained  five yards on one interception return.
•    As a junior (2009), was an All-Big Ten Conference second-team selection by the league’s coaches.  Moved to left defensive end, starting every game while recording 45 tackles with four sacks for minus-21 yards, as his 13.0 stops for losses of 38 yards tied for 24th on the school single-season list.  Added a quarterback pressure, a pass deflection and a five-yard interception return.  Recovered and caused a pair of fumbles.
•    As a sophomore (2008), named to The NFL Draft Report’s Sophomore All-America second-team.  Was a recipient of the Agonis/Rick Meyer Award from the Ohio State coaching staff.  Started the final 10 games at right defensive end and registered 26 tackles that included five sacks for minus-27 yards and nine stops for losses totaling 38 yards.  Deflected one pass and caused two fumbles. Recovered a fumble that he advanced 69 yards for a touchdown.
•    As a redshirt freshman (2007), saw most of his playing time with the special team units, recording 11 tackles.  Caused a fumble on his lone sack of the season.  
•    As a freshman (2006), was redshirted, participating on the scout team.
•    Majored in African and African-American Studies at Ohio State.

PERSONAL:  
•    Attended Euclid (Ohio) High School, where he was twice named All-Ohio and to the Cleveland Plain Dealer “Best of the Best” all-star team.  The Big 33 selection was also named the Cleveland Touchdown Club’s 2005 Defensive Player of the Year.
•    As a senior, registered 39 total tackles, 10 quarterback sacks and eight stops behind the line of scrimmage, as he also totaled 24 quarterback pressures.
•    As a junior, posted 50 tackles, 17 sacks, 22 pressures and two interceptions.
•    Also excelled as a forward on the school’s basketball team.
•    Follow Gibson on Twitter @thaddgibson
•    Born Thaddeus Gibson on Oct. 21, 1987 in Euclid, Ohio.
 
PRO: Thaddeus Gibson joined the Titans as a member of their practice squad midway through the 2012 campaign.  The 6-foot-2-inch, 243-pounder has experience playing defensive end in the 4-3 system, as well as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme.  The former 2010 fourth-round pick is strong at the point of attack against the run, yet possesses the speed and athleticism to rush the passer.  Prior to arriving in Tennessee, the Ohio State product spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, Houston Texans and Chicago Bears.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    Gibson has a love for music and enjoys writing songs and making beats.  He is also learning to play the guitar.  Gibson was drawn to the music industry even more after his cousin Kenny “Kenn Ball” Smith, a talented rapper, tragically passed away in Cleveland in 2012.  Thaddeus and Smith’s family have released some of his music on iTunes.  

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Euclid, Ohio, native was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
•     Released by the Steelers on Oct. 31, 2010 and was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers on Nov. 1, 2010.
•     Released by the 49ers on Aug. 15, 2011 and was claimed off waivers by the Washington Redskins on Aug. 18, 2011.
•     Released by the Redskins on Sept. 3, 2011.
•     Signed to the Houston Texans’ practice squad on Oct. 12, 2011 and released by the Texans on Nov. 23, 2011.
•     Signed to the Chicago Bears’ practice squad on Nov. 30, 2011.
•     Signed to the Bears’ active roster from their practice squad on Dec. 19, 2011.
•     Released by the Bears on Aug. 26, 2012.
•     Signed to the Titans’ practice squad on Oct. 17, 2012.
•     Re-signed by the Titans to a future contract on Dec. 31, 2012.

COLLEGE:
•    Started 23 of 35 games at Ohio State – 13 at left defensive end and 10 on the right side.  Entered the NFL Draft following his junior season.  Finished his career with 82 tackles, 10 sacks for minus-55 yards and 25 stops for losses totaling 86 yards.  Caused five fumbles and recovered three others, returning one 69 yards for a touchdown.  Deflected four passes and gained  five yards on one interception return.
•    As a junior (2009), was an All-Big Ten Conference second-team selection by the league’s coaches.  Moved to left defensive end, starting every game while recording 45 tackles with four sacks for minus-21 yards, as his 13.0 stops for losses of 38 yards tied for 24th on the school single-season list.  Added a quarterback pressure, a pass deflection and a five-yard interception return.  Recovered and caused a pair of fumbles.
•    As a sophomore (2008), named to The NFL Draft Report’s Sophomore All-America second-team.  Was a recipient of the Agonis/Rick Meyer Award from the Ohio State coaching staff.  Started the final 10 games at right defensive end and registered 26 tackles that included five sacks for minus-27 yards and nine stops for losses totaling 38 yards.  Deflected one pass and caused two fumbles. Recovered a fumble that he advanced 69 yards for a touchdown.
•    As a redshirt freshman (2007), saw most of his playing time with the special team units, recording 11 tackles.  Caused a fumble on his lone sack of the season.  
•    As a freshman (2006), was redshirted, participating on the scout team.
•    Majored in African and African-American Studies at Ohio State.

PERSONAL:  
•    Attended Euclid (Ohio) High School, where he was twice named All-Ohio and to the Cleveland Plain Dealer “Best of the Best” all-star team.  The Big 33 selection was also named the Cleveland Touchdown Club’s 2005 Defensive Player of the Year.
•    As a senior, registered 39 total tackles, 10 quarterback sacks and eight stops behind the line of scrimmage, as he also totaled 24 quarterback pressures.
•    As a junior, posted 50 tackles, 17 sacks, 22 pressures and two interceptions.
•    Also excelled as a forward on the school’s basketball team.
•    Follow Gibson on Twitter @thaddgibson
•    Born Thaddeus Gibson on Oct. 21, 1987 in Euclid, Ohio.
 
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YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2011 CHI 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 SF 2 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 PIT 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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