- United States
- DE, OLB
- Euclid, OH
- High School
- Past Teams
- Ohio State
- 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Post-OSU Update: Thaddeus Gibson was selected with the 116th pick (fourth round) of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Gibson never played for the Steelers, but did play two games for the 49ers in 2010, totaling three tackles. He also played two games for the Bears in 2011. In 2014, Gibson signed to play in the CFL. (updated: Jun. 2023)
Major: Undeclared (2006-08)
Weight: 240 (2008), 220 (2007)
2008 Media Guide: Converted linebacker who enters 2008 as one of the contenders along the defensive line for the position vacated by All-American Vernon Gholston … a rangy, physical defender who has the ability to make tackles sideline to sideline.
2007: A 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.
2007 Media Guide: A rangy, physical linebacker who has the ability to make tackles sideline to sideline … impressed OSU coaches in practice last year and is ready to contribute … ranked the No. 6 overall prospect among Ohio’s seniors and ranked the No. 9 outside linebacker prospect in the country.
2006 Media Guide: Ranked the No. 6 overall prospect among Ohio’s seniors and ranked the No. 9 outside linebacker prospect in the country … a rangy, physical linebacker who has the ability to make tackles sideline to sideline.
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 … likes to listen to R&B music before games … favorite cartoon character is Simba from The Lion King … favorite NFL player is Joey Porter … favorite American from history is Carter Woodson.
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