Brendan Gibbons

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Brendan Gibbons
Brendan Gibbons (2012-09-15).jpg
Michigan WolverinesNo. 34
PlacekickerRedshirt Senior
Major: General Studies
Date of birth: August 15, 1991 (1991-08-15) (age 23)
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career history
High school: West Palm Beach (FL) Cardinal Newman
 College(s):
Career highlights and awards
 
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Brendan Gibbons
Brendan Gibbons (2012-09-15).jpg
Michigan WolverinesNo. 34
PlacekickerRedshirt Senior
Major: General Studies
Date of birth: August 15, 1991 (1991-08-15) (age 23)
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career history
High school: West Palm Beach (FL) Cardinal Newman
 College(s):
Career highlights and awards

Brendan Gibbons (born August 15, 1991) is a former American football placekicker for the University of Michigan. After his senior year at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Florida, Gibbons played as a kicker in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January 2009, making a 35-yard field goal and three-of-four PATs.[1] He has completed his redshirt senior season a starter for the 2013 Michigan Wolverines football team.[2] He was a 2012 All-Big Ten honorable mention selection.

Michigan[edit]

Recruiting and commitment[edit]

Gibbons attended Cardinal Newman High School, coached by Don Dicus and as a left-footed kicker played defensive end, fullback and linebacker during his career. He was a two-year varsity letterman, hitting 16-of-21 career field goals and notched touchbacks on 90 percent of his kickoffs in his two years. As a senior, converting 10 of his 12 field goals with a long of 52 yards, seven of which were from 40 yards or longer. Shared the 2008 Lou Groza Award as the Palm Beach County High School Place-Kicker of the Year Award and was also a finalist for the award as a junior. Named to the Special Teams Solutions Elite Class of 2009, recipient of the 2009 High School Maxwell Award for his excellence on the field and in the community. Received first-team all-state honors following junior and senior years. Rated as the No. 8 kicker in the nation by Rivals.com[3] and three-star prospect and the No. 11 kicker nationally according to Scout.com.[4] He committed to Michigan on November 13, 2008.[5] He was a 2012 All-Big Ten honorable mention selection by both the coaches and the media for the 2012 Wolverines.[6][7]

Controversy[edit]

On November 20, 2009, Gibbons was arrested by the Ann Arbor police department under rape charges.[8] No criminal charges were filed by the police.[9][10] The event was covered in the campus newspaper however the University of Michigan has made no public comments at the time.[11][12]

According to a report in The Michigan Daily, Gibbons was "permanently separated" from the school effective December 20, 2013 after a sexual-misconduct investigation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brendan Gibbons chosen to play in the U.S. Army All American Bowl". cardinalnewman.com. Retrieved December 9, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Brendan Gibbons Profile". MGoBlue.com. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Brendan Gibbons Rivals Profile". rivals.com. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Brendan Gibbons Scout Profile". rivals.com. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Brendan Gibbons 247Sports Profile". 247sports.com. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Lewan, Hagerup Win Top Position Awards at Big Ten Banquet". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. November 26, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Big Ten Announces 2012 All-Big Ten Teams and Select Individual Award Winners". BigTen.org. CBS Interactive. November 26, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Police report". Washtenaw Watchdogs. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Public Comments University of Michigan Regents’ Monthly Meeting". Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  10. ^ http://annarbor.com/sports/um-football/no-charges-filed-against-michigan-football-player-accused-of-sexual-assault/
  11. ^ "Katie Steen: Rape culture is real". The Michigan Daily. October 17, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  12. ^ "The Feminine Critique: Sexual assault is a product of culture". The Michigan Daily. September 10, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 

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