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      Gibril Wilson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

Last College:
City College of San Francisco

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
DB

Experience:
2L

Full name: Gibril Donald Wilson ... Born: Nov. 12, 1981 ... Jersey number: 8.

HONORS -
2003 SEC Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 29) CAREER - Games/Started: 26/20.

2003 -
Games/Started 13/13 ... One of UT's most productive defenders during the last half of the regular season ... Hard-hitting safety recorded 114 tackles during the 2003 season (including eight for loss) to rank second on the team ... Game highs in tackles vs. Auburn, Georgia, Duke, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Kentucky ... Had 99 tackles in his last nine games ... His 12 passes defended led all Volunteers ... First on the team with 21 big plays ... Made three tackles, including one sack in the win over Fresno State ... Recorded six stops and a PBU against South Carolina ... Had a strong showing at Auburn, posting 13 tackles and forcing a fumble ... Tied for the team lead with 12 tackles vs. Georgia ... Tallied 10 tackles during the Vols' victory at Alabama ... Made nine tackles against Miami and also grabbed his first career interception against the Hurricanes ... Led the Vols' defensive corps with nine solo tackles against Mississippi State and also made a highlight-reel interception, deflecting a pass and then grabbing the football off the back of an MSU wideout ... Recorded three PBUs and a team-high 11 tackles in the shutout of Vanderbilt, including one TFL ... In his final regular-season collegiate contest, he defended three passes and posted a team-high nine solo tackles, including one for loss and one sack at Kentucky to garner SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors ... Posted eight tackles and grabbed an interception vs. Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, his final game as a Vol.


2002 - Games/Started 12/6 ... The junior college transfer made an immediate impact in the Vols' secondary ... Hard hitter who ranked fourth on the team with 67 tackles ... Had 2.5 quarterback sacks and forced a fumble ... Started six games at strong safety ... Best game of season came against Georgia when he recorded 11 tackles ... Recorded sacks against Florida and Arkansas ... Forced fumble came against the Gators.

JUNIOR COLLEGE - Enrolled at UT in January 2002 ... Named first team junior college All-America as a sophomore at City College of San Francisco ... All-Golden Gate Conference as a freshman and sophomore ... Had 135 career tackles, 91/2 sacks and 5 interceptions while at CCSF ... Helped CCSF win two national, state and conference titles ... Coach at City College of San Francisco: George Rush ...

HIGH SCHOOL - Attended Oak Grove High School in San Jose.

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
TOT
FUM
FUM
QB
Class/Year
UT
AT
HITS
REC
CAU
TFL
SKS
PBU
Jr. 2002
57
25
82
0
1
5.5
2.5
5
Sr. 2003
81
33
114
0
1
8
3
12
TOTALS
138
58
196
0
2
13.5
5.5
17


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