Defense thrives with three interceptions and three pass breakups
2012: Redshirt freshman ... Reserve defensive end who specialized in third-down passing situations, backing up senior Quentin Williams ... Nine total tackles for the year ... Suffered an elbow injury in opener at Syracuse that kept him out of Vanderbilt game, but recovered in time to play vs. BC ... Two tackles and two quarterback hurries vs. Indiana ... One stop at Penn State and against Nebraska ... Recorded one sack and two total tackles at Michigan.
2011: Did not see action ... Named Defensive Practice Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 12 ... Spent early half of season recovering from a knee injury.
High School: ESPN.com three-star, SuperPrep All-Midwest and Rivals.com All-Midwest
selection ... Ranked 36th among all Ohio players and ranked 44th among all defensive
ends by Rivals.com ... 2010 second-team All-Ohio and first-team all-district
defensive end ... Tabbed the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Defensive Player of the Year
... All-Sun News team and Sun News Defensive Player of the Year ... Second-team U.S.
Air Force All-American ... Helped lead the Eagles to the Ohio Division I state
championship ... Invited to participate in the Big 33 (Ohio vs. Pennsylvania)
all-star and Ohio North-South all-star games ... St. Edward was ranked #2 nationally
by MaxPreps and #3 nationally by Rivals.com ... In 2010, totaled 115 tackles, 38
TFL's (22 sacks), 25 QB hurries and 3 forced fumbles ... Team captain ... Notched a
career-high seven sacks vs. Cincinnati Elder ... In state championship game vs.
Huber Heights Wayne, had a team-leading 7.5 tackles and one sack ... Prep teammate,
Geoff Mogus, is also a 2011 Northwestern signee ... Also lettered in track and
basketball ... Earned Honors all four years ... Coached by Rick Finotti.
Personal: Born Deonte Perry Gibson ... Son of Darlene Gibson ... Interested in
majoring in marketing.