Skip Myslenski examines NU's passing attack and the mindset that allowed for a dominant victory
2014: Redshirt junior ... Starting defensive end ... Recorded first career fumble recovery and two tackles vs. Western Illinois ... Collected career-high three tackles and 2.0 TFL against NIU ... Made two tackles including one tackle for loss and earned a QB hurry against Cal ... Ranked second on the team last season with 7.0 TFL.
2013: Redshirt sophomore ... Regular contributor at D-End, making three straight starts against Nebraska, Michigan and Michigan State in place of the injured Dean Lowry ... Ranked second on the team with 7.0 TFL ... Had one of five NU sacks against Michigan ... Equaled a career high with three assisted tackles at Iowa ... Notched one of three NU sacks vs. Minnesota ... Registered a career-high 1.5 TFL at Wisconsin ... Posted a career-high six tackles against Ohio State ... Career-high three solo stops agains the Buckeyes ... Tallied three tackles against Maine ... Credited with a QB hurry against Western Michigan ... Had a tackle for loss against Syracuse ... Registered one of four sacks for the Wildcats in win at Cal ... Notched two tackles against the Golden Bears ... Academic All-Big Ten.
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 NewsDefensive 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 ... Communication studies major.