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#8 Reggie Gilbert
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 262
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Laveen, Ariz.
High School: Fairfax HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Career Highlights: A four-year letterwinner, Gilbert played in 57 career games, which is likely a school record though not an official stat kept in record books … Received a medical hardship waiver for a fifth season of eligibility … Played in four bowl games and helped program win 33 games from 2012-15, the winningest four-year stretch in school history … Finished career with 143 total tackles, 27.0 tackles for loss and 14.0 sacks … Forced three fumbles, recovered two and broke up three passes as a Wildcat.

2015:
One of four senior team captains … A Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention selection … Four times named the team’s Defensive Player of the Week as voted on by coaches … Led team with 8.5 tackles for loss and also led with 3.5 sacks … Totaled 41 total tackles, including 32 unassisted …. Broke up one pass and forced one fumble … Finished season strong with 5.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks over final three games of career, which included a win over No. 10 Utah and a Gildan New Mexico Bowl victory … Had a season high six tackles at USC.

2014:
Started 13 and played 14 games with the defensive line, primarily at defensive end … Totaled 49 tackles, including 31 solo stops, with 5.5 tackles for a loss of 15 yards … Recorded 3.0 sacks for 10 yards lost, one pass broken up and one forced fumble.

2013: Started and played in all 13 games at defensive tackle … Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention … Logged 34 tackles, including 15 solo stops … Recorded 7.0 tackles for a loss of 29 yards and 4.0 sacks for a loss of 21 yards … Also forced a fumble in the 38-13 win over UTSA.

2012: Played in 11 and started eight games at defensive tackle … Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention… Recorded 19 tackles (11 solo, eight assisted) and recovered two fumbles … 6.0 tackles for a loss of 32 yards and 3.5 sacks for 29 yards.

2011: Played in six games as a true freshman before suffering a season-ending injury … Logged time as a backup on the defensive line and with the special teams units.

High School: PrepStar All-West Region … 247football.com Preseason All-Arizona Defense … Foot injury limited his senior campaign … 58 tackles, 13 sacks, two caused fumbles as a junior … Played defensive end and tight end on team where the entire Stampede squad went both ways … Fairfax High School team was in its second year of existence and second as a varsity program in 2010 … 315-pound bench, 305-pound clean and 568-pound squat, made him the school's combined lifting record holder.

Personal: Earned his undergraduate degree in general studies in summer 2015.

Career Stats            
Year G/GS UA-A Total TFL-Yds Sack-Yds FF-FR
2015 13/13 32-9 41 8.5-41 3.5-23 1-0
2014 14/13 31-18 49 5.5-15 3.0-10 1-0
2013 13/13 15-19 34 7.0-29 4.0-21 1-0
2012 11/8 11-8 19 6.0-32 3.5-29 0-2
2011 6/0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
Total 57/47 89-84 143 27.0-117 14.0-83 3-2