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Will miss the Orange Bowl game after suffering a broken shoulder late in the first half of the ACC title game against Florida State … Started the previous 18 games, including all 13 this year … Worked his way from a backup role at the backer position to the starting lineup for the last five games of the 2009 season … Has 66 tackles this season, including six for loss and two sacks … Also has a pass breakup, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.
2010: Recovered a fumble and registered three tackles against Boise State … Had six tackles and forced a fumble in the JMU game … Posted 10 tackles, including a sack and an additional tackle behind the line … Also broke up a pass and had two QB hurries … Had four tackles and a pair of hurries at BC … Contributed a sack and seven tackles during the win at NC State … Had a tackle for loss against Duke … Posted seven tackles and a tackle behind the line in the Georgia Tech game … Was in on eight tackles at UNC … Registered four tackles against Miami and five versus Virginia … Had five tackles in the ACC Championship Game against FSU before suffering a shoulder injury.
2009: Played in 12 games with five starts … Was seventh on the team in tackles with 53 … Played six snaps with a QB hurry against Marshall … Picked up a tackle in limited duty at backer in the Nebraska game … Was in on three tackles, including one behind the line, while playing 29 plays on defense … Also broke up a pass in that game … Had five tackles, including one for a loss, at Duke … Worked 26 plays against BC, sharing a tackle for loss and finishing with two tackles … Assisted on three tackles and had a quarterback hurry during 33 plays at Georgia Tech … Played 55 snaps against UNC with eight tackles … Picked up his first start at East Carolina and collected six tackles, plus a fumble recovery … Started and contributed five tackles and two hurries at Maryland … Also had five tackles against NC State with one hurry … Shared a sack and collected seven tackles at Virginia … Posted a team-leading eight tackles against Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
2008: Spent the fall working at the backer position … Tied for the second-best back squat among the linebackers during off-season testing at 530 pounds … Also had a 340-pound bench press … Contributed a pair of tackles during the spring Maroon-White game.
High School: The two-time Beach District Defensive Player of the Year for Coach Robert Jackson … Ranked the No. 21 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Rated the No. 32 inside linebacker in the country and the No. 21 player in the state of Virginia by rivals.com … Rated the No. 30 middle linebacker in the country and the No. 20 prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep … Ranked the No. 32 player in the Commonwealth by scout.com … Named first-team Group AAA all-state as a linebacker by The Associated Press his senior year … Also earned first-team all-state honors from the VHSCA … Earned first-team All-Tidewater honors his junior and senior seasons … Ranked a “Super Prospect” by CSTV.com’s Tom Lemming … Finished the season with 108 tackles, including 14 sacks as a junior, earning second-team all-state honors.
Personal: Lyndell Gibson … Born 7/5/90 in Cleveland, OH … Son of Lyedell and Vernetta Gibson … Enrolled in apparel, housing and resource management.