Career Honors: 2016: Academic All-Big 12 First Team. 2015: Academic All-Big 12 First Team; Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (fall and spring). 2014: Academic All-Big 12 Second Team, Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (fall and spring).
Career Summary: Played in 20 games… Started 15 contests… Posted 16 knock-down blocks (since 2015).
2016 (Jr.): Started all six contests he played at center… Tallied 12 knock-down blocks… Only had one bad snap on the season… Rhode Island: Started at center and helped KU gain 570 yards in the victory over the Rams… Ohio: Picked up another start at center and through two games did not allow a sack or record a bad snap as assessed by the coaching staff… at Memphis: Missed the contest due to injury… at Texas Tech: Returned from injury to start at center and recorded a team-best five knock-down blocks against the Red Raiders… TCU: Posted a team-best four knock-down blocks and earned a 79 percent pass grade, helping the Jayhawks to 348 passing yards… at Baylor: Posted one knock-down block and earned a 75 percent run grade as assessed by the coaching staff… Oklahoma State: Graded out with an 82 percent pass protection grade and didn’t miss an assignment as assessed by the coaching staff… at Oklahoma: Missed the contest due to injury… at West Virginia: Missed the contest due to injury… Iowa State: Missed the contest due to injury… Texas: Missed the contest due to injury… at K-State: Missed the contest due to injury.
2015 (So.): Saw action in six games, starting three at center against Iowa State, Baylor and TCU… South Dakota State: Earned the highest grade among offensive linemen and posted one knock-down block in helping Kansas to its most points scored since 2011… Memphis: Helped pave the way for the Jayhawks’ 194 rushing yards… at Rutgers: Saw time on special teams… at Iowa State: Started at center and had one knock-down block… Baylor: Made his second-straight start at center and recorded another knock-down block… Texas Tech: Started at center, had a knock-down block and helped KU to its most passing yards in 2015 (330) before leaving the game early due to an injury… Oklahoma State: Missed the contest due to injury… Oklahoma: Missed the contest due to injury… at Texas: Did not play… TCU: Did not play… West Virginia: Did not play… K-State: Did not play.
2014 (RFr.): Earned Academic All-Big 12 Second Team honors… Played in eight games overall, starting seven at center… at West Virginia: Played for the first time in his career… Oklahoma State: Started the first game of his career at center… Went on to claim the starting center job for the remaining six games of the season.
2013 (Fr.): Redshirted his first year at Kansas.
High School: Earned three letters playing under head coach Tony Severino at Rockhurst HS… Played on both the offensive line and the defensive line… Served as a team captain in 2012… Named Most Outstanding Rockhurst Lineman and garnered second team all-state honors as a senior… Also played basketball for RHS, earning two letters… Named Academic All-State for basketball.
Personal: Son of Paul and Claudia Gibson… Father, Paul, played football at Pittsburg State… Comes from a family of Jayhawks as his great uncle, Ray Evans, was a standout for Kansas in both football and basketball… Evans is a member of both the Orange Bowl and College Football Hall of Fame… His uncle, Harry Gibson, also played basketball at KU… Majoring in marketing.