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Gibril Wilson
DB #27
Height:
6-0
Weight:
206
College:
Tennessee
Hometown:
San Jose, CA
Experience:
8
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 100 615 481 134 8.5 1 31 13 0 117 -- 39
2011 CIN 16 33 21 12 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIA 16 93 73 20 1 -- 8 -- -- -- -- --
2008 OAK 16 129 96 33 1.5 1 4 2 0 5 2.5 5
2007 NYG 13 92 78 14 0 -- 7 4 0 12 3 10
2006 NYG 15 100 74 26 0 -- 8 2 0 25 12.5 25
2005 NYG 16 112 90 22 3 -- 2 2 0 36 18 19
2004 NYG 8 56 49 7 3 -- 2 3 0 39 13 39
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 100 1 0 8 0 7 0 9 0 0 0 0
2011 CIN 16 -- -- 1 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2009 MIA 16 -- -- 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 OAK 16 -- -- 1 -- 3 -- 9 0 -- -- --
2007 NYG 13 1 0 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0
2006 NYG 15 -- -- 3 -- 2 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2005 NYG 16 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 NYG 8 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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2011 HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL: Played in all 16 games and in Wild Card playoff ... Credited with a start Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo as Bengals opened in nickel scheme ... Tallied 30 tackles in regular season on defense, with a fumble recovery, and also a forced fumble that led to a TD ... Had 10 tackles on special teams (fourth on team) ... Supported effort for Bengals defense to finish season ranked seventh in NFL in fewest yards allowed per game (316.3), fourth in fewest yards allowed per offensive play (5.0) and ninth in fewest passing yards per game (211.6).

2011 GAME-BY-GAME: On Sept. 11 at Cleveland, logged three tackles and two special teams tackles … Two tackles Sept. 18 at Denver … Two tackles on defense and one on special teams Sept. 25 vs. San Francisco … Three tackles Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo … One tackle on defense and two on special teams Oct. 9 at Jacksonville … Also at Jacksonville, forced fumble that led to a Geno Atkins 10-yard TD run on the last play of the game … On Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis, had two tackles on defense and one on special teams … Four tackles Oct. 30 at Seattle, along with a second-quarter fumble recovery against RB Marshawn Lynch at the Seattle 28 … One tackle Nov. 6 at Tennessee … Five tackles Nov. 13 vs. Pittsburgh … Two tackles Nov. 27 vs. Cleveland … Four tackles Dec. 4 at Pittsburgh, along with two special teams tackles (led team) … One tackle on defense Dec. 18 at St. Louis, as well as one on special teams … One special teams tackle in Wild Card playoff 1-7-12 at Houston ... Played in the final two preseason games, after completing rehab from his 2010 knee injury.

A veteran with 80 career NFL starts (plus six more in postseason), Wilson spent 2011 in reserve S role and finished fourth in special teams tackles (10) ... Saw his first action for Bengals in ’11, as he signed as a free agent in May 2010 but missed the entire season due to a preseason knee injury ... Re-signed with Bengals on 7-30-11 ... Entered NFL in 2004 as a fifth-round draft choice of N.Y. Giants ... Played four seasons (2004-07) for New York, and started at FS in Giants Super Bowl XLII win over New England.

2011 HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL: Played in all 16 games and in Wild Card playoff ... Credited with a start Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo as Bengals opened in nickel scheme ... Tallied 30 tackles in regular season on defense, with a fumble recovery, and also a forced fumble that led to a TD ... Had 10 tackles on special teams (fourth on team) ... Supported effort for Bengals defense to finish season ranked seventh in NFL in fewest yards allowed per game (316.3), fourth in fewest yards allowed per offensive play (5.0) and ninth in fewest passing yards per game (211.6).

2011 GAME-BY-GAME: On Sept. 11 at Cleveland, logged three tackles and two special teams tackles … Two tackles Sept. 18 at Denver … Two tackles on defense and one on special teams Sept. 25 vs. San Francisco … Three tackles Oct. 2 vs. Buffalo … One tackle on defense and two on special teams Oct. 9 at Jacksonville … Also at Jacksonville, forced fumble that led to a Geno Atkins 10-yard TD run on the last play of the game … On Oct. 16 vs. Indianapolis, had two tackles on defense and one on special teams … Four tackles Oct. 30 at Seattle, along with a second-quarter fumble recovery against RB Marshawn Lynch at the Seattle 28 … One tackle Nov. 6 at Tennessee … Five tackles Nov. 13 vs. Pittsburgh … Two tackles Nov. 27 vs. Cleveland … Four tackles Dec. 4 at Pittsburgh, along with two special teams tackles (led team) … One tackle on defense Dec. 18 at St. Louis, as well as one on special teams … One special teams tackle in Wild Card playoff 1-7-12 at Houston ... Played in the final two preseason games, after completing rehab from his 2010 knee injury.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2010 - Released by Miami on March 5, and signed with Cincinnati on May 10 … Played for Bengals in first three preseason games, but suffered torn left knee ligament (ACL) on Aug. 20 vs. Philadelphia … Placed on Reserve/Injured list on Aug. 29.

2009 - Released by Oakland on Feb. 20, and signed as free agent with Miami on Feb. 26 … Led Dolphins in tackles in six games and finished second in tackles in five other contests … Led team with nine tackles in his Miami debut Sept. 13 at Atlanta … Had season-high 11 tackles Oct. 12 vs. N.Y. Jets … On Nov. 1 at N.Y. Jets, his seven tackles included a seven-yard sack of Mark Sanchez … Had seven tackles and two passes defensed Nov. 15 vs. Tampa Bay.

2008—Signed Feb. 29 with Oakland as unrestricted free agent … Played 16 games with 15 starts at SS … Second on team in tackles (128), and had three fumble recoveries … Disrupted a handoff exchange that led to safety for Raiders on Sept. 28 vs. San Diego … Had an end-zone INT and 10 tackles in overtime win Oct. 19 vs. N.Y. Jets … Led team with eight tackles in win Dec. 21 vs. Houston.

2007—Started 13 regular-season games for Giants, missing three contests with knee injury, and started all four postseason games for Super Bowl XLII victors … Ended New England’s final possession in Super Bowl by batting down a fourth-down Tom Brady pass … Career-high four INTs in regular season, tying for team lead … Had team’s season-high tackle total (14) Nov. 11 vs. Dallas, and picked off a Tony Romo pass … Returned to lineup Dec. 23 at Buffalo after missing three games with knee injury and logged team-high eight tackles … Team-high 14 tackles in Divisional playoff win at Dallas, and also led team in tackles (eight) in NFC Championship at Green Bay … Six tackles, two QB hits and one pass defensed in Super Bowl win.

2006—Started 15 regular-season games and Wild Card playoff for Giants … Second on team with 121 tackles, and had two INTs, six passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumbles recoveries … His nine tackles Sept. 17 at Philadelphia included a tackle for no gain on a fourth-and-one play in fourth quarter, and his forced fumble (recovered by Giants) also was a spark in comeback win … Recorded both his interceptions in victory Dec. 10 at Carolina.

2005—Started all 16 regular-season games and Wild Card playoff for Giants … Led team with 110 tackles and also had two interceptions, five passes defensed, three sacks and two forced fumbles … Had his INTs in victories Sept. 11 vs. Arizona and Nov. 20 at Philadelphia.  

2004—Drafted by N.Y. Giants in fifth-round (136th overall) … Played in eight games with seven starts, and missed the final seven games due to injury suffered Nov. 14 at Arizona … Despite missed time, tied for team lead in INTs (three) and had three sacks … Named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for October.

COLLEGE: Played two seasons (2002-03) at Tennessee, starting 20 of 26 games played … Logged 196 tackles with 5.5 sacks, 13.5 tackles-for-loss, three INTs and 20 passes defensed … All-SEC second-team selection as a senior … Played in 2000-01 at San Francisco City College, where he was a first-team junior college All-American as a sophomore.

PERSONAL: Born in the West African nation of Sierra Leone, and attended high school in San Jose, Calif. (Oak Grove HS) … On a trip to Sierra Leone in April 2008, he was named by President Ernest Koroma as one of the country’s youth ambassadors to the United States … Sociology major at Tennessee … First name is pronounced “jih-BRILL.”

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