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Martin Gibson

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
District Heights, Md.

High School:
Wyoming Seminary

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 205

Position:
RB

Birthdate:
03/11/1983

VILLANOVA: All-Conference Candidate; Will carry the workload in the Villanova backfield; Exciting performer with shifty moves; Owns five career 100-yard rushing games and three career kickoff returns for touchdowns.

2004: Amassed 400 yards rushing on 81 carries (4.9 yards per rush) and two touchdowns, made 11 receptions for 101 yards and had 28 kickoff returns for 627 yards (22.4 yards per return) and one score; Had six carries for 24 yards, one catch for 11 yards and one kickoff return for 20 yards in the season opener versus Bucknell; Tallied six rushes for 41 yards and a touchdown, one catch for nine yards and three kickoff returns for 75 yards at Lehigh; Registered 10 rushes for 24 yards, one catch for three yards, and one kickoff return for 22 yards versus James Madison; Recorded 16 yards rushing on six carries and two kickoff returns for 33 yards versus Penn; Posted seven carries for 23 yards, one catch for 25 yards and five kickoff returns for 117 yards versus New Hampshire; Credited with nine rushes for 34 yards, two catches for 20 yards and six kickoff returns for 126 yards at Northeastern; Registered 11 carries for 36 yards and two catches for 19 yards against Richmond; Had six carries for 53 yards and one kickoff return for 12 yards against Towson; Recorded his fifth career 100-yard rushing game at Rhode Island with 102 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries to go with one kickoff return for 10 yards; Returned the opening kick 95 yards for a touchdown versus William & Mary; Totaled four carries for 40 yards, two receptions for 14 yards and seven kickoff returns for 117 yards at Delaware.

2003: Named third team All-Atlantic 10 as a return specialist; Played in all 11 games and recorded 112 carries for a team-best 689 yards and five touchdowns, 10 receptions for 89 yards and 15 kickoffs for 409 yards and a touchdown; Tallied 13 carries for a career-high 129 yards and a touchdown and two kickoff returns for 37 yards in season opener versus Hampton; Registered five carries for 10 yards and one kickoff return for 12 yards in win over Temple; Returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and had 11 carries for 100 yards and two rushing touchdowns in win at New Hampshire. He was named Atlantic 10 Special Teams Player of the Week for his touchdown kickoff return; Credited with 15 carries for 105 yards in win over Northeastern; Tallied five carries for 28 yards, two catches for four yards and one kickoff return for 31 yards versus James Madison; Totaled 12 rushes for 54 yards and a touchdown, two catches for 20 yards and one kickoff return for 49 yards at Rhode Island; Registered eight carries for 39 yards, two catches for four yards and two kickoff returns for 51 yards versus UMass; Recorded 16 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown and one kickoff return for 27 yards at Richmond; Amassed 71 yards rushing on 13 carries, one reception for six yards and one kickoff return for eight yards; Had 10 carries for 44 yards, one reception for six yards and two kickoff returns for 48 yards at Maine; Registered four rushes for 22 yards and two kickoff returns for 57 yards in season finale versus Delaware.

2002: Set a Villanova school record for highest average per play at 18.6 yards per play versus Furman in the first round of the I-AA playoffs; Tallied 333 yards rushing on 69 carries (4.8 yards per rush) and five touchdowns, 15 receptions for 189 yards and a score and 35 kickoffs for 817 yards and a touchdown; Had two kickoff returns for 33 yards versus Maine; Recorded eight carries for 31 yards and one kickoff return for 29 yards against New Hampshire; Credited with three kickoff returns for 61 yards at JMU; Had one kickoff return for 38 yards versus Hofstra; Registered three rushes for 19, one reception for 19 yards and two kickoff returns for 41 yards at UMass; Tallied 12 rushes for a career-high 109 yards and first career score to go with two kickoffs for 57 yards against William & Mary; Totaled five kickoffs for 94 yards at Northeastern; Had 11 carries for 58 yards and a touchdown, three catches for 63 yards and a kickoff for 55 yards against Rhode Island; Recorded 12 carries for 55 yards and two scores, four receptions for 32 yards and five kickoff returns for 52 yards at Delaware; Amassed six rushes for 29 yards, two receptions for 16 yards and five kickoff returns for 197 yards including a 96-yard return for a touchdown; Registered 11 carries for 24 yards, two catches for 38 yards and two kickoffs for 29 yards versus Fordham; Tallied two rushes for six yards, two receptions for 17 yards and five kickoff returns for 95 yards at McNeese State.

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three times in both football and basketball, and once in track; Wyoming Seminary Offensive MVP; Named to All-League, All-Metro, All-County and All-State teams; Named to the Gridiron Greats Team in 2001; Set school records for most yards in a game (284), most yards in a season (1,140), most touchdowns in a game (5), and most touchdowns in a season (14).

PERSONAL: Communications major; One of seven children of Charles Gibson and Letitia Hackett; Born 3/11/83 in Washington D.C.

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