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Shelton Gibson

#1 Shelton Gibson

WR | r-Jr. | 6-0 | 198 | Cleveland Heights, Ohio | Cleveland Heights HS

2015 (Redshirt Sophomore)

  • Started all 13 games at wide receiver
  • Two-year kickoff returner for WVU
  • Saw action on 819 plays, including 718 offensive plays
  • Ranked No. 2 in the NCAA, No. 1 in the Big 12, in yards per catch (23.97)
  • Ranked No. 11 in the NCAA, No. 3 in the Big 12, in kickoff returns for TDs (1)
  • Ranked No. 28 in the NCAA, No. 6 in Big 12, in receiving TDs (9)
  • Ranked No. 7 in the Big 12 in receiving yards/game (68.2) 
  • Ranked No. 13 in the Big 12 in all-purpose yards/game (96.0)
  • Game-high 143 yards on four catches, including a 59-yard touchdown reception against Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl
  • One catch for 11 yards at Kansas State and one kickoff return for 36 yards
  • Caught a career-high-tying six passes for a career-best and team-high 148 yards with a 60-yard touchdown grab against Iowa State
  • Also had a 53-yard kickoff return for 201 all-purpose yards vs. Iowa State
  • Two catches for 36 yards, a touchdown and a long reception of 32 yards at TCU
  • Had a career-long 70-yard .touchdown reception at Baylor; score came on WVU’s third play of the game and was WVU’s longest play from scrimmage to date
  • Finished with a game-high 277 all-purpose yards at Baylor; had a 100-yard return for a touchdown at Baylor; ninth Mountaineer to have a 100-yard kickoff return
  • Has six catches for more than 20 yards; 10 catches of 15 yards or more; 12 receptions of 10 yards or more
  • Second most receptions (5) against Oklahoma State with 84 yards and his fifth touchdown of the season
  • Doubled his career touchdown numbers with two against Maryland; first Mountaineer to catch two TDs in one game since Mario Alford did so at Iowa State on Nov. 29, 2014
  • Finished with a career-high six catches vs. UMD
  • Second touchdown of season was a long bomb, as he caught a 52-yard pass from Skyler Howard for team’s first touchdown against Liberty; finished with a game-best 81 yards receiving
  • Along with Jovon Durante (121), netted first career 100-yard receiving game vs. Georgia Southern
  • Connected with Skyler Howard for a 26-yard touchdown against Georgia Southern for first career score; also caught a career-long 57-yard reception

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)

  • Played in 12 games 
  • Used on 242 plays, including 203 on special teams
  • Finished with a season-best 47-yard reception against Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl
  • Season-high two catches against Towson
  • Saw first collegiate action against Alabama and had one catch
  • Emerged midseason as a kickoff return threat
  • Proved to be productive on kickoff returns as teams tried to kick away from Mario Alford
  • Had two kickoff returns for 30 yards, including a 19-yarder against Texas A&M
  • Best day came against Kansas State with six kickoff returns for 130 yards; long return went for 42 yards
  • A strong effort vs. Baylor with four kickoff returns for 81 yards; long return went for 28 yards

2013 (Freshman)

  • Redshirted

High School

  • Played three seasons for coach Jeff Rotsky at Cleveland Heights High
  • Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl
  • Finished with more than 700 receiving yards as a senior and scored
  • 11 total touchdowns
  • Scored touchdowns as a receiver, rusher, kickoff returner, punt returner and passed for a touchdown
  • Grabbed 27 passes for 518 yards and four touchdowns in 2011
  • Recorded 45 receptions for 532 yards and 21 touchdowns as a sophomore
  • No. 6 on the 2012 Cleveland Plain Dealer Top 50 Northeast Ohio football players
  • Named to the 2012 Cleveland Plain Dealer Special Mention team
  • Earned Northeast Lakes All-District Third Team Offense in 2011
  • ESPN No. 11 Ohio recruit
  • Rivals No. 4 Ohio Postseason Top 75
  • Sporting News Top 125
  • Lettered in track, participating in sprints and relays

Personal

  • Birthday is March 20
  • Son of Shelton Gibson and Shalett Morris
  • One of five children
  • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
Offense
SeasonClassGPRushesGainYardsLongRecYardsTDsLong
Totals 3722929258118741771
2014Fr12    460047
2015So13    37887970
2016Jr12229292540927871
Defense
SeasonClassGPSoloAstTklTFLFF
Totals 371331001
2014Fr127020.0 
2015So135370.01
2016Jr121010.0 
Special Teams
SeasonClassGPKORYardsTDsLong
Totals 375112171100
2014Fr1213250042
2015So13113611100
2016Jr1227606051
Scoring
SeasonClassGPTDspts
Totals 3718108
2014Fr120 
2015So131060
2016Jr12848

Life As A Mountaineer: Shelton Gibson

By Sean Merinar | November 10, 2016

In this week's Life As A Mountaineer, we take an inside look at junior wide receiver Shelton Gibson. Life As A Mountaineer is courtesy of Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration.

Gibson's Catch The Spark WVU Needed

By @JohnAntonik | October 02, 2016

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Play by play and game by game, Shelton Gibson continues to get a little bit better … and a little bit better.

Football Award Winners for the BYU Game

By Mike Montoro | September 25, 2016

The West Virginia University football coaching staff has named its award winners for outstanding performances in the Mountaineers 35-32 win against BYU at FedExField in Landover, Md., on Saturday, Sept. 24.