Washington State at UCLA - October 28, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)
GIBSON'S WSU CAREER
SENIOR (2008): Earned the fourth varsity letter of his career after playing in each of WSU's 13 games...started all 13 games for the Cougars...named All-Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention...named WSU's Offensive Most Valuable Player...completed his career as the school's all-time leader in career receiving yards (2,756)...also ranks second on the career receptions list with 182, and is sixth on the career touchdown receptions list with 17...hauled in 57 receptions for 673 yards and two touchdowns...all three marks were team highs...caught a season-high 10 passes against Oregon (Sept. 27) en route to 103 yards...posted a season-high 128 yards against Baylor (Sept. 12)...11 career 100-yard games are tied for the most all-time by a Cougar (Mike Levenseller)...season-long 43-yard touchdown reception against Portland State (Sept. 20)...had multiple receptions in all but two of WSU's games, and had a reception in every game...completed his career with receptions in 36 consecutive games...also rushed 10 times for 19 yards, with a long rush of 17 yards against Hawaii (Nov. 29)...was named to the Maxwell Award Preseason Watch List, given annually to the nation's most outstanding college football player...also named to Phil Steele's 2008 All-Pacific-10 Conference First Team...received an invitation to play in the Under Armour Senior Bowl.
JUNIOR (2007): Earned a varsity letter after playing in 11 of WSU's 12 games...started all 11 games played...earned the team's Pacific-10 Conference Offensive Player of the Week nomination for play against California...earned the team's weekly Cougar Claw Offense Award following play against both Stanford and Washington...named to Phil Steele's All-America Third Team...earned All-Pac-10 First Team honors...also named to Rivals.com and Phil Steele's All-Pac-10 First Teams...despite missing the Oregon game with a heel bruise, still set the WSU single-season record for receiving yards in a season with 1,180...just the eighth receiver in school history to surpass 1,000 receiving yards in a season...led the conference and ranked seventh nationally in receiving with 107.3 yards per game...only the third Cougar in school history to average more than 100 yards per game in a season...his 67 receptions rank tied for third on the all-time single-season list...ranked second in the conference and tied for 31st in the nation with 6.1 receptions per game...team-leading nine touchdowns are tied for third in the Cougars' single-season list...six 100-yard receiving games rank second all-time in a single season...nine career 100-yard receiving games rank tied for second all-time...set a career high with 136 yards against California...bested the mark the following week against Stanford with 153 yards...also had 100-yard games against San Diego State (116), Arizona (127), Oregon State (135) and Washington (137)......ended the season with four consecutive 100-yard receiving games...caught a game-tying touchdown against the Huskies in the fourth quarter of the Apple Cup, and then caught the game-winning touchdown with 37 seconds remaining...game marked his second multiple-touchdown effort of the season...also scored twice against San Diego State...ranks tied for eighth in career receptions with 125...ranks eighth in career receiving yards with 2,083...also ranks 10th in career touchdowns with 15...returned two kickoffs against Stanford for 32 yards...ranked eighth in the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards with 110.2 per game...had a season-long 67 yard reception against Oregon State...posted a career-high 11 receptions against Arizona, a mark that ranks tied for second on the all-time single-game list.
SOPHOMORE (2006): Earned a varsity letter after playing in each of WSU's 12 games...started nine games for the Cougars...took over starting role following Chris Jordan's knee injury and remained a starter for the final nine games...earned All-Pacific-10 Conference Academic honorable mention...received WSU's Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week nomination for play against California...led the Cougars with 731 yards and was second on the squad in both receptions (49) and touchdowns (four)...ranked sixth in the conference in receving with 60.9 yards per game...recorded career highs in receptions (eight) and yards (130) against California...also had eight receptions against UCLA and Washington...posted 129 yards and one touchdown against the Huskies...91-yard pass reception against Arizona is the second-longest in WSU history...returned two kickoffs for 41 yards...member of WSU's kickoff return and punt return special teams units.
FRESHMAN (2005): Earned a varsity letter after playing in 10 of the Cougars' 11 games during his debut season...one of nine true freshman to see varsity action started five games...worked his way into the starting lineup against Stanford and started five consecutive games before a right hip sprain sidelined him against Oregon...earned WSU's Pacific-10 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week nomination for his play against Oregon State...returned five kickoffs for 91 yards against the Beavers...had three receptions for 78 yards against California, including a 66-yard touchdown...also had three catches against Arizona State...first career touchdown reception was a 44-yarder against Nevada...member of WSU's kickoff return special teams unit.
GIBSON'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Coached by Gene Bowen at Rogers High School...earned eight varsity letters, including three in basketball and three in football...as a JUNIOR (2003-04) earned All-South Puget Sound League honorable mention at wide receiver...also earned league accolades on special teams as a punt and kick returner...second-team All-SPSL in basketball...as a SENIOR (2004-05) earned first-team All-SPSL honors after compiling 946 all-purpose yards... rated the No. 17 player in the state of Washington by Scout.com...rated No. 38 nationally as an athlete by Rivals.com...named to the Washington Preps all-league first team as a receiver and second team as a defensive back...Tacoma News Tribune "Northwest Nuggets" honorable mention.
Brandon Lewis Gibson...born in Germany...parents Steve Gibson and Marlene Williams...has two sisters Sherelle and Nicole Wade, and one brother Steven...uncle Vaughn Williams played in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts...majoring in history with a teaching emphasis at WSU.
RECEIVING G/GS PC YDS AVG TD LG 2005 10/5 9 172 19.1 2 66 2006 12/9 49 731 14.9 4 91 2007 11/11 67 1,180 17.6 9 67 2008 13/13 57 673 11.8 2 43 CAREER: 46/38 182 2,756 15.1 17 91