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Thaddeus Gibson
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Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-10-21) October 21, 1987 (age 34)
Place of birth: Euclid, Ohio
Career information
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 4 / Pick: 116
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Pittsburgh Steelers ( 2010)
Career highlights and awards
Total tackles     3
Sacks     0.0
Forced fumbles     2
Fumble recoveries     0
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Thaddeus Gibson (born October 21, 1987) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State.

He has also played for the San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys, and Toronto Argonauts.

Early years

Gibson attended Euclid High School in Euclid, Ohio, where he had 50 tackles, 17 sacks, 22 QB hurries, and two interceptions as a junior. In his senior year, he collected 39 total tackles, 10 quarterback sacks and eight tackles behind the line of scrimmage.

Considered a four-star recruit by, Gibson was listed the No. 9 outside linebacker prospect in the nation.[1] He chose Ohio State over Michigan and Tennessee.

College career

After redshirting his initial year at Ohio State, Gibson was part of three special teams units in 2007. He recorded 11 tackles, including 3 for a loss of yardage, as well as a quarterback sack and a forced fumble over the course of the season.

In his sophomore season, Gibson earned a place in the starting lineup at defensive end. He compiled 26 tackles, 9 tackles for a loss, and 5 sacks for the year.

Professional career

Pittsburgh Steelers

Gibson was drafted with the fourth round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers, 116th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. Gibson appeared in two games before being waived on the Steelers' bye week.

San Francisco 49ers

On November 1, 2010, Gibson was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers.[2] He played two games with the 49ers and recorded two tackles and one forced fumble on special teams. Gibson was released by the 49ers prior to the 2011 season, on August 15.[3]

Chicago Bears

Gibson was signed by the Chicago Bears on November 30, 2011,[4] where he appeared in two games. On August 26, 2012, the Bears released Gibson.[5]

Tennessee Titans

On October 17, 2012, the Tennessee Titans signed Gibson to the practice squad. On December 31, 2012, the Titans signed Gibson to a reserve/future contract. On August 11, 2013, he was waived by the Titans.[6]

Dallas Cowboys

On August 13, 2013, Gibson was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Cowboys.[7] On August 31, 2013, he was released by the Cowboys.[8]

Toronto Argonauts

On May 7, 2014, Gibson signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

On September 2, 2014, Gibson was traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in exchange for defensive back Alex Suber.[9]


  1. "Outside linebackers 2006",, January 30, 2006,
  2. Sports, NBC (November 1, 2010). "49ers claim Thaddeus Gibson off waivers". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  3. Fucillo, David (August 15, 2011). "49ers 53-Man Roster Transactions: LB Thaddeus Gibson Waived". Niners Nation. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  4. Sports, CBS (November 30, 2011). "Bears Sign Thaddeus Gibson to Practice Squad". CBS Chicago. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  5. "Bears Waive DE Thaddeus Gibson". August 26, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  6. Wyatt, Jim (August 11, 2013). "Tennessee Titans' Jake Locker has an off-night". The Tennessean. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  7. Watkins, Calvin (August 13, 2013). "Cowboys claim defensive end Gibson". Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  8. Wilson, Aaron (August 31, 2013). "Cowboys cut Thaddeus Gibson". Retrieved September 3, 2014.
  9. "Transactions". Archived from the original on July 30, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2014.

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