Tyrell Gilbert – Senior Corner, Pro Fisherman, and Lasagna Lover

Senior defensive back #2 Tyrell Gilbert has been around the block at UC, this being his final dose of Camp Higher Ground.

Described as “a bitter sweet feeling,” there is no experience like being at CHG for two weeks “and getting to gel with your brothers.”  Gilbert talked to us about the advantages of having no distractions and just being able to focus on football and improving as players in West Harrison, Indiana.  He will miss the college experience at Camp and having the opportunity to feel each other and get better day-by-day.

Gilbert was very proud to track down Cornerbacks Coach Mike Mickens and drag him into the cold tub after the final day of Camp on Wednesday afternoon.

Listed at 6’ and 190 lbs., Gilbert played in all 12 games last year, starting eight games as an outside linebacker.  He finished 2017 with 32 tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack, two pass breakups, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.

A three-star recruit and dual-threat quarterback out of high school, Tyrell was ranked the 51st safety recruit in the country.  Playing at Princeton High School, he decided to stay home and play his college ball at Nippert Stadium.  Gilbert has worn #2 since he was seven years old and he will continue to rock this number on his jersey during his final year in Clifton.

Gilbert has a three-year old daughter who he spends as much time as possible with when he isn’t on the football field.  Tyrell loves to go fishing, catch bass and catfish, and relax.  He used to fish with Korey Cunningham a.k.a. Big Country before Korey left UC to play for the Arizona Cardinals.  His favorite fishing hole is about an hour away from campus, known as Catfish Paradise.

Last – but not least – his favorite meal is his mom’s homemade lasagna and garlic bread.  I’m sure she will not be disappointed hearing that!

By Andy Smith