An athletic, fifth-year offensive lineman who has played in 18 career games with six starts (left tackle - 3, right guard - 3) ... the starting left tackle in 2010 before suffering a season-ending left knee injury ... re-injured the same knee the first week of 2011 spring practice, causing him to miss the first eight games of that season ... ended up as the starter at right guard in 2011 ... emerged from the spring No. 1 on the depth chart at right tackle.
As a Junior (2011): Missed the first eight games of the year while rehabbing from a knee injury ... played in four games, starting the final three ... helped the offense rank third in the ACC in rushing (169.3 yards per game) and fourth in fewest sacks allowed (1.4 pg) ... saw his first action against Virginia (11/5), playing at right guard ... made his first start of the year at right guard against Notre Dame (11/12) and helped hold the Irish without a sack ... also helped hold Wake Forest (11/19) without a sack while the Terps rushed for 229 yards ... also started against NC State (11/26).
As a Sophomore (2010): Started at left tackle in the first three games before suffering a season-ending left knee injury in the West Virginia game (9/18) ... part of the line that helped the Terps run for 261 yards as a team against Navy (9/6), the most in a game since they had 271 vs. Delaware in 2008. Maryland's average of 7.7 ypr in the game was the highest since posting 7.9 ypr against North Carolina on 11/2/02 ... helped the Terps post their second consecutive 200-yard rushing game with 221 against Morgan State (9/11), marking the first time Maryland had back-to-back 200-yard rushing games since 2007.
As a Redshirt Freshman (2009): Played in 11 games as a reserve along the offensive line and on special teams ... saw most of his action at left tackle ... also on the PAT/FG unit ... played in his first career game in the season opener at California (9/5) ... did not see action against James Madison (9/12) ... played vs. MTSU (9/19), helping the offense post a season-high 446 total yards ... part of the line that helped Chris Turner pass for 307 yards and three TDs against Wake Forest (10/10) ... member of an offensive line that helped Maryland gain a season-high 196 rushing yards and give up just one sack against Florida State (11/21).
As a Freshman (2008): Served a redshirt season.
At Monacan High School: A two-way player who excelled at offensive and defensive tackle for the Chiefs ... rated No. 68 nationally among offensive guards by Scouts, Inc. ... named team captain his senior season ... an All-Met offensive lineman as a senior ... also recorded 22 tackles and a forced fumble in 2007... named second-team All-Dominion District and All-Metro as a junior on both offense and defense ... a four-year letterwinner in track (shot put and discus) ... also considered Virginia Tech, Virginia, Penn State, East Carolina and Marshall ... coached by Danny Parsons.
Personal: Parents are William and Kimberly Gilbert ... has one younger sister, Ashley ... enjoys hunting and fishing ... majoring in criminology and criminal justice.