Position
Defensive Back
Height
5'10
Weight
206 lbs.
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Dallas, Texas
High School
Hillcrest HS

(updated 8/9/03)

Made the switch from offense to defense and was a pleasant surprise for the coaching staff … Heads into 2003 as LSU’s backup at strong safety … Spent his first two seasons with the Tigers as a running back on the offensive side of the ball … Brings toughness along with quickness to the defensive backfield.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2002)
Backup tailback for the Tigers … Played in three games in 2002 … Rushed 10 times for 22 yards and no TDs … Had a long run of 15 yards vs. Louisiana-Lafayette.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2001)
Redshirted as a true freshman for the Tigers.

HIGH SCHOOL
Named to the PrepStar All-America team after passing for 1,267 yards and nine touchdowns and rushing for another 1,108 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior … Also had 138 yards in kickoff returns and 464 yards and four touchdowns on punt returns as a senior … Totaled 5,766 all-purpose yards and 76 touchdowns in his career … Selected to the All-Dallas Morning News Star first team and was selected to the Houston Chronicle Top 100 for the state of Texas … Second Team Class 4A All-State at quarterback and was named the 11-4A Player of the Year … Three-time First Team All-District selection and earned a spot on the All-Academic team four times … Coached by Jeff Johnson.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ryan Tristan Gilbert … Born Sept. 28, 1982 in Dallas, Texas … Parents are Artrai and Jackie Davis Gilbert … Has two brothers – Artrai and Bryan … Majoring in education.

Gilbert’s Career Rushing Totals

Year Class G-GS Att. Yds. TD LG
2002 Fr.-RS 3-0 10 22 0 15
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