Started 12 of 13 games at right guard... the youngest starter on a Tech line that helped the Jackets lead the ACC in rushing offense... helped Tech roll up 409 rushing yards at 13th-ranked Georgia (Nov. 29).. key in the Jackets rushing for 472 yards against No. 23 Miami (Nov. 20)... helped Tech rush for 326 yards at 19th-ranked North Carolina (Nov. 8)... only non-start came in game 7 at Clemson (Oct. 18)... helped Tech produce 454 yards of offense vs. Duke (Oct. 4)... key in Tech rushing for 438 yards and gaining 500 total yards vs. Mississippi State (Sept. 20)... made his first career start in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28)... left the game because of a neck injury... played a key role on the scout team as a rookie.
Redshirted as a true freshman.
PrepStar all-region selection . . . Honorable mention all-state selection (Class AAA) . . . Two-time All-Bartow County . . . Played in the Georgia North-South All-Star game . . . Graded out at 90 percent for his senior season with 36 pancake blocks and no sacks allowed . . . Credited with 67 pancake blocks in his career . . . Coached by Frank Barden at Cartersville High.
Full name is Phillip Joseph Gilbert ... Parents are Phillip and Jerri Gilbert ... Born September 11, 1988 ... Majoring in biology (pre-med).