CAREER HIGHS Points: 16, vs. Minnesota (Oct. 1, 2011) FG Att.: 4,at Purdue (Oct. 6, 2012) FGs Made: 3, four times (last vs. Michigan State, Oct. 20, 2012) PATs: 8, vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 15, 2012) Long FG: 52,at Nebraska (Oct. 27, 2012)
At Michigan ... has appeared in 33 games as a placekicker, hitting 30-of-40 field goals with a career long from 52 yards.
Senior/Junior (2012)...All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches, media) ...appeared in 13 games as placekicker and went 16-18 on FGs and 45-45 on PATs ... SOUTH CAROLINA (Jan. 1) ... converted on both field goal attempts ... NORTHWESTERN (Nov. 10) ... converted 26-yard field goal with two seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime ... NEBRASKA (Oct. 27) ... hit career-long 52-yard field goal ... converted on all three field goal attempts ... MICHIGAN STATE (Oct. 20) ... converted on all three field goal attempts, including 38-yard game-winner with five seconds remaining ... ILLINOIS (Oct. 13) ... connected on 18-yard field goal ... PURDUE (Oct. 6) ... hit three of four field goal attempts, from 27, 29, and 42 yards out ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 22) ... connected on two of three field goal attempts (33, 31 yards) ... AIR FORCE (Sept. 8) ... hit 31-yard field goal.
Junior/Sophomore (2011)... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned second varsity letter ... started all 13 games at placekicker ... VIRGINIA TECH (Jan. 3) ... converted all three field goal attempts, including game-winner in overtime from37 yards out ...OHIO STATE (Nov. 26) ... reset career long with a 43-yard field goal with two minutes left in the fourth quarter to give U-M a six-point lead ... NEBRASKA (Nov. 19) ... drilled a career-best, 42-yard field goal into the wind in the first quarter ... ILLINOIS (Nov. 12) ... made a 27-yard field goal in the third quarter and converted all four PATs ... IOWA (Nov. 5) ... converted only field goal attempt from 32 yards out ... PURDUE (Oct. 29) ... made both of his field goal attempts (37, 22 yards) and all four of his PATs ... MINNESOTA (Oct. 1) ... set career highs for points (16), field goals attempted (3), field goals made (3), PATs (7) and field goal long (38) ... made all three field goal attempts from 25, 32 and 38 yards out ... EASTERN MICHIGAN (Sept. 17) ... made a 21-yard field goal in his only attempt.
Sophomore/Freshman (2010) ... earned first varsity letter ... appeared in seven games ... served as placekicker in five contests with four starts ... converted 1-of-5 field goals and 13-of-14 PATs ... served as kickoff specialist in four contests ... recorded three touchbacks ... made career debut as starting kicker and kickoff specialist vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4) ... hit a 24-yard field goal and converted 3-of-4 PATs against the Huskies ... converted three PATs at Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... started at kickoff specialist vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18) ... did not see game action against Bowling Green (Sept. 25) and Indiana (Oct. 2) ... had one kickoff vs. Michigan State (Oct. 9) ... did not see game action against Iowa (Oct. 16), Penn State (Oct. 30), Illinois (Nov. 6) and Purdue (Nov. 13) ... made all four of his PAT tries as a reserve placekicker vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20) ... knocked through one PAT in start at Ohio State (Nov. 27) ... missed a 35-yard field goal attempt and made two PATs in start vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
Freshman (2009) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... redshirted ... did not see game action.
Prep ... attended Cardinal Newman High School (2009) coached by Don Dicus ... left-footed kicker ... played defensive end, fullback and linebacker during his career ... two-year varsity letterman ... Key Statistics... hit 16-of-21 career field goals ... notched touchbacks on 90 percent of his kickoffs in his two years ... converted 10 of his 12 field goals with a long of 52 yards as a senior, seven of which were from 40 yards or longer ... 93 percent of his kickoffs went for touchbacks senior year ... connected on six-of-10 field goals and 26-of-28 PATs as a junior ... Honors and Rankings... shared the 2008 Lou Groza Award as the Palm Beach County High School Place-Kicker of the Year Award ... was a finalist for the Lou Groza Award as a junior ... named to the Special Teams Solutions Elite Class of 2009 ... recipient of the 2009 High School Maxwell Award for his excellence on the field and in the community ... rated as the No. 8 kicker in the nation by Rivals.com ... two-star prospect by Rivals.com ... three-star prospect and the No. 11 kicker nationally according to scout.com ... listed as the 17th-best kicker in the country according to Scouts, Inc. ... Palm Beach Post Small Schools All-Area first team as a senior ... All-Southeast region selection by Prep Star ... hit a 35-yard field goal and three-of-four PATs in the U.S. Army All-American game ... earned first-team all-conference and all-county as a junior and senior ... received first-team all-state honors following junior and senior years ... Other Sports... three-year varsity letterman in soccer.
Personal ... Brendan Michael Gibbons was born August 15, 1991 ... father, Shawn, was a national champion in judo (1977, 1979) ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in general studies.