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Countdown to Kickoff takes a look at the senior special teams trio of holder Drew Dileo, placekicker Brendan Gibbons and long snapper Jareth Glanda.
Points: 16, twice (last at Penn State, Oct. 12, 2013)
FG Att.: 7, at Penn State (Oct. 12, 2013)
FGs Made: 4, twice, last at Northwestern (Nov. 16, 2013)
PATs: 9, vs. Indiana (Oct. 19, 2013)
Long FG: 52, at Nebraska (Oct. 27, 2012)
At Michigan ... appeared in 44 games as a placekicker, hitting 45-of-60 field goals with a career long from 52 yards ... finished his career fourth in U-M history in field goals made ... streak of 141 consecutive successful PATs ranked as the longest such streak in program history ... converted a program-record 16 consecutive field goal attempts.
Fith-Year Senior (2013) ... tied for fourth the Big Ten in scoring (8.1 ppg) ... appeared in 11 games at placekicker, converting 15-of-20 field goal attempts ... Named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week and College Football Performance Awards Specialist of the Week on Nov. 18 ... ... NORTHWESTERN (Nov. 16) ... converted on four field goal attempts, with a long of 44 yards as time expired to send the game into overtime ... NEBRASKA (Nov. 9) ... converted both of his field goal attempts, with a long of 40 yards ... PENN STATE (Oct. 12) ... set career highs in field goals attempted and made, going 4-for-7 ... also made his 127th consecutive PAT, setting a new program record ... CONNECTICUT (Sept. 21) ... kicked the eventual game-winning 21-yard field goal in the fourth quarter and was 3-3 on PAT's ...NOTRE DAME (Sept. 7) ... was successful on both field goal attempts, with a long of 44 yards ... CENTRAL MICHIGAN (Aug. 31) ... converted his lone field goal attempt and was 8-8 on PATs.
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 ... converted his final 13 field goal attempts of the season, ranking as the second-longest streak in U-M history behind Remy Hamilton's 14 straight in 1996 ... 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 ... 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).
Junior/Sophomore (2011)... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned second varsity letter ... appeared in 13 games at placekicker and was 13-17 FGs and 54-55 PATs ... VIRGINIA TECH (Jan. 3) ... converted all three field goal attempts, including 37-yard game-winner in overtime ... OHIO STATE (Nov. 26) ... hit then career long 43-yard field goal with two minutes left in fourth quarter to give U-M a six-point lead ... NEBRASKA (Nov. 19) ... hit 42-yard field goal ... PURDUE (Oct. 29) ... made both FG attempts (37, 22 yards) and all four 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).
Sophomore/Freshman (2010) ... earned first varsity letter ... appeared in seven games ... converted 1-of-5 field goals and 13-of-14 PATs ... served as kickoff specialist in four contests ... recorded three touchbacks ... hit 24-yard field goal and converted 3-of-4 PATs against Connecticut (Sept. 4) ... made all four PAT tries vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20).
Freshman (2009) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... 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 career ... two-year varsity letterman ... Key Statistics ... hit 16-of-21 career FGs ... notched touchbacks on 90 percent of his kickoffs ... converted 10 of 12 field goals with a long of 52 yards as a senior, seven of which were from 40 yards or longer ... 93 percent of kickoffs went for touchbacks as senior ... Honors and Rankings ... shared 2008 Lou Groza Award as the Palm Beach County High School Place-Kicker of the Year ... finalist for Lou Groza Award as a junior ... named to the Special Teams Solutions Elite Class of 2009 ... recipient of 2009 High School Maxwell Award for his excellence on the field and in the community ... 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 ... first-team all-conference and all-county as a junior and senior ... first-team all-state 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) ... holds bachelor's degree from the College of Literature, Science and the Arts in general studies.
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