OBU's Gilbert Named Preseason All-American

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 5:14 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma Baptist defensive end Kimes Gilbert has been named a preseason NAIA All-American by FootballGameplan.com.

Gilbert was named First-Team Defensive lineman.

The American Football Coaches Association and the NAIA named Gilbert a Second-Team All-American last season.

Gilbert, a 6-0, 240-pound sophomore from Moore, was the Co-Defensive Player of the Year in the Central States Football League and the only CSFL player selected to the All-America team.

Gilbert led the NAIA with 16 sacks, 1.5 sacks per game and 2.5 tackles for loss. He also had 88 tackles on the season, forced two fumbles, recovered one and deflected three passes.

Gilbert is OBU's first NAIA All-American in football and the second football All-America recipient of any kind. Darwin Richardson, in 1938, was named a Little All-American.

OBU opens the season Aug. 30 in Winfield, Kan., taking on Southwestern College at 6 p.m.