Ryan Gilbert
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    Ryan Gilbert

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Dallas, Texas

    High School:
    Hillcrest

    Last College:
    LSU

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 230

    Position:
    Running Back

    Experience:
    1L

    Former transfer from LSU who provided immediate dividends to the Cougar offense last season... is listed as the number-one utility back heading into fall practice... is another weapon in Houston's offensive attack... physical runner with excellent speed... is tough to bring down and even tougher to catch from behind... is an excellent receiver out of the backfield... 2004: Played in nine games last season including five as a starter... finished second on the team in rushing with 332 yards... also had 16 catches for 178 yards, which was tops among running backs... missed both the East Carolina and UAB games with an injured ankle... rushed for a team-high 54 yards on only nine carries at No. 2 Oklahoma... broke off a 20-yard run in the fourth quarter and capped the Cougars' scoring for the night with a 1-yard run late in the game against the Sooners... also made an 11-yard reception... rushed for 46 yards on nine carries and hauled in three catches for 26 yards during the Conference USA opener against Army... led the Cougars with 84 rushing yards on 26 carries... rumbled on a 20-yard run against the Hurricanes to set up a UH score and caught a 10-yard reception... rushed for 95 yards on 18 carries and added a 1-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter at Southern Miss... hauled in a 4-yard touchdown pass at C-USA rival TCU... gave UH an early lead with a 1-yard touchdown run against Tulane... also caught two passes for 53 yards, including a 44-yard catch against the Green Wave... came back from ankle injury to have five catches for 75 yards and one touchdown against Louisville... his 15-yard TD reception from Kevin Kolb cut the Louisville lead to 28-20 early in the third quarter... also rushed twice for seven yards against the Cardinals... 2003: Sat out the season as per NCAA transfer rules... Prior to Houston: Was in Baton Rouge for two years... redshirted in 2001... was a backup tailback for LSU in 2002... played in three games... rushed 10 times for 22 yards... had a long run of 15 yards versus Louisiana-Lafayette... 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 First Team and was selected to the Houston Chronicle Top 100... was a Second-Team, 4A All-State selection at quarterback and was named the 12-4A Player-of-the-Year... three-time First-Team, All-District selection and earned a spot on the All-Academic team four times... Personal: Born September 28, 1982, in Dallas, Texas... son of Artrai and Jacquie Gilbert of Murphy, Texas... also recruited by Miami (Fla.), Texas Tech and Oklahoma... is a cousin of former UH great Danny Davis... majoring in sociology.

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