Gibbons Excited for Playoffs

Gibbons Excited for Playoffs

Tito Benach
2014 St. Petersburg Catholic (Fla.) offensive tackle Reilly Gibbons is highly anticipating his team’s playoff game on Friday not only because of the win or go home aspect, but how far the program has come.

“This week we play our first post season game in seven years. We are on our way to hopefully past that and more. We’re looking to set a precedent for St. Petersburg Catholic.”

Gibbons has been a main part of his teams success this year as he has helped escalate their running game to a whole another level.

“I feel as if I’ve been doing well. I’m a big scary left tackle that defense’s either have to run away from or send guys low at me. I feel like I’ve been doing well and the entire offensive line has been doing well, I mean we have two 1,000 yard running backs this year.”

The 6’6 294 pound offensive linemen is committed to the Hurricanes and has been able to catch most of their games this year and gave his thoughts on the team so far.

“I think it’s been a good year, coach (Al) Golden was in an interview today and he said they’re not back yet, they’re building. It’s one thing that a lot of people say, but I really think they mean that. ‘The U’ is on the way back, we’re on our way back to being feared by teams.”

The St.Petersburg Catholic product was in attendance for Miami’s last game against Virginia Tech and got a chance to spend some time with the other future ‘Canes.

“Me, K.C Mcdermott and Nick Linder, we all sat together. We’re all offensive linemen so we share war stories and stuff, so it was a lot of fun.”

Gibbons is planning to see Miami play again when they take on the Virginia Cavaliers and then make another return to Miami for an official visit during December.

“I’ll be down for the Virginia game and than the coaches like to have their official visits in December, so thats when I’ll visit again.”

An interesting fact about Gibbons is that he has a younger brother who is also starring on the offensive line and is 6'3 225 pounds. When asked if he looks to be a Hurricane as well Gibbons responded , "Of course."

Comments (7)

This kid keeps fuggin growing.
We are bringing in some monsters at oline and i love it.
It would be great for our offensive staff to visit Stanford during the off season and learn how to teach players how to fire off the ball quickly, stay low, engage/control and drive hard till whistle blows. Who here happy with the Oline performance? My point! Our Oline is slow off the ball. Allows anybody to penetrate and there is always somebody coming free on passes. Did I mention thats why Art Kehoe was released before.

This Oline is gonna be what Flowers-Linder-Mcderm-Felaciano-Henderson SHOULD have been. DOMINATE in ALL Phases. Really excited about the future at that position.