52 Gabe Middlebrook
52 Gabe Middlebrook
Height: 6-2
Weight: 219
Year: R-Jr.
Hometown: Charleston, S.C.
High School: West Ashley
Position: LB

2013: Played in 12 games at outside linebacker and finished seventh on the team with 37 tackles…Also recorded 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss…Had six tackles and 0.5 a sack in the win at Campbell (9/14)…Matched a season-high with six stops in the win at Appalachian State (9/28)…Recorded a sack and made four solo tackles in the win over North Greenville (10/5)…Set a new season-high with nine tackles in the loss at Gardner-Webb (11/16).

2012: Played in six games and started one at linebaceker...Recorded seven tackles for the season...Had two tackles in season opener at The Citadel (9/1)...Started at Illinois (9/15) but did not record any statistics...Tallied three tackles in win over Shorter (9/22)...Did not play in five straight games but returned to make one tackle in each of final two games against Gardner-Webb (11/10) and Coastal Carolina (11/17).

2011: Played in four games and started the first three at linebacker before missing time due to injury…recorded eight tackles, including one for a loss of six yards…posted seven tackles in season opener at Central Florida.

2010: Competed in 10 games and had nine total tackles … had an interception and 11-yard return against Hawaii on September 25 … had one pass breakup against Coastal Carolina and a blocked kick against Stony Brook … season-high two tackles on three occasions (Mars Hill, Kentucky, Coastal Carolina).

High School: Multi-sport star at West Ashley, where he earned all-region honors in football and tennis ... had 14 sacks, 143 tackles and eight pass breakups during his career, earning AAAA Region 8 Defensive Player of the Year honors ... also had 17 tackles-for-loss and returned a fumble 58 yards, earning WAHS MVP honors for the linebackers.

Personal: Son of Don and Melicent Middlebrook.

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