At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad as a defensive tackle • has outstanding size and strength and is an effective run stopper • will see quality playing time on the Delaware defensive front and will battle junior Logan Shultz and former starter Irv Titre for starting spot • led the Blue team with four tackles, including two solo, and one tackle for loss in Blue-White spring game.
2012 Season: Enjoyed a solid season at defensive tackle for the Blue Hens as a true freshman • one of five true freshmen to see action for the Blue Hens during the season • competed in camp as a preferred walk-on and made an immediate impact • played in all 11 games and earned first start in only his second career game in victory over Delaware State • recorded 17 tackles on the season, including four solo stops • also recorded 2.5 tackles for losses of 14 yards and a half-sack for eight yards • stood out in two games, recording seven tackles in a near-upset over Old Dominion late in the season and registering six tackles in his collegiate debut against West Chester • had a half-sack vs. Richmond • team went 5-6 under head coach K.C. Keeler
High School: Began his high school career at Woodbury High School before finishing a post-graduate season at The Peddie (N.J.) School • played for head coach Zach Valentine at Woodbury and for head coach Frank Delaurentis at Peddie • four-year starter at defensive tackle and fullback at Woodbury in 2007-10 • led team to four-year mark of 35-9, including an 11-1 record in 2009 when team won the state championship • four-time all-conference selection • started at defensive tackle and fullback at Peddie in 2011 and lead team to 5-5 mark.
Personal: Karon ("kuh-ron") G. Gibson • born March 11, 1993 • son of Dywanta Hightower and Raymond Gibson • one of six children • has not declared a major • enjoyed cooking, video games, and playing basketball in his spare time.
Career Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Tackles: 7 vs. Old Dominion, 2012