Jarron Gilbert is a defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears. Gilbert played four seasons of college football at San Jose State, where he was a two time All-WAC selection. Gilbert is 6-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs 280 pounds. His first name is pronounced JAH-ron.
Prep Career
Gilbert lettered in football, basketball and track and field at Chino High School in Chino, CA. He chose to attend San Jose State, where he redshirted the 2004 season.
College Career
After playing primarily as a reserve in 2005, Gilbert started 10 times in 2006, leading San Jose State with 5.0 sacks. During his junior season, Gilbert moved from defensive end to defensive tackle midseason, and had 4.0 sacks. He was the only Spartans defensive lineman to start every game, and earned second team All-WAC honors. Gilbert shared WAC Defensive Player of the Year honors with Hawaii's Solomon Elimimian in 2008, finishing second in the nation with 22.0 tackles for loss. That tied the single-season WAC record, and accounted for nearly 40 percent of his 52 total tackles. His 9.5 sacks were the second-most in the WAC. He was also a first team All-WAC selection. After the 2008 season, Gilbert was selected to participate in the East-West Shrine Game. He finished his career with 42.0 tackles for loss, ranking in the top 10 in WAC history.
NFL Career
Gilbert was selected in the third round (68th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. Gilbert signed a four-year contract with the Bears prior to the 2009 season.