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Cowboy returner received national recognition.
17 returning starters are included; QBs Lunt, Walsh, Chelf all listed equally.
Justin Gilbert's two interceptions lead the way for Orange squad.
Stewart, Barnett, Gilbert lead Orange; Lowe and Lewis headline the White.
Highlights from the 2012 Oklahoma State football spring game.
No. 19 Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State - UTSI
Oklahoma State takes on TCU
Oklahoma State football
Oklahoma State held its 2013 Spring Finale Saturday, April 20 inside Boone Pickens Stadium.
2012 Second-Team All-Big 12 KR/PR, Coaches
2013 Jim Thorpe Award Finalist
2013 First-Team All-American, Walter Camp
2013 First-Team All-American, FWAA
2013 First-Team All-Big 12, Coaches
2013 First-Team All-Big 12, Associated Press
An athletic playmaker who was a big factor on special teams ... Was a Rivals freshman All-American in 2010 as a kick returner ... Owns the OSU record and Big 12 record with six career kickoff returns for touchdowns ... Is second all-time at OSU and in the Big 12 Conference's top 10 with 2,681 kickoff return yards ... Honorable mention All-Big 12 in the return game in 2011 ... Career return average of 26.28 yards ... Defensive MVP of the 2012 Fiesta Bowl ... Started 36 games at cornerback ... Ranks among the Big 12 Conference's career top 10 with 102 kickoff returns ... Had eight career non-offensive touchdowns with two pick-sixes.
2013 (Senior): Jim Thorpe Award finalist for nation's best defensive back ... Finished the regular season leading the Big 12 in interceptions with seven (fourth nationally and the fourth-most in OSU history), kickoff return average at 25.2 (28th nationally) and kickoff return touchdowns with one (sixth nationally) ... Returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown against Kansas to tie the longest return in OSU history ... Finished third among OSU defensive backs with 40 tackles, 35 of which were solo tackles ... Recorded seven pass breakups on the year and one quarterback hurry ... His game against Texas included a season-high nine tackles, seven solo tackles, two interceptions, one interception return for a touchdown and 84 all-purpose yards ... Also had a pick-six in OSU's win at Iowa State ... Has scored three non-offensive touchdowns this season ... Made five tackles against TCU and at least two tackles in every game this season ... Ranks fifth on the squad with 534 all-purpose yards ... Named the Nov. 11 Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week and the Nov. 18 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week ... Honorable mention All-Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year ... Honorable mention All-Big 12 KR/PR ... CBSSports.com National Co-Defensive Player of the Week, Nov. 18 ... College Football Performance Awards National Kick Returner of the Week, Nov. 10 ... Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll, Nov. 18.
2012 (Junior): Returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown against West Virginia ... It was the 12th longest return in OSU history and the second longest in Gilbert's career ... It earned him Big 12 player of the week honors ... Ranked second in the Big 12 and 23rd in the NCAA with a return average of 25.8 yards ... Averaged 25.3 yards in Big 12 play to rank fourth in the league and 23rd in the country ... Was ninth in Big 12 play with nine pass break-ups ... His 827 return yards were the second best total in OSU history ... Ended the season with 63 tackles (fourth on the team) and a team-high nine pass break-ups ... Had a season-high 11 tackles against Oklahoma and eight stops against Texas ... Had seven tackles and broke up a pass at Baylor ... In the bowl win over Purdue he had six tackles and forced a fumble ... Made five tackles against West Virginia, Kansas State and Arizona ... Had tackles for loss against Arizona and OU.
2011 (Sophomore): Ended the season with 15 passes defended to rank No. 30 in the country and sixth in the Big 12 ... Five of those defended passes were interceptions (against Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Tulsa, Baylor and Stanford) ... Finished No. 14 nationally with five interceptions ... Recorded 11 tackles at Texas in a game that also saw him return a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown ... Had nine stops at A&M, along with a pass break-up, a fumble recovery and an interception ... Had a 100-yard kickoff return for a score at Tulsa, joining Barry Sanders as the only other Cowboy to accomplish that feat ... His night against Oklahoma included nine tackles, an interception and two pass break-ups ... His 703 kickoff return yards represent the second best total in OSU history ... Averaged 27.0 yards on kickoff returns as a sophomore to finish No. 12 in the NCAA and tops in the Big 12 ... Had interceptions against the nation's best quarterbacks, including Andrew Luck of Stanford, Robert Griffin of Baylor and Ryan Tannehill of Texas A&M (all top 10 picks in the NFL Draft).
2010 (Freshman): Ended the regular season No. 22 nationally and led the Big 12 with a 26.9-yard average on 26 kick returns ... Had an 89-yard return for a score against Oklahoma and a 93-yard TD return against Baylor ... Was the Big 12 special teams player of the week for his efforts against OU ... Recorded 18 tackles on defense and special teams ... Forced a fumble against OU ... Best tackle day was four against Washington State and three against the Sooners, Kansas and Arizona ... Averaged 6.9 yards on eight punt returns and had a 50-yard return against Nebraska ... One of just nine players in the country with multiple kickoff returns for scores ... Played in every game but Kansas State (injury).
High School: Two-time district MVP at Huntsville HS in Huntsville, Texas, where he was coached by Mitchell Coey and Shane Martin ... SuperPrep all-region pick and ranked by that publication as the No. 51 player in Texas ... Earned postseason honors on both sides of the ball ... Rated by Scout as the No. 41 corner prospect in the country and by Texas Football as one of that state's top 20 quarterbacks ... Rated by Rivals as the No. 60 overall prospect in Texas and No. 26 in the country under the "athlete" heading ... Ran for more than 1,000 yards with nine touchdowns and passed for nearly 800 more as a quarterback during his senior year ... As a junior, he accumulated 785 passing yards and 628 rushing yards ... Also competed in basketball and track.
Personal: Justin Rodrell Gilbert was born Nov. 7, 1991, in The Woodlands, Texas ... Son of Iwanna Rolling and Sherman Gilbert ... Majoring in education ... Participated in community service for the City of Huntsville ... His cousin, Fred Gilbert, played for UCLA, then transferred to Houston where he was a standout receiver ... Offer list included Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, TCU and Utah.