Meeting the Terps Offense: #20 Justin Gilbert

College Park, MD. - TSR gets you acclimated with the 2012 Terps, first looking at the offense.

Player: Justin Gilbert

Hometown: Richmond, Va.

Class: Senior

Height & Weight: 6-foot-6, 300 pounds

Projected Position on Depth Chart: Starting tackle

The rundown: Gilbert is a fifth-year offensive lineman who has starting experience for the Maryland Terrapins. Last season, he played in the last four games of the season and started the last three after missing the first eight games due to a knee injury. Gilbert helped hold Wake Forest and Notre Dame without a sack and helped the Terps rush for 229 yards against Wake Forest. An athletic lineman with great size, Gilbert's biggest concern is staying healthy. He suffered a season-ending knee injury in his sophomore season after starting three games at left tackle, then re-injured his knee in the spring of 2011, forcing him to miss most of last season.

Expectations for 2012: A versatile lineman with starting experience, Gilbert will be looked upon to lead an offensive line unit that lost its two main tackles from last season. Gilbert is listed as the starting right tackle, a position that he has not started at before. Gilbert may end up starting at either tackle position, though it may make more sense for him to return to left tackle, where he started his sophomore year. If Gilbert can stay healthy long enough, he will help the line in protecting the quarterback, but backup offensive linemen should be ready in case Gilbert goes down with another injury in his senior season.

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