- Kendal Gibson
Kendal  Gibson


Aliceville, Ala.

High School:
Aliceville High School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 240




A powerful back with good speed, Gibson will again be a key contributor to the Blazer running game ... very reliable inside the ?red zone,? as he has scored 11 rushing touchdowns in the past two seasons ... excellent short yardage back.

2002: Split duty in the backfield with Dan Burks and Theron Dudley ? started nine contests at running back ? finished the season No. 2 on the Blazer team in rushing with 460 yards ? was tops on the squad in rushing average at 4.9 per carry ? also paced UAB in rushing TDs with five ? turned in the Blazers? longest run of the season, a 36-yard jaunt against Pittsburgh ? had season-high 79 yards in season finale against Cincinnati ? also had 72 yards (on nine carries) versus Pittsburgh ? scored a pair of rushing touchdowns in victory over Houston ? ran for 52 yards on only seven attempts in season-opening defeat at nationally-ranked Florida .. caught seven passes for 30 yards.

2001: Posted a five-game touchdown streak that included games against Central Florida, Tulane, Memphis, TCU and Houston ... scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter in UAB?s 34-27 C-USA victory over Tulane Oct. 20 at Legion Field ... tied for second on the team in touchdowns scored and points (36) ... highest rushing yardage effort was a 10-carry, 27-yard performance in UAB?s 41-13 victory over Montana State Aug. 20 at Legion Field ... saw action in nine games last season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Super All-State (Birmingham News) performer at Aliceville High School in 2000 ? named Alabama 3A Back of the Year by the Alabama Sportswriters' Association ? blew away his school's (and the Alabama High School) record book with 3,073 rushing yards and 38 touchdowns as Aliceville won the 3A state title (2000) ? chose UAB over Southern Miss, Louisville and Tennessee Tech.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 24, 1983 ... son of Marion D. Woods ... twin brother of fellow UAB teammate Randal Gibson ? a general studies major.