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Tony Gibson Picks Up Former Clemson Defensive Tackle

The graduate transfer will be eligible immediately

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According to Chris Anderson at, the West Virginia Mountaineers have picked up graduate transfer defensive tackle Jabril Robinson from the Clemson Tigers. Robinson graduated Clemson this past winter and is immediately eligible to help the Mountaineers fill the space left from Freshman All-American Lamonte McDougle’s departure this spring.

Robinson played in 23 games over the last three seasons, serving as a backup defensive lineman on the Tigers’ vaunted defensive line. The 6-foot-2, 270-pounder played in eleven games last year, recording 19 tackles. Through three seasons with Clemson, he recorded 38 tackles, three tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and four quarterback pressures.

Robinson will join former USC Trojans defensive tackle Kenny Bigelow, the Stills brothers, Dante and Darius, along with Reese Donahue on the defensive line. If the Mountaineers are going to make a run at the Big 12 title this season, the defensive line will be needed to create pressure on passers and help contain the powerful Oklahoma Sooners running game.