Student Athlete: Collin Gilbert

Collin Gilbert has his second straight big performance to lead the Rebels.
Collin Gilbert has his second straight big performance to lead the Rebels.

Collin Gilbert is a force to be reckoned with on the football field.   The Crestview senior has already accounted for nine touchdowns in only two games, picking up right where he left his junior year when he reached one-thousand yards  rushing and passing.

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“Our offense is a great opportunity for me to make big plays because it’s the read offense,” says Gilbert.  ”Every play there is two sometimes maybe even three different players that can get the ball.”

A four year letter winner, two-year starter at quarterback, and all-conference selection, Gilbert is a natural leader helping his Rebels  a conference title and playoff berth in each of his first three seasons.

“Coaches aren’t always watching every player. They’re watching who’s getting the ball, who’s blocking who,” says Gilbert. ” So if I see something I can just tell them because if it goes unnoticed they might think they’re doing the right thing, and when it comes Friday nights we want to make sure everyone is on the same page.”

Gilbert is definitely on the same page when it comes to his studies.  He has a 4.0 grade point average and is in the running to be class valedictorian.

“Preparation is the biggest thing.  If we have a big test in English class or chemistry class, you learn the material and then you go home and study it a couple nights before you take the test,”  says Gilbert.  ”With football, you have a big game on Friday night.   You study it the whole week, you go home and watch film, and then you got out on Friday night  and that’s the test.”

Gilbert  is also a member of the basketball team.  He is a three year letter winner.  As a junior he averaged nine points per game.

He is Class President, Student Council President, a member of National Honor Society, French Club, Chemistry Club, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Prom Committee, and the Superintendent Advisory Committee.

Crestview’s Collin Gilbert, our Student Athlete of the Week.

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