David Gilbert announced on Friday that he would be going to the Hurricanes as reported by the South Florida Sun Sentinel. The defensive end suffered numerous injuries in his right foot, and after facing them again this spring, it was thought that the redshirt senior’s career was over
Gilbert missed most of the 2011 season because of a broken right foot and it was announced that he’d miss spring practice this year after he needed surgery to repair ligament damage in the same foot. That was soon followed by Gilbert’s decision to retire from football.
In 2012, Gilbert had 42 tackles (21 solo), 9.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, and forced three fumbles. He will be able to play for the Hurricanes immediately since he graduated from Wisconsin in the spring.
An immediate presence for Gilbert will help the Hurricanes who gave up over 200 yards on the ground last season, which puts them at 114th in the nation between Boston College and New Mexico State.