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Dillan Gibbons

Dillan Gibbons - Football - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

Offensive Line
Redshirt Senior
St. Petersburg, Fla.
high school
Clearwater Central Catholic
other college
Notre Dame


Started all 13 games at left guard…first-team All-ACC…Wuerffel Trophy winner…won Jim Tatum Award recognizing ACC’s top senior scholar-athlete…named to All-ACC Academic Team…Allstate AFCA Good Works Team captain…Witten Award semifinalist…earned team’s Bill McGrotha and Don Powell awards…named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week after FSU’s 45-3 win at Miami…blocked for offense that led country with average of 7.46 plays of at least 20 yards per game and tied for national lead with eight touchdown drives of at least 90 yards…ranked second nationally with explosive play differential of +7.41, bolstered by 17.15 percent explosive play rate on offense that was country’s third-best rate…helped Seminoles lead ACC in third-down offense, yards gained per pass, yards gained per play, yards gained per rush, total offense per game, yards per completion, rushing offense per game and scoring offense per game…FSU was one of two offenses nationally, and only one in ACC, to average at least 270 passing yards (270.2) and at least 210 rushing yards (214.1) per game…helped protect quarterback Jordan Travis, who was PFF’s highest-graded quarterback nationally and ACC’s highest-graded offensive player…Travis led ACC in yards per play, yards per pass attempt, yards per completion and pass efficiency rating…paved way for running back Trey Benson to lead ACC with average of 6.43 yards per rush…opened lanes as FSU topped 200 rushing yards in seven straight games, tying school record…helped Seminoles score five rushing touchdowns in 45-38 win vs. Florida, highest single-game total by Gators opponent since 1997…blocked for third game in school history with 375-yard passer, 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver while piling up 642 yards of total offense in 41-16 win vs. Georgia Tech…helped FSU rush for 206 yards vs. No. 4 Clemson, which entered game allowing average of 62.2 rushing yards per game…blocked as FSU produced 125-yard rusher and receiver for first time since 2015 in 35-31 victory at Louisville…helped Seminoles record program’s first game with 400 rushing yards and 200 passing yards since 1995, one of two teams nationally to accomplish the feat in 2022, in season opener vs. Duquesne.


Started all 11 games he appeared at left guard…honorable mention All-ACC…All-ACC Academic Team…Bill McGrotha Award winner…ACC Honor Roll…Seminole Scholar…Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Team…named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week after FSU’s 35-25 win at North Carolina when Seminoles rushed for 238 yards and did not allow a sack or have a turnover…was FSU’s first conference offensive lineman of the week since 2016…blocked for offensive line that helped FSU convert 32 consecutive red zone trips into points, the longest active streak nationally to end 2021 and second-longest by any program at any point of season…red zone scoring streak was longest by Seminoles since 2014…helped Florida State rank first in ACC and sixth in America with red zone touchdown percentage of 73.8…FSU’s red zone scoring percentage of 90.5 ranked third in ACC and 15th among all FBS schools…Seminoles ranked fourth in ACC with average of 4.78 yards per rush…FSU’s three touchdowns of at least 75 yards tied for eighth-highest total nationally…blocked for six 200-yard rushing games and seven games with 100-yard rusher…helped pave the way for four consecutive games with at least 200 yards rushing, FSU’s longest streak since 2010…protected quarterback Jordan Travis who was one of four in ACC to pass for at least 1,500 yards and rush for at least 500 yards…Travis passed for career-high 274 yards and had career-best 336 yards of total offense in 31-28 victory vs. Miami…blocked as FSU had five different players score a rushing touchdown for the first time since 2013 in 59-3 win vs. UMass…586 yards of total offense and 365 rushing yards vs. UMass were both highest for FSU since 2016.


Played in 29 games with one start at Notre Dame…Fighting Irish were 43-8 with two College Football Playoff appearances in his four years…saw action in 11 games with one start while helping Notre Dame reach ACC Championship Game and College Football Playoff Semifinal in 2020…started in 45-21 win vs. Syracuse and blocked for offense that gained 568 yards for program’s highest total offense against Power 5 opponent since 2017…saw action in 47-40 win vs. No. 1 Clemson as Irish scored three rushing touchdowns…played in all 13 games in 2019 when Notre Dame finished 11-2 and won Camping World Bowl…saw action in five games during 2018 season that ended with 12-1 record and included CFP Semifinal appearance for Irish…redshirted in 2017 as true freshman…helped lead Clearwater Central Catholic to semifinal round of 3A state playoffs in 2015 and regional final round in 2016…earned first-team all-state honors his senior season…named to first-team Small Schools All-American by MaxPreps, Florida Times-Union Super 75 and Tampa Bay Times HomeTeam 30.