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Tashaun Gipson
S #39
Height:
5-11
Weight:
212
Age:
27
College:
Wyoming
Hometown:
San Bernardino, CA
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
41
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 281 193 88 0.0 0 24 15 354 -- 62 2 1 0
2016 JAX 16 16 41 34 7 0.0 -- 2 1 30 30 30 0 0 --
2015 CLE 13 13 60 42 18 0.0 -- 2 2 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2014 CLE 11 11 52 28 24 0.0 0 8 6 158 26.3 62 1 1 --
2013 CLE 16 15 95 63 32 0.0 0 11 5 143 28.6 44 1 0 --
2012 CLE 10 3 33 26 7 0.0 -- 1 1 23 23 23 0 0 --

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS

Originally signed by Cleveland as an undrafted free agent on 5/9/12 ... Signed by Jacksonville as an unrestricted free agent on 3/10/16

PRO (Games played/started - 66/58)

• Earned first career Pro Bowl selection in 2014 after finishing second in NFL with six interceptions
• One of eight players to register 15 or more INTs since 2012, joining CB Richard Sherman, DB Glover Quin, CB Patrick Peterson, S Reggie Nelson, CB Aqib Talib, CB Earl Thomas and CB Trumaine Johnson
• Ranks tied for third in the NFL among safeties with 14 interceptions

2016 (w/ JAX - 16/16)

Made his Jaguars debut during the team’s season opener
• 9/11 vs. G.B.: Started at FS and made three solo tackles
• 9/18 at S.D.: Started at FS and made three solo tackles
• 9/25 vs. BAL: Registered his first INT with the Jaguars during the fourth quarter ... Also recorded three solo tackles
• 10/2 vs. IND: Started at FS and made one solo tackle
• 10/16 at CHI: Started at FS and made three solo tackles
• 10/23 vs. OAK: Started at FS and made two solo tackles
• 10/27 at TEN: Started at FS and made three tackles (two solo)
• 11/6 at K.C.: Started at FS
• 11/13 vs. HOU: Started at FS and tallied two solo tackles
• 11/20 at DET: Started at FS and made one solo tackle
• 11/27 at BUF: Started at FS and made two solo tackles
• 12/4 vs. DEN: Started at FS and made two tackles (one solo)
• 12/11 vs. MIN: Started at FS and made a season-high four solo tackles
• 12/18 at HOU: Started at FS and and made four tackles (three solo)
• 12/24 vs. TEN: Started at FS and made two solo tackles and one pass defensed
• 1/1 at IND: Started at FS and recorded a season-high six tackles (two solo)

2015 (w/ CLE - 13/13, 0/0)

Started 13 games, marking the third consecutive season in which he made 10-plus starts for the Browns ... Finished with 60 tackles (42 solo), two interceptions and two passes defensed ... Tackle total was his highest since registering 105 stops in 2013 ... Has recorded an interception in all four NFL seasons, including two-plus interceptions in three straight years

• 9/13 at NYJ: Totaled five tackles (three solo) and his first interception of the season, which came against Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in the second quarter
• 9/20 vs. TEN: Had eight tackles (five solo), his second-highest total in 2015
• 11/1 vs. ARI: Produced one solo (tackle) and intercepted Cardinals QB Carson Palmer in the third quarter
• 12/20 at SEA: Tallied a season-high nine tackles (five solo)

2014 (w/ CLE - 11/11, 0/0)

Selected to first Pro Bowl ... Along with CB Joe Haden and S Donte Whitner, marked the first time in team history that the club had three defensive backs selected to the Pro Bowl in the same year ... Started all 11 games at free safety and added 52 tackles, eight passes defensed, six interceptions, one forced fumble and one interception-re- turn TD ... Finished second in the NFL with career-high six interceptions, despite miss- ing final five games ... Interception total led the team and were the most by a Browns player since 2010 ... Became the first player to lead the Browns in interceptions in consecutive years since Earl Little from 2002-03 ... Helped Cleveland finish first in the NFL in opponent passer rating (74.1) and passes defensed (99)

• 9/14 vs. N.O.: During 26-24 victory, registered eight tackles and one interception, returning it for a career-long 62-yard TD
• 10/19 at JAX: Earned second career multiple-interception game, picking off Jaguars QB Blake Bortles twice
• 10/26 vs. OAK: After Raiders shifted out of initial FG formation, picked off Raiders QB Matt Schaub and returned it 35 yards
• 11/2 vs. T.B.: Picked off Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon in end zone to thwart Tampa Bay scoring threat
• 11/6 at CIN: In 24-3 primetime win, recorded three tackles, one pass defensed and one forced fumble ... Member of Browns defense that limited Bengals to 79 net passing yards, second fewest by an NFL team in 2014
• 11/23 at ATL: Sustained knee injury in fourth quarter and was placed on injured reserve on 12/20

2013 (w/ CLE - 16/15, 0/0)

Started 15 of 16 games at free safety ... Totaled 105 tackles, five interceptions, his first career interception-return TD and 14 passes defensed

• 9/8 vs. MIA: Intercepted Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill and returned it 29 yards
• 10/13 vs. DET: Intercepted Lions QB Matthew Stafford in end zone, returning it 35 yards ... Added eight tackles
• 10/20 at G.B.: Amassed a career-high 11 tackles and added one pass defensed
• 12/15 vs. CHI: Registered first multiple-interception game (two) and first interception-return TD ... In second quarter, grabbed his second interception of the game, returning it 44 yards

2012 (w/ CLE - 10/3, 0/0)

Appeared in 10 contests, with three starts ... Registered 29 tackles, one interception and one pass defensed ... Also accounted for four stops on special teams

• 12/9 vs. K.C.: Recorded his first career interception

COLLEGE (at Wyoming, 2008-11)

• Four-year starter at the University of Wyoming ... Started all 50 career games
• Notched nine career interceptions, which ranked tied for fourth in school history
• As a senior, recorded 95 tackles and three interceptions
• Played 38 games at Wyoming in the same defensive backfield as his brother, Marcell, one of the primary reasons he chose to attend the school
• Graduated with a degree in communications after nishing his course work during the offseason in 2015

PERSONAL

• First name is pronounced tuh-SHAWN
• Has a son, Tashaun Jr., and daughter, Nala
• His father and all three brothers played Division I football, including his brother, Marcell, who was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2011 ... His father played football at Arizona State
• One of six children
• Attended Kimball High School in Dallas, Texas
• Received all-state honorable mention laurels ... Named the 4A District 14 Dallas City League MVP and earned rst-team all-district honors both as a cornerback and as a returner during his senior season
• Also lettered in basketball and track
• Aspires to start an Alzheimer’s awareness charity, as the disease has affected his family .. Works to help youth and provide them gifts during the holiday season
• Twitter handle is @Gipson_duos24

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