Shelton Gibson

#1 Shelton Gibson

WR | r-Jr. | 6-0 | 198 | Cleveland, Ohio | Cleveland Heights HS

2015 (Redshirt Sophomore)

  • Started all 13 games at wide receiver
  • Two-year kickoff returner for WVU
  • Saw action on 819 plays, including 718 offensive plays
  • Ranked No. 2 in the NCAA, No. 1 in the Big 12, in yards per catch (23.97)
  • Ranked No. 11 in the NCAA, No. 3 in the Big 12, in kickoff returns for TDs (1)
  • Ranked No. 28 in the NCAA, No. 6 in Big 12, in receiving TDs (9)
  • Ranked No. 7 in the Big 12 in receiving yards/game (68.2) 
  • Ranked No. 13 in the Big 12 in all-purpose yards/game (96.0)
  • Game-high 143 yards on four catches, including a 59-yard touchdown reception against Arizona State in the Cactus Bowl
  • One catch for 11 yards at Kansas State and one kickoff return for 36 yards
  • Caught a career-high-tying six passes for a career-best and team-high 148 yards with a 60-yard touchdown grab against Iowa State
  • Also had a 53-yard kickoff return for 201 all-purpose yards vs. Iowa State
  • Two catches for 36 yards, a touchdown and a long reception of 32 yards at TCU
  • Had a career-long 70-yard .touchdown reception at Baylor; score came on WVU’s third play of the game and was WVU’s longest play from scrimmage to date
  • Finished with a game-high 277 all-purpose yards at Baylor; had a 100-yard return for a touchdown at Baylor; ninth Mountaineer to have a 100-yard kickoff return
  • Has six catches for more than 20 yards; 10 catches of 15 yards or more; 12 receptions of 10 yards or more
  • Second most receptions (5) against Oklahoma State with 84 yards and his fifth touchdown of the season
  • Doubled his career touchdown numbers with two against Maryland; first Mountaineer to catch two TDs in one game since Mario Alford did so at Iowa State on Nov. 29, 2014
  • Finished with a career-high six catches vs. UMD
  • Second touchdown of season was a long bomb, as he caught a 52-yard pass from Skyler Howard for team’s first touchdown against Liberty; finished with a game-best 81 yards receiving
  • Along with Jovon Durante (121), netted first career 100-yard receiving game vs. Georgia Southern
  • Connected with Skyler Howard for a 26-yard touchdown against Georgia Southern for first career score; also caught a career-long 57-yard reception

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)

  • Played in 12 games 
  • Used on 242 plays, including 203 on special teams
  • Finished with a season-best 47-yard reception against Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl
  • Season-high two catches against Towson
  • Saw first collegiate action against Alabama and had one catch
  • Emerged midseason as a kickoff return threat
  • Proved to be productive on kickoff returns as teams tried to kick away from Mario Alford
  • Had two kickoff returns for 30 yards, including a 19-yarder against Texas A&M
  • Best day came against Kansas State with six kickoff returns for 130 yards; long return went for 42 yards
  • A strong effort vs. Baylor with four kickoff returns for 81 yards; long return went for 28 yards

2013 (Freshman)

  • Redshirted

High School

  • Played three seasons for coach Jeff Rotsky at Cleveland Heights High
  • Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl
  • Finished with more than 700 receiving yards as a senior and scored
  • 11 total touchdowns
  • Scored touchdowns as a receiver, rusher, kickoff returner, punt returner and passed for a touchdown
  • Grabbed 27 passes for 518 yards and four touchdowns in 2011
  • Recorded 45 receptions for 532 yards and 21 touchdowns as a sophomore
  • No. 6 on the 2012 Cleveland Plain Dealer Top 50 Northeast Ohio football players
  • Named to the 2012 Cleveland Plain Dealer Special Mention team
  • Earned Northeast Lakes All-District Third Team Offense in 2011
  • ESPN No. 11 Ohio recruit
  • Rivals No. 4 Ohio Postseason Top 75
  • Sporting News Top 125
  • Lettered in track, participating in sprints and relays


  • Birthday is March 20
  • Son of Shelton Gibson and Shalett Morris
  • One of five children
  • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
Totals 3822929258418981771
2014Fr12    460047
2015So13    37887970
Totals 381331001
Special Teams
Totals 385312441100
Totals 3818108

Life As A Mountaineer: Shelton Gibson

By Sean Merinar | November 10, 2016

In this week's Life As A Mountaineer, we take an inside look at junior wide receiver Shelton Gibson. Life As A Mountaineer is courtesy of Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration.

Gibson's Catch The Spark WVU Needed

By @JohnAntonik | October 02, 2016

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Play by play and game by game, Shelton Gibson continues to get a little bit better … and a little bit better.

Football Award Winners for the BYU Game

By Mike Montoro | September 25, 2016

The West Virginia University football coaching staff has named its award winners for outstanding performances in the Mountaineers 35-32 win against BYU at FedExField in Landover, Md., on Saturday, Sept. 24.