‘Explosive’ WR/RB Antonio Gibson makes most of playing time at Memphis

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Antonio Gibson

Playing time was hard to come by the past few years for Memphis running backs.

Darrell Henderson was a third-round pick by the Los Angeles Rams last year, while former Tigers teammate Tony Pollard was a fourth-round pick by Dallas.

And Pollard barely touched the ball compared to Henderson and Patrick Taylor, who finished second on the team in rushing yards in 2018 and entered this past season as RB1.

As for Antonio Gibson? He barely played at all in 2018 after transferring from East Central Community College, getting most of his reps at wide receiver, where he caught just six passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns.

But scouts and draft analysts alike are now well aware of the 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior. Gibson and Taylor recently received invitations to the upcoming Scouting Combine, held Feb. 23-March 2 in Indianapolis.