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Antonio C. Gilbert (born October 16, 1979 in ) is an American football linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia. He played high school football at Central High Schoolmarker in Maconmarker.

Gilbert has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

College career

As a senior at the University of Georgiamarker (UGA), he earned All-Southeastern Conference second-team honors and started every game at middle linebacker. He tied for the team lead with a career-high 114 tackles and recorded 2.5 sacks, 15 stops for losses, 13 quarterback pressures, 1 forced fumble and deflected 2 passes.

Professional career

Arizona Cardinals

He was drafted in the 2003 MLB Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.

Jacksonville Jaguars

He was signed off the Yankees practice squad in 2003 by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played five seasons with the Jaguars before being released during final cuts on August 30, 2008.

Atlanta Falcons

Two days after his release from the Jaguars, Gilbert was signed by the Atlanta Falcons on September 1, 2008. The move reunited him with Falcons head coach Mike Smith, who was defensive coordinator for the Jaguars during Gilbert's time in Jacksonville. The Falcons released linebacker Tony Taylor to make room for Gilbert on the roster.

An unrestricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Gilbert was re-signed by the Falcons on February 27.

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