In two-year, 20-game career, has made 107 career tackles (60 solo), forced three fumbles, intercepted one pass and broke up four passes … Has also led Columbia in tackles in eight career games … Three-year letterman as a defensive back.
Earned CoSIDa Academic All-District honors … Earned the Lou Little Coaches Most Improved Player award … Started all 10 games at free safety … Ranked No. 25 nationally in both total tackles (9.5 per game) and solo tackles (5.3 per game) and ranked No. 3 in the Ivy League in tackles (95) … Led the Lions with 95 total tackles (53 solo), registered a tackle for loss, broke up four passes, intercepted one pass and forced a fumble on the year … Registered four multi-tackle games on the year … Led the Lions in tackles in eight of 10 games on the year including each of the last five contests of the season … Totaled nine tackles (six solo) at Cornell (Nov. 11) … Led Lions with 10 tackles (four solo) and intercepted first career pass vs. Harvard (Nov. 4) … Made a career-high and team-high 18 tackles (13 solo) with 1.0 TFL and pass breakup at Yale (Oct. 28) … Led Lions with 12 tackles (eight solo) at Dartmouth (Oct. 21) … Forced fumble with hit, made eight tackles vs. Penn (Oct. 14) … Broke up two passes and made four tackles at Marist (Oct. 7) … Registered a then career-high/team-high 14 tackles (nine solo) at Princeton (Sept. 30) … Totaled six tackles vs. Georgetown (Sept. 23) … Made six tackles in first career start of season opener vs. Wagner (Sept. 16).
Played in all 10 games, both in the secondary and on special teams … Ranked No. 7 in the Ivy League in forced fumbles with two in 10 games … Finished year with 12 tackles (seven solo), one fumble recovery and a team-high two forced fumbles … Made a solo tackle at Brown (Nov. 19) … Made two solo tackles and forced a fumble vs. Dartmouth (Oct. 22) … Tied career-high with three tackles at Penn (Oct. 15) … Made career-high three tackles (two solo) vs. Princeton (Oct. 1) … Forced fumble with one tackle at Georgetown (Sept. 24) … Made first two career tackles in first career game action in season opener vs. Saint Francis U (Sept. 17).
Did not see any game action as a first-year … Contributed to the scout team as a defensive back.
A 2015 graduate of Bellevue High School outside of Seattle, Wash., where he played three years of varsity football for head coach Butch Goncharoff … Claimed all-league honors at cornerback … National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete nominee in 2014 … Led Bellevue to three state titles … Ended his high school career with a 55-1 record while playing cornerback, wide receiver and long snapper … Led team to state title, No. 4 state ranking, 13-1 overall record and perfect 5-0 league record as a senior … Led Wolverines to state title, 14-0 overall record as a junior … Along with his four letters in football, he threw the javelin on the track & field team, lettering three times … Became a part of the student-athlete leadership team.
Born Ryan Melang Gilbert on March 1, 1997 … Son of Craig and Meri Gilbert … Enrolled at Columbia College … Majors in Political Science.