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    garrett gilbert will start at quarterback for the washington football team Tuesday night against the eagles after neither taylor heinicke nor kyle allen were activated off the reserve/covid-19 list.

    washington also elevated kyle shurmur from the practice squad to serve as backup for gilbert, who was signed by washington off the new england practice squad.

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    With Gilbert set to make his second year as a starter under high expectations, here are five things to know about Washington’s starter for Tuesday.

    1. record high school race in texas

    Dec 30, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Garrett Gilbert (3) looks to throw in the second half against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

    Gilbert attended Lake Travis High School, where he broke state records for completions (359), pass attempts (555), and yards (4,827) in 2007.

    After Lake Travis won the 2007 championship, Gilbert would go on to play high school legend Chad Morris, who eventually moved on to SMU.


    In the 2008 season, Gilbert led Lake Travis to a perfect 16-0 record and their second straight state title. He finished the season with 4,851 passing yards for 55 touchdowns.

    At the end of his high school career, Gilbert set a state record for 12,534 passing yards, breaking the previous mark set by former Texas tech star Graham Harrell by two yards. Gilbert finished second to Harrell in touchdowns, completions and attempts in Texas state history.

    2. gilbert at university

    Nov 16, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Southern Methodist Mustangs quarterback Garrett Gilbert (11) throws a pass against the Connecticut Huskies during the first half on an NCAA football game at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

    A five-star recruit who was highly rated on a par with Mark Barkley, Gilbert was rated a five-star prospect by as he was the top quarterback prospect in the class of 2009. Former Miss. State head coach Jackie Sherrill called Gilbert the best quarterback he has seen since Dan Marino.

    Gilbert committed to Texas, and after landing the backup job as a freshman, Gilbert saw action in the 2010 BCs title game against Alabama, filling in for an injured Colt McCoy.

    The Longhorns lost the game 37-21.

    In 2011, Gilbert transferred to SMU, where he played with June Jones.

    gilbert finished the 2012 season with 2,932 passing yards, 15 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

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    In the 2013 season, after totally mastering the Jones system, Gilbert threw for 3,528 yards and 21 touchdowns, finishing his college career with 9,761 yards and 49 touchdowns.

    3. nfl

    Dec 1, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Garrett Gilbert (3) warms up before playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won 20-13. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

    gilbert was selected by the st. Louis Rams in the sixth round (214th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He was released during final cuts and signed with the Rams’ practice squad on September 1, 2014.

    Gilbert has spent time with the Patriots, Lions, Raiders, Panthers, Browns, Cowboys, and now Washington.

    4. personal life

    New England Patriots quarterback Garrett Gilbert (14) gestures during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Gilbert is the son of former NFL quarterback Gale Gilbert.

    Born in Buffalo, New York, where his father played for the tickets in the early 1990s, Gale Gilbert was a member of those Buffalo teams that lost four Super Bowls in a row.

    The family later moved to Austin, Texas in 1996. Garrett has a brother, Griffin, who played football at Texas Christian University.

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