Matt Gibbs
Matt Gibbs

RS Junior

Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Upper Arlington

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 220





Podkul Works Six Scoreless, Purdue Scores 2 in 8th to Top UIC

Boilermakers swipe a season-high six bases, draw nine free passes.


Boilermakers Drop Series Opener with Michigan in 12 Innings

Sean McHugh delivers two-run double in sixth, throws out a pair of base stealers.


Purdue Wins Series Opener at Michigan St. in 11 Innings

Maniago hits first home run, contributes to two double plays & scores go-ahead run.


Purdue Falls to No. 10 Louisville in 10 Innings

Downs bounces back from rough start with three clean innings; Gibbs works out of two jams.


PSU Sweeps Twinbill to Take First Series vs. Boilers Since 2003

Gibbs & Eichmann team up for eight innings of one-hit relief.


Purdue Baseball hosts Michigan

The Boilermakers host Michigan for a weekend series at Alexander Field. Photos by David Wegiel & Michael Ringor.


Purdue Baseball Series vs PSU

Boilermakers host Penn State for the first home weekend of 2014


Baseball Hosts IPFW

Baseball Hosts IPFW for the home opener at Alexander Field

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Tim Tebow
Favorite Pro Stadium: Progressive Field
Current Teammate Most Likely to Become a Coach: Connor Podkul
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Sean McHugh
Current MLB Hitter He'd Like to Face: Jason Kipnis
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Teddy Roosevelt
In His MP3 Player: Relient K
Last Concert He Attended: Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
Favorite Author: Mark Titus
Film Favorites
Actor: Nathan Fillion, Actress: Hayden Panettiere, Director: Joss Whedon
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Filet Mignon
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Fly Fishing
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Football
Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: Charleston, S.C.
Unique Travel Locale: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Russia
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: Having a locker room at the field
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Sweeping Indiana in 2011
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Karen Marais, Aeronautics & Astronautics
Furry Friend: Moose, Lab-Retriever Mix

2014 Season
Individual Game-by-Game Stats

2013 Season
Gibbs worked two-thirds of an inning in his lone appearance of the season, March 16 against Evansville in the finale of the spring break trip.

2012 Season
Redshirted after he did not see action.

2011 Season
Gibbs pitched in five games, all in relief... worked a scoreless ninth inning against Notre Dame in his collegiate debut... retired two of the four batters he faced, including First Team All-Big Ten selection Brandon Eckerle, in his Big Ten debut in the opener of the Michigan State series... worked two innings of relief at Belmont on the spring break trip... pitched an inning and a third of relief in the midweek win against Wabash in his first appearance at Lambert Field... also pitched in the finale of the Morehead State series.

High School
Three-year varsity letter-winner at Upper Arlington High School in Upper Arlington, Ohio ... also played three years of basketball, including varsity as a junior ... team MVP, First Team All-Ohio Capital Conference and Third Team All-District as a junior ... team captain and district scholar athlete helped lead Upper Arlington to the 2010 district championship title ... four-year honor roll student.

Full name is Matthew Glenn Gibbs ... born Feb. 14, 1992 in Columbus, Ohio ... son of Jeff and Carol Gibbs ... also has two younger brothers, Brendan and Christian ... his grandparents Glenn and Carmen Himes also attended Purdue ... majoring in aerospace engineering.