A three-sport athlete at Episcopal, Mr. Gilbert won eight varsity letters for his contributions to the football, basketball, and baseball teams.
A safety, quarterback, punt returner, and kick returner, he captained the undefeated 1991 IAC championship football team. A highlight of the season was a 41-0 win over Woodberry.
He was named First Team All Met Quarterback by the Washington Post, which wrote of Gilbert: “One of the best athletes ever to play at Episcopal, he led team to 9-0 season...option quarterback rushed for 660 yards and 11 touchdowns...threw for 740 yards and six touchdowns...returned two punts for touchdowns...scored 32 career touchdowns.”
Mr. Gilbert’s other honors included First Team All Northern Virginia Quarterback by the Alexandria Journal; First Team All Northern Virginia Quarterback and Defensive Back and Third Team Punt Returner of the Year by the Alexandria Gazette Packet; Golden Eleven Quarterback by WRC-TV Channel 4 News; and Prep Player of the Year by the Washington Touchdown Club. Following that extraordinary season, he accepted a scholarship to play football at the University of Virginia.
Not only did Mr. Gilbert excel on the field, but he also stood out on the basketball court. As a junior he set the School’s single season basketball scoring record and served as a captain.
He now works as a sports training instructor in Alexandria and has hosted EHS seniors during their Washington Program Externships.
Mr. Gilbert reflects on his time at The High School, “I remember riding my bike past Episcopal when I was a little boy growing up in Alexandria, and how I dreamed of playing football on the beautiful field. To have that happen and then to be inducted in the EHS Hall of Fame is a dream come true!”