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Wisconsin defense end transfers to Miami

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Wisconsin defensive end David Gilbert's playing days were thought to be over. After dealing with numerous injuries during his career at Madison, the All-Big Ten honorable mention pass rusher announced in the spring his playing days were over.

But on Friday, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported that Gilbert would transfer and have one season of eligibility left with the Miami Hurricanes.

The 6-foot-4, 247-pound Coral Springs, Fla., native compiled 42 tackles last season for the Big Ten champion Badgers. He also had 9 1/2 tackles for loss, including four sacks.

Gilbert missed most of the 2011 season because of a broken right foot and it was announced that he'd miss spring practice this year after he needed surgery to repair ligament damage in the same foot. That was soon followed by Gilbert's decision to retire from football.

Gilbert has graduated, which makes him eligible to play immediately. Last season, Miami struggled on defense and surrendered more than 217 yards on the ground per game.
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