Chiefs' Wallace Gilberry Makes The All-Unlikely Team

Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell (R) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Wallace Gilberry during the fourth quarter of their NFL football game in Oakland, California November 7, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)


Kansas City Chiefs DE Wallace Gilberry is finally getting noticed.

Kind of.

Yahoo Sports has named Gilberry to their “All-Unlikely Team.”

Gilberry is the ultimate “Un” player: Unlikely, undrafted and undersized, but often plays more than either former top draft picks Glenn Dorsey(notes) or Tyson Jackson(notes). At 6-foot-2, 268 pounds, Gilberry technically plays defensive end, but it’s in a 3-4 system, so I’ll take some liberties and put him at tackle. Gilberry has proven to be plenty tough enough against the run and even has flashed some pass-rush skill with four sacks this year and 4 ½ last season.

A couple of years ago when I was writing a post making fun of some of KC’s useless players, I included Gilberry in there. I said something like “we want 47 sacks this year and we want them all from Wallace Gilberry.” I even gave him his current nickname, Wallace “Don’t Call Me Dingle” Gilberry.

Yet Gilberry has proved he is more than just a backup with a silly name. He is arguably the Chiefs second best pass rusher behind Tamba Hali and has been very productive with limited playing time.

Congratulations Wallace. You’ve earned it brother.

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