After coming into Tulsa as part of Philip Montgomery's first recruiting class, Trevis Gipson was picked up at number 155 overall by the Chicago Bears in this year’s NFL draft.
The Bears got a player with high potential and a track record of putting in the work. Gipson hopes his efforts pay off and can be an immediate impact for Chicago.
From Chapman Stadium to Solider field, Trevis Gipson is about to begin his journey with the Chicago bears.
"You got to be more of a professional, you got to stay on top of your workouts and stay on top of your nutrition and especially know your playbooks,” Gipson said.
Gipson didn't receive a single college offer coming out of high school. During his first year at TU, head coach Philip Montgomery saw something in Gipson you can't teach: work ethic.
Gipson said, "you have worked, don't take a breath, you have to keep chugging because this is what has got you to this point. Let’s don't feel like we have accomplished anything until we are 10 years down the road and you have had a great career and then you can breath and relax after that."
That relentless engine has him ready for the start of his NFL career, even though his workouts have been unconventional the past several months.
“[It’s] doing backyard stuff and of course getting with my defensive line coach doing technique work,” Gipson said. "As far as strength and conditioning, it’s just really natural body weight and dumb bells and weights that I have around the house."
Gipson feels he has the intangibles to fit into a stout "Monsters of the Midway" defense that already features Khalil Mack, Robert Quinn and Akiem Hicks.
"I think I can help come in on the pass rush package and obviously get after the quarterback being able to have some distractions around there and hopefully, I can free up and make a good career this first year,” said Gipson.