Huntsville native and Huntsville High School graduate Justin Gilbert was a first round draft pick for the Cleveland Browns Wednesday.
The 202-pound, six-foot football great from Oklahoma State was the eighth overall pick in the draft and the first of the Browns’ two first-round selections.
At Oklahoma State, he appeared in 51 games with 39 starts.
Gilbert finished second in conference history with 2,681 kickoff return yards with an average of 26.3 yards.
Signed to a four-year $12.8 million contract, with a $7.6 million signing bonus, he is the first first-round draft pick in Huntsville High School history.