Arik Gilbert, a former LSU player now with the Nebraska Cornhuskers as a tight end, has been taken into custody for burglary, as indicated by public records.

According to The Athletic, Gilbert was apprehended at approximately 2 a.m. in Lincoln, Nebraska. He stands accused of burglarizing a vape shop, allegedly taking items valued at over $1,600.

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Who is Arik Gilbert?

Arik Dasan Gilbert was born on February 22, 2002. Currently, he is 21 years old. He is an American football player who currently serves as a tight end for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He has also played for both the LSU Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs during his collegiate career.

His journey in football began at Marietta High School in Marietta, Georgia. In his senior year, he earned recognition as the Gatorade Football Player of the Year. This accolade came as a result of his outstanding performance, where he caught 101 passes for 1,760 yards and 14 touchdowns. Over the course of his high school career, he recorded impressive stats, amassing 243 receptions for 3,540 yards and 35 touchdowns.

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Arik Gilbert had been eagerly anticipating a decision on his eligibility for the 2023 season from the NCAA.

Originally a highly-rated five-star prospect from Marietta, Georgia, Gilbert began his college football journey with the LSU Tigers. In his debut season as a true freshman in 2020, he secured 35 catches for 368 yards and two touchdowns. Following that season, he initially transferred to the University of Florida but later changed his decision and ended up at the University of Georgia.

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However, during the 2021 season, Gilbert did not make any appearances on the field. He played in just three games last autumn with the Bulldogs, managing to make two catches. Subsequently, he transferred to the University of Nebraska after the season concluded.