Michael Gilliard
35 Michael Gilliard
Valdosta, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 230




Career Highs:
12 tackles at Tennessee in 2011

Appeared in 14 games making seven starts and had 55 tackles, including two sacks, and a fumble recovery.
Recorded six tackles vs. No. 2 Alabama in SEC Championship.
Had three tackles and a fumble recovery at Auburn.
Had six tackles vs. No. 3 Florida.
Had six tackles vs. Vanderbilt.
Tallied nine tackles vs. Florida Atlantic, including 1.5 tackles for loss.
Had seven tackles vs. Buffalo.
Named to the Phil Steele Preseason All-SEC Fourth Team.
Recipient of the Joseph F. Espy Football Scholarship.

One of team's Most Improved Player Award recipients (defense).
Appeared in 13 games making 11 starts recording 65 tackles including 7.0 TFL, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, an INT and three PBUs.
Had four tackles and an INT at No. 21 Georgia Tech.
Named to Phil Steele's 2011 Midseason All-SEC Third Team.
Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week and CFPA National LB of the Week after he registered a team and career-high 12 tackles, 2.5 TFL including one sack, pass break-up and forced a fumble at Tennesee.
Led Georgia with a then-career-best nine tackles vs. Mississippi State.
Led team with seven tackles and added two pass break-ups at Ole Miss.
Paced the Bulldogs with a then career-high eight tackles, including two for a loss, in first career start vs. Coastal Carolina.
Recipient of the Joseph F. Espy Football Scholarship.

Appeared in 10 games recording eight tackles.
Registered a then-career-high four tackles vs. Vanderbilt.
Recipient of the James G. Minter and Michael J. Faherty Football Scholarship.

Appeared in 12 games making seven tackles including a career-high three vs. Tennessee Tech.

High School: Valdosta, coached by Rick Tomberlin...PrepStar All-America Team...SuperPrep All-Dixie team...2008 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class AAAAA first team defense, Super Southern 100, and Georgia 150...Region 1-AAAAA All-Region...played in the Offense-Defense All American Game...WCTV Super Six...2008 Rivals.com #14 LB in the country and #14 overall in Georgia...2008 Scout.com #18 WLB in nation and Dawg Post #16 prospect in Georgia...ESPNU #17 Outside Linebacker nationally...as a senior in 2008 recorded 106 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, and 3 sacks...as a junior in 2007 recorded 112 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, eight sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

Personal: MICHAEL GILLIARD; Born: March 6, 1991; Major: Communication Studies.

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