Michael Gilliard
35 Michael Gilliard
Hometown:
Valdosta, Ga.

High School:
Valdosta

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 230

Position:
ILB

Birthdate:
03/06/1991

Experience:
3VL

Career Highs:
12 tackles at Tennessee in 2011

2012:
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.

2011:
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.

2010:
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.

2009:
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.

Defensive
YearG/GSSoloAsst.TotalSacksTFLFFFRPBUInt. QBP
200912/04370.0/00.0/000000
201010/03580.0/00.0/000000
201113/113431652.0/217.0/3711318
201214/72332550/02.0/201103
Total49/1864711352.0/219.0/39124111
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