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Garrett Gilkey
T #72
Height:
6-6
Weight:
315
College:
Chadron State
Hometown:
Lemont, IL
Experience:
4
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 22 2
2014 TB 16 1
2013 CLE 6 1

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers from the Cleveland Browns on August 31, 2014.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally selected by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round (227th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 21 career games, with two starts: once at left guard and once at center.
  • Spent the 2013 season with the Cleveland Browns
  • Made first career start at Pittsburgh (12/29/13), opening the game at left guard.
  • Made NFL debut at Minnesota (9/22/13).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Saw playing time in 16 games on the season, with one start at center.
  • Made Buccaneers debut vs. Carolina (9/7), seeing time at left guard following injury to Logan Mankins.
  • Started at center vs. Cincinnati (11/30), filling in for Evan Dietrich-Smith, who was out with illness.

COLLEGE:

  • Started 34-of-37 career games at left tackle for Chadron State College (2009-12).
  • Blocked one extra point.
  • As a senior, earned first-team All-America honors from D2Football.com.
  • One of only three Division II players invited to the 2013 Senior Bowl.
  • Also played on Chadron State’s basketball team for the final six games of the 2013 season.
  • Graduated with a degree in special education.
  • Pursuing a master’s degree in psychology from Moody Bible Institute that will allow him to become a counselor following his football career.

COMMUNITY:

  • Helped sponsor the 2014 “Turkey Time with the O-Line,” a Thanksgiving program carried out by the offensive line which provided 750 meals for local families in need.
  • While with Cleveland, addressed local schools to promote anti-bullying messages, one of his main campaigns.
  • Enjoys working with and assisting troubled youth and special needs children
  • Held a youth camp in Puerto Rico in the 2014 offseason.
  • Was active at Browns community endeavors, including PLAY 60 events and efforts to aid hungry families.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Sandwich High School (Sandwich, Illinois) as a freshman and sophomore, before transferring to Aurora Christian High School (Aurora, Illinois) for his final two years.
  • Participated in track, baseball and wrestling.
  • Hobbies include hunting, fishing and camping, and is a skilled handyman, building furniture and doing woodwork.
  • Born Garrett Gilkey in Sandwich, Illinois, on July 8, 1990.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers from the Cleveland Browns on August 31, 2014.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally selected by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round (227th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 21 career games, with two starts: once at left guard and once at center.
  • Spent the 2013 season with the Cleveland Browns
  • Made first career start at Pittsburgh (12/29/13), opening the game at left guard.
  • Made NFL debut at Minnesota (9/22/13).

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Saw playing time in 16 games on the season, with one start at center.
  • Made Buccaneers debut vs. Carolina (9/7), seeing time at left guard following injury to Logan Mankins.
  • Started at center vs. Cincinnati (11/30), filling in for Evan Dietrich-Smith, who was out with illness.

COLLEGE:

  • Started 34-of-37 career games at left tackle for Chadron State College (2009-12).
  • Blocked one extra point.
  • As a senior, earned first-team All-America honors from D2Football.com.
  • One of only three Division II players invited to the 2013 Senior Bowl.
  • Also played on Chadron State’s basketball team for the final six games of the 2013 season.
  • Graduated with a degree in special education.
  • Pursuing a master’s degree in psychology from Moody Bible Institute that will allow him to become a counselor following his football career.

COMMUNITY:

  • Helped sponsor the 2014 “Turkey Time with the O-Line,” a Thanksgiving program carried out by the offensive line which provided 750 meals for local families in need.
  • While with Cleveland, addressed local schools to promote anti-bullying messages, one of his main campaigns.
  • Enjoys working with and assisting troubled youth and special needs children
  • Held a youth camp in Puerto Rico in the 2014 offseason.
  • Was active at Browns community endeavors, including PLAY 60 events and efforts to aid hungry families.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Sandwich High School (Sandwich, Illinois) as a freshman and sophomore, before transferring to Aurora Christian High School (Aurora, Illinois) for his final two years.
  • Participated in track, baseball and wrestling.
  • Hobbies include hunting, fishing and camping, and is a skilled handyman, building furniture and doing woodwork.
  • Born Garrett Gilkey in Sandwich, Illinois, on July 8, 1990.
 

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