With 89 days to go until the season opener against Wisconsin, we’re going to take you back to the (not-too-distant) past. Garry Gilliam initially came to Penn State in 2009 as a tight end recruit out of the Milton Hershey school. Eventually, before his super senior season in 2013, he asked then-head coach Bill O’Brien about switching positions to offensive tackle, in order to give himself a better chance at landing in the NFL. O’Brien agreed to do so, and Gilliam made a smooth transition into a starting spot on the offensive line.
The transition ultimately paid off for Gilliam, as he was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He would go on to enjoy a five-year NFL career playing for the Seahawks and later the San Francisco 49ers. Today, Garry is back in his old stomping grounds, running a real estate development startup called “The Bridge” which helps transform old, abandoned, buildings into new useful places.
Currently, a pair of run-ons rock the number 89 jersey: Shippensburg transfer wide receiver Winston Eubanks and tight end Grayson Kline.