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Stephon Gilmore

  • Cornerback, Athlete
  • Rock Hill, SC (South Pointe)
  • Ht: 6-1 | Wt: 189
  • Birth Date: 9/19/1990
  • CLASS OF 2009


School Interest Offer Recruited By Visit Date
South Carolina South Carolina Enrolled (1/5/2009) -
Alabama Alabama None -
Clemson Clemson None
Tennessee Tennessee None



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NFL: Drafted in the first-round (10th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft…is the first player selected 10th overall by the Buffalo Bills… is the 11th player selected from South Carolina in Bills draft history… He is the second defensive back from South Carolina to be drafted by the Bills, joining DB Ko Simpson (2006 – 4th round – 105th overall)…Gilmore becomes the 12th defensive back drafted by the Bills in the first round, most recently 2008 (CB Leodis McKelvin – 11th overall) COLLEGE: All-SEC performer and All-America candidate... preseason Lott Trophy candidate... earned a spot on the Playboy preseason All-America team... named to Phil Steele's preseason All-SEC first team and All-America second team... expected to take on a bigger leadership role in the secondary... has the ability to make the big play... work ethic and competitiveness are unmatched... has started all 27 games at cornerback since he stepped onto the Carolina campus... named the Harris Pastides Scholar-Athlete for football in the spring of 2011. 2010: Named third-team All-American by the Associated Press... selected first-team All-SEC by the league's coaches and by Phil Steele, and was a second-team All-SEC pick by the AP... named second-team All-Sophomore by named Midseason All-America Second Team and Midseason All-SEC First Team by Phil Steele... named preseason first-team All-SEC by both the league coaches and the media... preseason watch list candidate for the Thorpe and the Bednarik awards... named to the inaugural Paul Hornung Watch List, recognizing the nation's most versatile player... led the team for tackles.... began the season as the primary punt returner... was one of only six players to earn first-team All-SEC honors by either the Associated Press or coaches and also be named to the Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2009: Enrolled in January and went through spring drills... earned Freshman All-America honors by Phil Steele, and also named Freshman All-SEC by the league's coaches... started every game at cornerback... ranked fifth on the team in tackles ... played quarterback in the "Wildcat" formation vs. Clemson... earned the Ernest A. Brooks Memorial Award as the MVP of the Carolina-Clemson game. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, S.C., in December 2008... earned first-team All-State honors from The State as a senior playing for head coach Bobby Carroll... named to the prestigious PARADE All-America team and was a first-team All-American by EA Sports... named "Mr. Football" for the state of South Carolina... helped his team to a perfect 15-0 record and the South Carolina AAAA Division II title as a senior... rushed for 119 yards and three TDs and passed for 69 yards and another score in the state championship game win over Northwestern... played quarterback in the 72nd Shrine Bowl Game of the Carolinas... rushed for 71 yards and passed for 28 more to lead the Sandlappers to a come-from-behind victory over the Tar Heels, earning Offensive MVP honors... selected to participate in the Under Armour High School All-American Game in Orlando... surpassed the 1,000-yard mark both passing and rushing in 2007... had offers from more than 30 programs while choosing to play his college ball at Carolina... played with Gamecock teammate DeVonte Holloman at South Pointe. PERSONAL: Stephon Stiles Gilmore is a sport and entertainment management major.


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