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Tired of Athletes Acting Liked Selfish Shrutebags, Then Meet Mardy Gilyard

12/3/08 in NCAAF   |   Seth   |   301 respect



While attempting to haul in a touchdown pass during the Cincinnati/South Florida game, Bearcet receiver Mardy Gilyard went hard into the stands and hit a young fan. Realizing the kid was hurt and crying, he took off his helmet and gave the kid a hug until he calmed down. To quote Gilyard, "I wasn't going to leave until he told me he was OK."
I wish more stories like this made the news, so I can stop hearing about how Plaxico Burress shot himself.
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1/20/09   |   raptrbreth   |   19 respect

elevenbravo138again wrote:
Gilyard's also a pretty decent player: he was named the 2008 BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Year, a first-team all-America selection by Rivals.com, and a first-team all-BIG EAST pick at both wide receiver and kick returner. He was also a fourth-team all-America honoree by Phil Steele.

He made 81 catches for a school-record 1,276 yards and a team-high 11 touchdowns. He also set a school record with 994 kickoff return yards along with a pair of touchdowns. Gilyard had a team-high seven 100-plus yard receiving games, including four straight to close out the season.

In the 2009 FedEx Orange Bowl, Gilyard had seven catches for a school-record 158 yards and a touchdown.  Next year he might go in the 3rd or 4th round.

We can hope he makes it in the NFL as they need some actual character at WR.

1/20/09   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1155 respect

Gilyard's also a pretty decent player: he was named the 2008 BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Year, a first-team all-America selection by Rivals.com, and a first-team all-BIG EAST pick at both wide receiver and kick returner. He was also a fourth-team all-America honoree by Phil Steele.

He made 81 catches for a school-record 1,276 yards and a team-high 11 touchdowns. He also set a school record with 994 kickoff return yards along with a pair of touchdowns. Gilyard had a team-high seven 100-plus yard receiving games, including four straight to close out the season.

In the 2009 FedEx Orange Bowl, Gilyard had seven catches for a school-record 158 yards and a touchdown.  Next year he might go in the 3rd or 4th round.

1/20/09   |   bettysweeney68

It is really great to hear some good things about sports figures. Like most news, the reporters seem much more excited to tell us the bad things.  Marty Gilyard must be a special man to take the time to calm down the young boy.  It's great too know there are still good people, who aren't too egotistical, or arrogant to take time for the little people.  In this case a real "little person". Let's hear more good stories!

12/16/08   |   raptrbreth   |   19 respect

Give that kid the heisman!

12/16/08   |   JHOLE

Now that's a real man!