Reggie Gilliam

American football player (born 1997)

American football player
Reggie Gilliam
No. 41 – Buffalo Bills
Position:Fullback
Personal information
Born: (1997-08-20) August 20, 1997 (age 25)
Columbus, Ohio
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Westland High School
(Galloway, Ohio)
College:Toledo (2017–2019)
Undrafted:2020
Career history
  • Buffalo Bills (2020–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-MAC (2018)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2022
Rushing yards:3
Rushing average:1.0
Receptions:7
Receiving yards:56
Receiving touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Reggie Travon Gilliam (born August 20, 1997) is an American football fullback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Toledo, and has played professionally as a fullback, though he spent the 2020 season as a tight end.

Early life and high school

Gilliam grew up in Columbus, Ohio and attended Westland High School in Galloway, Ohio.[1] As a senior, he rushed for 565 yards and eight touchdowns on 87 carries and had 18 catches for 280 yards and three touchdowns and was named first-team All-Ohio Capital Conference Central Division.[2]

College career

Gilliam was a member of the Toledo Rockets for four seasons, joining the team as a walk-on and playing tight end on offense and fullback on special teams. He led the nation with four blocked kicks as a junior in 2018 and was named second-team All-Mid-American Conference.[3] Gilliam finished his collegiate career with 18 receptions for 153 yards and three touchdowns with six blocked kicks.[4]

Professional career

Gilliam was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent on April 25, 2020.[5] He made the Bills' 53-man roster out of training camp.[6] Gilliam made his NFL debut in the Bills' season opener against the New York Jets on September 13, 2020.[7] The following week on September 20, 2020, Gilliam caught a one-yard touchdown pass from Josh Allen for his first career reception in a 31-28 win over the Miami Dolphins.[8]

On August 7, 2022, Gilliam signed a two-year, $5.2 million contract extension with the Bills.[9]

References

  1. ^ Fitzgerald, Katherine (September 6, 2021). "Shaped by his disciplined parents, fullback Reggie Gilliam carves out spot on Bills". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on September 6, 2021. Retrieved February 10, 2022.
  2. ^ Direnna, Frank (May 8, 2020). "Westland graduate Reggie Gilliam looks to fulfill NFL dream with Bills". thisweeknews.com. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  3. ^ Lenzi, Rachel (May 16, 2020). "Reggie Gilliam brings 'want-to' on special teams as Bills' undrafted free agent". The Buffalo News. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  4. ^ "Buffalo Bills under-the-radar players for 2020: No. 10, FB Reggie Gilliam". Democrat and Chronicle. July 30, 2020. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  5. ^ "Toledo's Gilliam to sign free agent deal with Bills". The Blade. April 25, 2020. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  6. ^ "Briggs: For Toledo's Gilliam, a 'surreal' dream comes true". The Blade. September 13, 2020. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  7. ^ "What we learned from Bills' snap counts in Week 1 win". The Buffalo News. September 15, 2020. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  8. ^ "Allen reaches career high in passing, Bills beat Dolphins". Torrington Register Citizen. September 20, 2020. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  9. ^ "Bills sign fullback Reggie Gilliam to a contract extension". BuffaloBills.com. August 7, 2022.

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  • Toledo Rockets bio
  • Buffalo Bills bio
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