Junior Kyle Gillam will start at center for the Cards for the third straight year
Game time is set for 7 p.m. at Provost Umphrey Stadium
Center Kyle Gillam is top pick for second straight year
The Cardinals lost on the road to McNeese State this Saturday night. (Lake Charles, LA)
Cardinals beat Nicholls (Beaumont, TX)
2011: Continued to be the anchor and leader of the offensive line ... Started all 11 games for the second consecutive season ... Has taken over 98 percent of the snaps at center since Lamar reinstated its football program for the 2010 season ... Graded out at over 90 percent on the year ... Blocked for a Lamar offense that ranked among the top half of the Southland Conference in passing.
2010: Mainstay of the offensive line as a redshirt freshman ... Started all 11 games and played all but three plays for the Cardinals ... Graded out at 85 percent or better for the season ... Played primarily at center.
High School: Was a Class 4A honorable mention all-state selection as a senior in 2008 ...Was a three-year starter for coach Alvin Credeur, helping the Raiders go a combined 19-4 and win a pair of District 20-4A co-championships ... Earned first-team all-district and all-Southeast Texas honors at center as a junior and senior ... As a junior, was the lead blocker for first-team all-state tailback Cody Hussey ... Two-year regional qualifier in power lifting.
Personal: Kyle Gillam was born on Sept. 30, 1990, in Lumberton, Texas ... Son of Kevin Gillam and Nancy Borne ... Majoring in human resources management.