Considered one of the top centers in the nation, Gillam closed out his career by earning second-team All-Southland Conference honors by the league head coaches and media relations directors ... He received third-team all-conference honors from College Sports Madness ... Played in and started all 12 games ... Protected LU quarterback Caleb Berry during his record-setting junior season ... Protected an all-conference quarterback and helped produce the Southland Freshman of the Year, running back Kade Harrington.
2012: Continued to be the anchor and leader of the offensive line ... Played and started in all 12 games ... Started at left guard in the season opener at Louisiana-Lafayette (9/1) before returning to center for the remainder of the season ... Graded out at over 90 percent for the second straight season ... Helped the Cardinals rank in the top half of the Southland Conference in rushing offense.
Started all 11 games for the second consecutive 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.
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.
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.
Kyle Gillam was born on Sept. 30, 1990, in Lumberton, Texas ... Son of Kevin Gillam and Nancy Borne ... Majoring in human resources management.