Gilyard came to UC to play defensive back for Mark Dantonio. He lost his scholarship after a year. He left school. He wanted to go home to Florida. His family said that wasn’t an option. So he stayed here.
Gilyard worked four jobs and lived part of the time in his car, which was easy on the rent, but heck on his sleep habits. You try cramming your 6-foot, 1-inch self into the seat of a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am.
Mardy Gilyard is a very good wideout and kick returner now; then, he was a fabulous contortionist.