Tobias Gilliam - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 17


  • height 5-11
  • Weight 191
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Dayton, Ohio
  • High school Wayne
2017 – r-Freshman
  • Saw action in six games after battling a stress fracture to start the season
2016 – Freshman
  • Redshirt season
High School
  • Consensus three-star cornerback
  • Scout ranks him as the 87th best cornerback in the nation and the third-best corner in Ohio
  • ESPN rates him as the 59th best cornerback in the nation and the 36th best prospect in Ohio
  • Rated by Rivals as the nation’s No. 46 cornerback
  • says, “He’s the ultimate competitor. He’s always bringing his best. He’s always ready to play football. He has a very good skill set.”
  • 247sports rates him as the 68th best cornerback in the nation and the 30th best prospect in the state of Ohio
  • Had 46 tackles and two interceptions as a junior
  • Recorded 77 tackles with 1.5 sacks as a senior
  • Notched a season-high 10 tackles in a 56-17 rout of Centerville
  • Also forced two fumbles and grabbed two interceptions in 2015
  • Named AP First Team All-Ohio, the Southwest District and the GWOC Central Defensive Player of the Year
  • Helped lead the Wayne Warriors to an undefeated regular season, its second straight regional title and appearance in the D-1 state championship game
  • Was part of a stingy defense which held nine of its 10 opponents to 17 points or fewer
  • Four-year starter for Coach Jay Minton
  • Wayne finished the 2015 season ranked eighth nationally and second in the state of Ohio
  • Had recruiting offers from several schools but chose UK over Ohio State, Penn State, Minnesota, Pittsburgh and West Virginia
  • Pronounced Tobias GILL-ee-um
  • His nickname is “Cash”
  • Born in Atlanta, Ga.
  • Son of Donna Ellis and Raymond Gilliam
  • Major is pre-journalism
Tobias Says
  • His nickname is “Cash”
  • He chose Kentucky because he wanted to play big-time football
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be a broadcaster on ESPN
  • He chose his jersey number for his little cousin who was killed
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