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Keith Gilmore

Defensive Line


Hometown: Detroit, MI
Birthday: March 23
Family: Wife: Bridget
Sons: Keith, Kierre, Grant
Daughter: Grace, Keyontay
Education: B.S., Recreation Management, Wayne State University, 1985 M.A., Sport Administration, Michigan State University, 1990
Playing Experience: Wayne State University 1978-80
Bowl Games: 2009 Orange Bowl; 2007 Bowl; 2006 Motor City Bowl; 1989 Gator Bowl


Favorite Hobby: Reading and cooking out
Favorite Place to Visit: St. Louis
Favorite Song or Artist: Kirk Franklin
Favorite Professional Football Team: Detroit Lions
Favorite Thing About Football: The opportunity to compete, and to influence and teach young men on a daily basis.
Favorite Thing About Champaign-Urbana: Great family atmosphere and it's centrally located.
Favorite Quote: "Plan, prepare, perform."
Biggest Motivation: My faith, family, and football.


2009-Present: University of Illinois (defensive line)
2007-08: University of Cincinnati (assistant head coach / defensive line)
2006: Central Michigan University (defensive line)
2002-05: Howard University (assistant head coach / defensive coordinator)
1998-2001: Norfolk State University (defensive line / running backs / special teams coordinator)
1995-97: Eastern Michigan University (running backs / special teams coordinator)
1994: Wayne State University (running backs / special teams coordinator)
1991-93: Grand Valley State University (linebackers / running backs / recruiting coordinator)
1989-90: Northern Michigan University (running backs)
1988: Michigan State University (graduate assistant)
1985-87: Wayne State University (linebackers / running backs

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