John Gilmore (American football)

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John Gilmore
No. 89 New Orleans Saints
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-09-21) September 21, 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth: Marquette, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 257 lb (117 kg)
Career information
College: Penn State
NFL draft: 2002 / Round: 6 / Pick: 196
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2011
Receptions: 55
Receiving yards: 544
Receiving TDs: 6
Stats at

John Henry Gilmore, Jr. (born September 21, 1979 in Marquette, Michigan) is an American football tight end in the National Football League, who is currently a Tight End for the New Orleans Saints . He was originally drafted by the Saints in the sixth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Penn State.

Gilmore played the first six seasons of his career with the Chicago Bears and three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has also been a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Early years[edit]

Gilmore went to Wilson High School in West Lawn, Pennsylvania and was voted Wilson's 1996 male athlete of the year, Associated Press first-team All-State, and first team all county (Berks).


John Gilmore is widely known for his deep commitment to community support. Gilmore and his wife, Rebecca, are the parents of a son, Grayson, born March 11, 2007.[1]

He is represented by fellow Penn State alumnus Chafie Fields.[2]

Gilmore earned a Bachelor of Science in recreation and parks management in 2001.

In 2010 Gilmore established the Gilmore/Henne Community Fund with Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback, and fellow Wilson High School grad, Chad Henne. The fund, housed at Berks County Community Foundation, seeks to improve recreational facilities in Berks County and provide scholarships for local high school students.[3]


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