John Gilmore (American football)

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John Gilmore
No. 89
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1979-09-21) September 21, 1979 (age 39)
Marquette, Michigan
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:257 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school:Wilson
(West Lawn, Pennsylvania)
College:Penn State
NFL Draft:2002 / Round: 6 / Pick: 196
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:544
Receiving TDs:6
Player stats at

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

Gilmore also played for the Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Pittsburgh Steelers. Gilmore now serves as the founder and Executive Director for Brandthumb Consulting Agency.

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, reside in Tampa, Florida with their children Grayson and Lilliana.

He is represented by fellow Penn State alumnus Chafie Fields.[1]

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's mission is to revitalize parks and recreational facilities in their native Berks County, Pennsylvania. This is done through renovation, ongoing maintenance and park programming. The Fund's vision is to revitalize communities through their work on the playground. Since inception, the Fund has revitalized 7 playgrounds in Berks County.[2]


  1. ^ Biggs, Brad (October 26, 2007). "Berrian, Gilmore might have to wait". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved October 26, 2007.
  2. ^ Negley, Erin (February 9, 2010). "Wilson alumni who graduated to NFL are giving back". Reading Eagle.

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