Mardy Gilyard

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Mardy Gilyard
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Gilyard while with the St. Louis Rams
No. 1 – Massachusetts Pirates
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1986-12-02) December 2, 1986 (age 31)
Daytona Beach, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Palm Coast (FL) Flagler
College: Cincinnati
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 4 / Pick: 99
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× All-American (2008-KR, 2009-WR)
  • 2× First-team Big East (2008, 2009)
  • 2× Big East Special Teams POY (2008, 2009)
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards: 78
Receiving average: 9.8
Touchdowns: 0
Player stats at
Career CFL statistics
Receptions: 2
Receiving yards: 16
Receiving TDs: 0
Career Arena statistics
Receptions: 29
Receiving yards: 309
Receiving TDs: 8
Player stats at

Marshawn "Mardy" Gilyard (born December 2, 1986) is an American football wide receiver for the Massachusetts Pirates of the National Arena League (NAL). He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Cincinnati.

Early years[edit]

Gilyard attended Flagler Palm Coast High School in Palm Coast, Florida, where he was a first-team Class 5A all-state selection. He capped his career with over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns and was named MVP of the Florida Coast All-Star Game.

Considered only a two-star recruit by, Gilyard was not ranked among the nation's best wide receiver prospects.[1] He committed to Cincinnati on February 2, 2005.

College career[edit]

Gilyard played cornerback as a freshman in 2005. He finished the season with seven tackles. As a sophomore in 2006 he was redshirted due to academic reasons. In 2007 Gilyard started 7 of 12 games at wide receiver for the Bearcats. He finished the season with 36 receptions for 536 yards and 3 touchdowns. In 2008, he recorded 81 receptions for 1,276 yards and 11 touchdowns. As a senior in 2009 he was an All-American after he had 87 receptions for 1,191 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was selected to play in the 2010 Senior Bowl and was the offensive player of the game after he had 103 yards on five receptions and a touchdown.[2]

Gilyard finished his college career with 204 receptions for 3,003 yards and 25 touchdowns.

Professional career[edit]


Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
5 ft 11 78 in
(1.83 m)
187 lb
(85 kg)
32 14 in
(0.82 m)
9 18 in
(0.23 m)
4.52 s 1.53 s 2.62 s 4.14 s 6.78 s 39 in
(0.99 m)
9 ft 8 in
(2.95 m)
Values from NFL Combine [3]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Gilyard was drafted with the 1st pick in the 4th round (99th overall) by the St. Louis Rams in the 2010 NFL Draft.[4] On June 28, 2010, Gilyard signed a four-year $2.32 million contract with a signing bonus of $552,000.

In his rookie season, he saw action in 11 games (including two starts), totaling six receptions for 63 yards (a 10.3 average) and 16 kick returns for 356 yards (a 22.3 average)[5]

He was released by the Rams in the final cutdown after the fourth preseason game in the 2011 preseason.

New York Jets[edit]

The New York Jets claimed Gilyard off waivers on September 4, 2011.[6] However, he was waived by the Jets on September 9.[7]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Gilyard worked out for the Philadelphia Eagles in September 2011 and met with the team again on January 5, 2012.[8] He was signed to a futures contract the following day. On August 31, 2012 Gilyard was released by the Eagles. On September 11, 2012, he was signed by the Eagles. In six games with the Eagles, his only stats were two punts returned for 15 yards.[9] On November 23, 2012, he was released to make room for Greg Salas.

Second stint with the Jets[edit]

Gilyard was signed to the Jets' active roster on November 28, 2012.[10] The Jets waived Gilyard on December 24, 2012.[11] In two games with the Jets, he caught two passes for 15 yards.[12]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Gilyard was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on February 9, 2013.[13] On July 25, 2013, Gilyard was released by the Kansas City Chiefs.[14]

Montreal Alouettes[edit]

On October 3, 2013, Gilyard signed with the Montreal Alouettes.[15] For the season, he caught two passes for 16 yards.[16]

Jacksonville Sharks[edit]

On October 31, 2013, Gilyard was assigned to the Jacksonville Sharks of the Arena Football League.[17] On June 1, 2016, Gilyard was activated by the Sharks.[18] On June 22, 2016, Gilyard was placed on recallable reassignment.

Monterrey Steel[edit]

On February 28, 2017, Gilyard signed with the Monterrey Steel of the National Arena League (NAL). On June 21, 2017, Gilyard was released.

Massachusetts Pirates[edit]

On December 6, 2017, Gilyard signed with the Massachusetts Pirates.


  1. ^ Profile
  2. ^ Cincy's Gilyard has 103 yards receiving, TD; Florida's Tebow shaky
  3. ^ "Mardy Gillyard". NFL February 29, 2010. Retrieved September 1, 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ Mardy Gilyard Selected By St. Louis Rams In Fourth Round Of NFL Draft
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  6. ^ Vrentas, Jenny (September 4, 2011). "Jets awarded four players off waivers, including QB Kevin O'Connell; cut Aaron Maybin". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on September 13, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ Mehta, Manish (September 9, 2011). "Sources: Mo Wilkerson fined $10,000 for fight with Brandon Jacobs; WR Mardy Gilyard cut & Trufant elevated from practice squad". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on September 13, 2011. Retrieved September 9, 2011. 
  8. ^ Benjamin, Cody (January 5, 2012). "Eagles meet with Gilyard, re-sign OG Reynolds". Bleed Green. 
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  10. ^ Lange, Randy (November 28, 2012). "WR Mardy Gilyard Signed to Active Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on November 28, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  11. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (December 24, 2012). "WR Mardy Gilyard Waived". New York Jets. Archived from the original on December 25, 2012. Retrieved December 25, 2012. 
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  13. ^ O'Brien, Andrew (February 9, 2013). "Gilyard signs with the Kansas City Chiefs". Palm Coast Observer. Archived from the original on February 10, 2013. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 
  14. ^ Teicher, Adam (July 25, 2013). "Chiefs release receiver Mardy Gilyard". The Kansas City Star. 
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  17. ^ "Sharks Ink Former NFL Receiver Mardy Gilyard". OurSports Central. October 31, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Mardy Gilyard Returns to Sharks". OurSports Central. June 1, 2016. Retrieved June 2, 2016. 

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