Stephon Gilmore has developed into one of the NFL's most underappreciated cornerbacks. Entering his fifth year with the Buffalo Bills, Gilmore's play is setting him up for a major payday. In 2015, Gilmore played in 12 games and registered 36 tackles, 18 passes defensed, and three interceptions. The passes defensed total was a new career high for Gilmore and his three interceptions tied his career high total from 2014. Based upon how well Gilmore played in Rex Ryan's defense in 2015, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Gilmore shatter both of his passes defensed and interception career highs this season.
Before joining the Bills, Gilmore played his college ball with the South Carolina Gamecocks. From 2009-2011 Gilmore recorded 181 total tackles, 15 tackles for loss, seven sacks, eight interceptions, and one defensive touchdown. His strong collegiate career led Gilmore to being Buffalo's first round pick in the 2012 NFL draft. Gilmore's college career could be discussed at length, but today's Before They Were Bills series will look at Gilmore's time at South Pointe High School.
As a senior, Gilmore did it all for South Pointe Stallions. He played quarterbacks, defensive back, and even handled some return responsibilities. That season, Gilmore helped the Stallions finish 15–0 and win the SCHSL AAAA Division II title.
Today's specific video comes from a game against Northwestern High School. Sit back and enjoy watching Gilmore do it all for the Stallions.