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Garry Gilliam Scores First NFL TD in NFC Championship

One former Penn State tight end has a touchdown in today’s NFC Championship game, and it’s not Green Bay Packers starter Andrew Quarless.

Midway through the 3rd quarter, former tight end-turned-lineman Garry Gilliam scored his first touchdown since high school as a part of a fake field goal to cut the Packers’ lead to 16-7. Seattle holder Jon Ryan rolled out to the left after receiving the snap and found a wide open Gilliam cutting across the field for an easy 19-yard touchdown. The whole play was pretty spectacular:

Gilliam made the switch from tight end to offensive lineman after his 2012 season at Penn State due to a lack of depth at the right tackle position and a surplus of talented tight ends. Gilliam suffered several injuries during the transition and was required to gain 30 pounds, but the selfless move ultimately paid off. Gilliam was signed by the Seahawks after going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, and made his NFL debut against the Packers on September 4. Gilliam received significant playing time this season and contributed greatly to the Seahawks’ daunting running attack.

Congrats Garry, and keep those #BigGuyTouchdowns coming.

Photo: Bobby Chen/Onward State

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Greg Schlosser

Greg is a senior majoring in energy engineering at Penn State. He is a big fan of Pittsburgh sports and sandwiches with coleslaw and french fries. You can email him at [email protected] or find him at the Phyrst drunkenly requesting the band to play "One Headlight."

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