May 9, 2014
Richburg drafted in second round | NFL Draft Central
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - For the first time since 2004, the Colorado State football team had multiple draft picks on the same day. After center Weston Richburg was selected by the New York Giants in the second round, Rams tight end, and Richburg's teammate since high school, Crockett Gillmore was selected in the third round with the 99th overall pick by the Baltimore Ravens.
"I'm just really proud for the university, the program and especially for Crockett and his family, because of the work he's put in to make himself a tight end and a player that obviously has the opportunity to go play in the National Football League," Head Coach Jim McElwain said. "He's a guy that I thought for sure would have a great opportunity because he is one of those rare tight ends that can play with his hand down and block and has great ball skills. The Ravens got a great player."
Gillmore, one of the nation's top tight ends, began his CSU career as a defensive end. Just nine days prior to the 2011 Green and Gold Spring Game, Gillmore made the switch to tight end. The native of Bushland, Texas, lined up at tight end in 37 games, hauling in 111 receptions for 1,308 yards and eight touchdowns. On his way to earning first-team All-Mountain West honors as a senior, Gillmore registered 577 receiving yards, the third-most by a Rams tight end.
The Rams are now one of 21 FBS teams to have multiple selections across the first three rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft.
This marks the first time the Rams have had multiple draftees in the first three rounds since 1999. That year, linebacker Joey Porter and offensive lineman Anthony Cesario were selected in the third round. This is also the earliest a CSU tight end has been picked in the NFL draft.
Including Gillmore, CSU now has three tight ends in the NFL (Joel Dreessen and Kory Sperry).
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