Former UC Star Wideout
Gets Cash, Jewelry Lifted
By JOHN P. WISE
One Great Season
Former University of Cincinnnati star wideout Mardy Gilyard was robbed at gunpoint near the UC campus Monday night, according to a report.
Multiple gunmen approached Gilyard and another friend and took about $300 in cash and at least $1,000 in jewelry, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
No one was injured, but the alleged victims were able to describe one of the thieves as being a black man wearing black clothing, about 5-foot-7 and 185 pounds, according to the newspaper.
Gilyard helped the Bearcats to their finest season in school history last fall, leading the high-octane UC offense with 87 receptions for 1,191 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Gilyard came up huge when UC needed him most in the Bearcats' season finale at Pittsburgh on Dec. 5. His team trailing, 31-10, late in the first half of a game that would determine the Big East championship and the league's BCS bowl invitee, Gilyard returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, igniting the comeback for what would be a 45-44 victory in college football's most exciting game of the season.
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Gilyard finished the day with 263 total return yards, 118 yards receiving, two touchdowns and a huge two-point conversion reception in the fourth quarter, cementing Cincinnati's 12-0 perfect regular season.
And after the post-game celebration, Gilyard was the last one still on the field, taking questions from reporters and offering up some colorful answers, which you can see in the video below:
The St. Louis Rams selected Gilyard in the fourth round of last month's NFL draft.
Known for his outspoken nature, Gilyard lashed out at Brian Kelly for taking the Notre Dame job before Cincinnati played Florida in the Sugar Bowl. But he later took back his remarks and voiced support for his former coach.