Gilliams’ Island at FHS: brothers host 1st OL Camp
NFL lineman, ex-Vol, third bro — all former Ads — lead youth in Courtney Stadium
Campers came from as far away as North Carolina — Robbinsville and Cherokee to be exact — to attend the first Gilliam Brothers Offensive Line Camp at Farragut High School’s Eddie Courtney Stadium/Bill Clabo Field. The three-hour camp was held on a sunny, low-humidity Saturday morning/early afternoon, June 18.
Four former Admirals were in charge: current Pittsburgh Steelers center/guard Nate Gilliam, a former standout offensive lineman at Wake Forest and 2015 FHS graduate; his older brother, Jacob Gilliam, former Tennessee Volunteers offensive lineman from Farragut High Class of 2010; third brother, Alex Gilliam, a 2014 graduate; and Patrick Doucette, also a former Ads standout lineman and center in college at VMI who is back home as FHS offensive line coach.
“I really appreciate everyone who came out,” Nate Gilliam told the campers, and some of their parents, while everyone enjoyed refreshments after the camp. “... I’m blessed to be able to do this. ... I’m going to do this every year. Please come back next year.”
Non-profit A.B.C. Sports Foundation helped coordinate and plan the camp.