During an interview with the Baltimore Sun, Crockett Gillmore, TE, Ravens, busted all assumptions of what the 6-foot-6, 275-pound high impact tight end suggested he would become.
“I could care less about playing offense,” Gillmore said. “I have the mentality and the want-to to be the best, no matter what I’m doing. To me, defense is where I belong. That’s where I’ve always belonged, and I have that mentality. I play with, I’ve always said, a mentality of playing with bad intentions.”
Meanwhile Ravens head coach, John Harbaugh says “He’s going to be one of the best tight ends in the league.”
So what is he? Gillmore will tell you that he will not put a ceiling on where his career can take him. “I don’t think there is one,” he said.
Accrediting his childhood of a diverse sports background, and three older brothers, Gillmore is driven more than ever, with a seemingly limitless potential.
Gillmore joined former Bushland and Colorado State teammate Weston Richburg, now the New York Giants’ starting center, in training with former NFL offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley during the offseason. Putting on 25 pounds of muscle, plus speed and balance evident from the moment team activities began.
To date in the 2015 season, the Texas native has had 18 receptions, 234 yards and 2 touchdowns. After coming back from a recent calf injury, the impact of Crockett Gillmore is yet to be determined. But it’s the distinct drive of Crockett Gillmore that will enable him to succeed wherever he’s lined up.
To read the full interview go to BaltimoreSun.com.
Crockett Gillmore with the completion. Move the chains.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 27, 2015
That was one heck of a cut block by Crockett Gillmore. Wiped out #51 and opened up a huge lane for Forsett to get to next level of defense.
— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) October 27, 2015