In just 94 days, Jones AT&T stadium will be packed and pumped for the beginning of the Matt Wells era. For Wells and his staff, this season signals the beginning, however for some people this is the end and an accumulation of all they’ve accomplished and how they’ve matured and no one exemplifies that more than Lonzell Gilmore.
Watch Lonzell Gilmore get into the backfield for the sack! That play trims Red's lead to 7-6. #WreckEm pic.twitter.com/V7Z80caIjw— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) April 1, 2017
Gilmore was a three-star defensive end prospect from Spring High School. After a few years waiting for his chance to shine, he finally earned the starting rush end spot in 2017 before suffering a season ending injury that derailed him. Gilmore finally played in all 12 games last season returning from injury and providing depth in the defensive line and in special teams.
Gilmore has also battled with having the sickle cell trait while remaining a top flight athlete. Making his condition known has made him a champion for other athletes that have the trait.
@TexasTechFB DE Lonzell Gilmore met with us to talk about the challenges of being a collegiate athlete while having the Sickle Cell Trait. He also introduces our #Iron26Challenge!! @LonzellG_94 pic.twitter.com/CtoCfd9kFB— Sickle Cell Ministries (@SCMinistrieslbk) November 24, 2017
With all that Gilmore has gone through, he will look to make his senior season special as he is finally projected to be an every game starter. In just 94 days we will see what no. 94 can do.