Help Honor JPP, Gilliam at USF Alumni Awards Event
TAMPA, MAY 12, 2017 – Help honor former USF football players Jason Pierre-Paul and Ryan Gilliam by attending the University of South Florida Outstanding Young Alumni Awards on Friday, May 19.
The prestigious event begins with an hour-long cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony and panel at the USF Gibbons Alumni Center. The panel discussion will be moderated by sports TV and radio personality Ann Liguori, a 1982 USF graduate.Visit www.usfalumni.org/OYAAtickets for more event information and registration.
Pierre-Paul was named a first team All-Big East selection after racking up 45 total tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, three pass breakups and an interception in 2009, his lone season at USF. The defensive end became the highest-selected Bull in the NFL Draft, going 15th overall to the New York Giants in 2010. Pierre-Paul helped the Giants win Super Bowl XLVI and has totaled 50 sacks in his first seven NFL seasons.
Gilliam played cornerback for the Bulls from 2006-07 and has accomplished major feats since his days on campus. The self-made millionaire is all about helping others, which is the main focus of the Pediatric Behavioral Services company he started with his wife, Alysia, years ago. The clinic is based in Orange Park, Fla., and its mission is helping children with autism and other disabilities. Learn more HERE.
Gilliam also owns a consulting firm, and real estate and commercial properties, along with providing valuable business insight nationwide. Gilliam appeared on CNBC's “Power Lunch” and has been on FOX, NBC and NPR. Gilliam also authored a popular book, “The Cost of Greatness,” which guides people through the steps of starting and growing a business along with his own personal story that details his family and spiritual life.
The USF Gibbons Alumni Center is located on campus at 4202 E. Fowler Ave, ALC 100 and cocktail attire is required for the event. For any questions or additional information, please contact Jenny Cater at 813-974-9127 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USF finished the 2016 season ranked No. 19 in the Associated Press poll with a school record 11 wins following the program's fifth-ever bowl victory in the Birmingham Bowl. The Bulls' 11-2 record marked the fifth-best winning percentage in FBS football in 2016 and one of just 11 teams to reach 11 wins. USF set nearly 40 team and individual records in 2016, including team records for total yards (6,650), rushing yards (3,714), touchdowns (77) and scoring (569). Junior quarterback Quinton Flowers was named the American Conference Offensive Player of the Year and led a school-record 10 players named to the all-conference team, six of which, including Flowers, will return in 2017.
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