Mike Gillislee | Patriots
Michael B. Gillislee Jr was born on November 1st, 1990. He is an American footballer who plays for the New England Patriots, a team that plays in the National Football League (NFL). With Gillislee in play, the Patriots odds of winning are always strongly in their favor. Back in college, he played football for the University of Florida. The 5th round of 2013 NFL Draft saw him get drafted by his team at that time, Miami Dolphins. With time, he got developed the ability to play other positions other than in the backfield, but his
gameplay made him a potential athlete in the team rather than a running back.
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Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 219 lb (99 kg)
College: Florida
Drafted: 2013 / Round: 5 / Pick: 164
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Became the first Gator to rush for over 1,000 yards since Ciatrick Fiason in 2004 when he gained 1,152 yards in 2012
Rushed 18 times for a game-high 69 yards and 1 TD, becoming the first Patriots player to score 4 touchdowns in his first 2 games with the team in the Week 2 victory at New Orleans (9/17)

High School Career
Gillislee attended school at DeLand High School in Deland, a city in Florida. As a sophomore, he recorded up to 900 rushing yards and more than 1200 yards in his junior year. During his times as a senior in high school, Gillislee recorded 1149 rushing yards on 227 carries, averagely on 5.1 yards. Rivals.com considered him a four-star recruit and he managed to grab
the number 7 rank running back nationwide.
His coach had the tendency of picking at his behavior of complaining about having an injured leg. It was at the time of the spring scrimmage that he declared that Gillislee could leave the pitch after one last run. Kevin Pettis who happened to be Gillislee’s high school coach apologized for having made him play for on a broken leg until the end of spring. He informed theProvidence Journals that when the match ended, they hospitalized him for treatment only to realize that he was actually suffering a broken leg.
College Career
Gillislee responded affirmatively to an athletic scholarship, a decision which saw him join the University of Florida. In college, he played under Urban Meyer and Will Muschamp who were his coaches at Florida Gators football teams, starting from 2009 till 2012. During his freshman year, Gillislee played a total of 13 games, with 267 rushing yards on 31 carries, with 2 touchdowns. In 2010, he played 10 games as a sophomore, during which he rushed for 325 yards on a total of 58 carries with 7 touchdowns. His junior year in 2011 saw him rush for 328 yards on 56 carries with 2 touchdowns. 2012 was the best of all when as a senior, he had rushed for 1,104 yards on 235 carries with 10 touchdowns before the season ended. He broke the record as the first Florida Gator to ever rush for more than 1,000 since 2004.
NFL Career
Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins
During the 2013 NFL Draft, Miami Dolphins drafted him in the 5th round and attained the 164th pick overall. On May 19, 2013, he signed a $2.322 million contract for a four-year term. Gillislee was released by the club on the 5th of September, 2015 to join the Arizona Cardinals.
Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals
He was signed to join the Arizona Cardinals training squad on 22nd September 2015 and left the practice squad on the 22nd.
of October. He stayed at the Cardinals for a single month.
Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills
Gillislee was signed to the Buffalo Bills practice squad on 4th November 2015. Shortly after, on the 5th of December the same year, he was promoted to join the 53-man roster. He made his debut as a player for the Bills against the Houston Texans in their 13th week of the season. He made his personal longest rush at that time as an NFL player, breaking away a 30-yard gain. He scored his very first touchdown as a professional in his career against the Philadelphia Eagles. A week later, he scored a second touchdown in his career against the Washington Redskins. He became the first player of the Bills to produce touchdown runs exceeding 50 yards in two consecutive weeks since 1997. This was after he made a 60-yarder and 50-yarder in week 15 and week 17 respectively.
On 4th January 2016, Gillislee extended his contract with the Bills, taking up the role of being Bill’s backup running back after Karlos Williams’ poor form saw him leave the club. He rushed for 577 yards on a cumulative figure of 101 games and posted nine receptions and fifty yards receiving. His record of 5.7 yards per carry topped as the best of all NFL running backs in 2016.
When he was on the verge of being a restricted free agent, his team placed a fifth-round tender on him. 18th of April 2017 was the date when the New England Patriots presented a $6.4 million contract for two years, challenging the Bills.
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As a result of Bill’s failure to match the Patriots' offer, Gillislee joined the Patriots on 24th April 2017.
He rushed 15 times for 45 yards during his debut against Kansas City Chiefs and made three rushing touchdowns. It took the Chiefs 2 fourth-down plays to stop him in the 42-27 loss. His first rushing touchdown during the first quarter won the first points for his club in the 2017 NFL season. on 17th September, which marked his second week playing for the Chiefs against the New Orleans Saints, he made 18 carries for 69-yard rushes and a touchdown, raising his total season points to four.

College Statistics

Rushing Receiving
Year School Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2009 Florida 31 267 8.6 1 1 6 6.0 1
2010 Florida 58 325 5.6 7 6 17 2.8 0
2011 Florida 56 328 5.9 2
2012 Florida 244 1152 4.7 10 16 159 9.9 1
Career Florida 389 2072 5.3 20 23 182 7.9 2

Career statistics

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
G GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2013 MIA 3 0 6 21 3.5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 MIA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 BUF 5 1 47 267 5.7 60 3 6 29 4.8 14 0 1 1
2016 BUF 15 1 101 577 5.7 44 8 9 50 5.6 18 1 1 0
2017 NE 9 2 104 383 3.7 16 5 1 15 15.0 0 0 1 1
Career 32 4 258 1,248 4.8 60 16 16 94 5.9 48 1 3 2


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