Originally posted on Nittany Lions Den  |  Last updated 2/7/13
Penn State football player #89 Garry Gilliam announced this afternoon via twitter that he will be switching from tight end to offensive tackle this spring. Gilliam, the 6'6" redshirt junior from Carlisle, PA, debated the position change since November of 2012 after several discussions with coach Bill O'Brien, but ultimately decided at the conclusion of the regular season that the move would be beneficial for the Nittany Lions. "I decided to do what's best for the team," Gilliam said. "We have plenty of depth at tight end with great players, but tackle is  a lot thinner and I think I could help the team the most there." Gilliam, who weighed 262 lbs. at the beginning of the 2012 season as a tight end, now weighs 297 lbs. and is working with the strength and conditioning staff to continue beuilding in size. Gilliam now joins his roommates Donovan Smith and Nate Cadogan at tackle, leaving the tight end position to promosing young players including Kyle Carter, Jesse Jame...
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