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April 13, 2:00 PM ET
Chat with Stephon Gilmore

Buzzmaster
  (1:56 PM)

Stephon is here!

Peter (LA)

What's your favorite part of playing at South Carolina?

Stephon Gilmore
  (1:57 PM)

My favorite coming out to the song 2001 and the smoke.

Greg (VA)

What's your least favorite workout?

Stephon Gilmore
  (1:57 PM)

Squat.

Danny C (NY)

What was your favorite moment in your college career?

Stephon Gilmore
  (1:57 PM)

Winning the SEC East against Florida. At Florida. My sophomore year.

Jeff (RI)

How much of the draft stuff do you pay attention to?

Stephon Gilmore
  (1:58 PM)

I don't pay attention to much of it. I just try to keep a level head. Just wait for the draft.

Stephen (SC)

Would you prefer to stay close to home or go far away?

Stephon Gilmore
  (1:59 PM)

It doesn't matter. Whatever team picks me. They'll believe in my ability and I'll work hard. I'll try to have a successful NFL career.

Steve (St. Louis)

With those dreds, are you glad you don't play offense, so you don't get tackled by the dreds?

Stephon Gilmore
  (1:59 PM)

Yeah, I am glad.

Dave (NJ)

How great was it to be able to help turn things around at South Carolina?

Stephon Gilmore
  (2:00 PM)

It felt great. We weren't known as a winning program when I first got there. With all of the players coming in and winning the games, it helped established it as a winning program and up and coming program.

Anthony (SC)

Have you been around the Gamecocks practices this spring? Is the team ready to build off of that amazing 11 win season you were apart of?

Stephon Gilmore
  (2:00 PM)

I think the team is ready to go. They have some great players coming back. I'll probably be at the spring game on Saturday.

Luke (CA)

Are you that Stephon guy from "Saturday Night Live" that knows all the weird clubs?

Stephon Gilmore
  (2:01 PM)

Nah.

Justin (SC)

How did it feel to get that 11th win? Congrats on your great career for the Gamecocks! Thanks for the memories and good luck to your future! GAMECOCK FOR LIFE!

Stephon Gilmore
  (2:01 PM)

It felt good. It gave us the best record. It's one of the reasons I came to South Carolina is this past season.

KEvin

goals for your rookie year?

Stephon Gilmore
  (2:02 PM)

Just get on the team. Compete for a starting job. Have a lot of big plays and help my team win.

Jeff

any teams show interest?

Stephon Gilmore
  (2:03 PM)

They've all been the same. They're trying to see how smart you are. They're all the same.

Steve

what was the combine like?

Stephon Gilmore
  (2:03 PM)

The combine was the part of the exerience that you have to go through. You don't have much time to do anything. You don't get too much sleep. You talk to all of the coaches.

Eric (CA)

whatare you looking forward to in the NFL

Stephon Gilmore
  (2:04 PM)

Just looking forward to being in the dream you always have growing up playing in the NFL. And playing against the greatest players in the NFL.

Chris

favoritefootball memory?

Stephon Gilmore
  (2:05 PM)

Beating Alabama when they were the No. 1 team in the country my sophomore year.

fred

hardest workout to do?

Stephon Gilmore
  (2:06 PM)

I don't really think that any workout is hard, if you're in shape. I keep myself in shape, so nothing's that hard. I try to keep myself going.

Andrew (Boston)

Hey Stephon, would love to see you in a Patriots uniform next year, but best of luck regardless. My high school football coach played for the Gamecocks back in the day. Kind of a different question, but who are some of the other players that are coming out in this year's draft that you think will make an impact in the NFL next year? Either guys you've played against or who played with you in South Carolina.

Stephon Gilmore
  (2:07 PM)

The only people that I really talk to are Alshon Jeffrey and Ingram from my team. We just talk about going to the next level and we want to see what kind of impact we can make next year.

Stephon Gilmore
  (2:07 PM)

And thank you for the good luck.

Josh

guy you want to cover?

Stephon Gilmore
  (2:08 PM)

Not really. There are a lot of good receivers in the NFL. There's not really one guy I want to cover.

Stephon Gilmore
  (2:08 PM)

Thank you for your support. Thank you for everything you've done for me. Go Gamecocks!