Countdown to Kickoff: 84 Days
Countdown to Kickoff: 84 Days
Saturday, June 9, 2018

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 9, 2018)– As ETSU football approaches kickoff for the 2018 campaign, will count down the days by featuring the program’s 21 seniors on the site and via social media throughout the summer months. 

Today marks 84 days until the Buccaneers open the season against Mars Hill on Saturday, Sept. 1 at William B. Greene, Jr. Stadium. Senior tight end and No. 84 Justin Gilliam (Jonesville, Va.) is the sixth player to be featured in this special segment. 

Gilliam is entering his final season in the Blue and Gold and has played tight end, along with being a strong asset on special teams. The Jonesville, Va. native has played in 27 of the possible 33 games over his career, while totaling one reception, one punt return, three tackles and a blocked punt. Gilliam recorded his first collegiate reception (11 yards) last season at then-No. 1 James Madison. The SoCon Honor Roll member had a 16-yard punt return and blocked a punt at Robert Morris in 2015. Gilliam also recorded a tackle in that game, along adding tackles at Mercer and in the win over Kentucky Wesleyan. 

ETSU fans are reminded that they can order season tickets now for the 2018 season by clicking hereor by calling the ETSU ticket office at (423) 439-3878. Along with a six-game home schedule that features matchups with Mars Hill (Sept. 1), Furman (Sept. 22), Chattanooga (Sept. 29), Gardener-Webb (Oct. 6), Western Carolina (Oct. 27) and Samford (Nov. 17), the Bucs will also hit the road for the program’s first-ever trip to Neyland Stadium to take on Tennessee on Sept. 8. 

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