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Ward: Gilmore has respect of teammates

Ward: Gilmore has respect of teammates

Stephon Gilmore has always been a player that leads by example. Ever since his high school days when he helped lead South Pointe to the 2008 State Championship en route to being named "Mr. Football" in the state of South Carolina and earning a spot on the Parade All-American list.

Now entering his junior year at South Carolina, Gilmore is being asked to take on a new role. "Stephon has to be a leader for us - not only a leader by example like he's always done - but he's got to be more boisterous because guys listen to him," defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said following Thursday's practice. "They respect him because they respect his work ethic and respect the way he...

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