Mardy Gilyard Scores Big with Runde Chevrolet

The Chevy Camaro is arguably the most popular vehicle of the year, and Runde Auto Group has a great selection for everyone to choose from. Our stock of Camaros has attracted many eyes, including the prestigious former Cincinnati wide receiver, Mardy Gilyard. Mr. Gilyard recently purchased his brand new Chevrolet Camaro at Runde’s in East Dubuque with the assistance of Runde Chevrolet’s very own Mark “Flop” Fleege.

Runde Chevrolet CamaroMarshawn “Mardy” Gilyard, age 23, was born in Palm Coast, FL and started his football career early in high school. He was a first-team class 5A all-state selection and had over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns, which lead to him being chosen as MVP in the Florida Coast All-Star game. From there, Mardy left for college with a scholarship to University of Cincinnati, where he played his freshman year as a cornerback.
Unfortunately during his sophomore year of college, Mardy was red-shirted for grades, and eventually lost his scholarship and his apartment. Then, being the dedicated person he is, Mardy lived out of his car and worked three jobs to save the money to get back into school. Eventually he went back to school full-time on his own funds and his determination paid off when he got back on the team in 2007 and got his scholarship back. He finished his season for the Bearcats with 36 receptions totaling 536 yards, and 3touchdowns. From there, the sky was the limit. In 2008 he had 81 receptions with 1,276 yards and 11 touchdowns. To add to his receiving yardage, Gilyard also had over 1000 yards in returns. In 2009 he again massed over 1000 receiving and 1000 return yards with a total of 15 touchdowns. Mardy and the Bearcats went undefeated during the regular season in 2009 and eventually lost to Tim Tebow and the Florida Gators in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day. Mardy is now expected to be in the first round of draft picks in the 2010 NFL draft.

Mardy had a rough start in college, but he’s now famous for his exceptional talent and speed. He learned from his mistakes and his diligence and perseverance finally paid off for him. He enjoys giving back to the community and very frequently participates in several youth programs for underprivileged children in Cincinnati. Mardy can now reward himself for all his hard work by driving comfortably in his new Camaro.

Check out this bird eye view of Mardy’s 99 yard kickoff return against Pittsburg on 12-5-09. Cincinnati was trailing Pitt 31-10 at the time, but the kickoff sparked the team and they wound up beating the Panthers 45-44. And for you Chicago Bears fans out there … yes that is Dave Wannstedt at the beginning of the video (your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you.) Wannstedt now coaches for the University of Pittsburg.

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  1. Cool story. That cat is in for some quick cash when he goes pro.


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