20 days to +Florida Gators football! #20 – Robert Gillespie. Robert Nolan Gillespie was born in Los Angeles, CA and played high school football in Hattiesburg, MS before joining Steve Spurrier’s Gator football team. Between 1998 and 2001, Gillespie split carries with #5 Earnest Graham in the backfield, and racked up 1,854 yards rushing while becoming the Gators’ #2 receiving running back with 1,091 yards off 94 receptions. He was a team captain in his senior year before leaving to join Coach Spurrier on the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent. After a brief stint in the NFL and NFL Europa, Gillespie returned to the +University of Florida in 2005 to complete his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science and then followed Steve Spurrier to South Carolina as a graduate assistant. Robert Gillespie is now a running back coach for Tennessee.