Rod Gilmore joined ESPN in August of 1996 as a college football analyst. He works on a ESPN/ABC Saturday telecast with Mark Jones and Quint Kessenich and contributes to studio shows including College Football Live and SportsCenter. He previously served as an ESPN studio analyst and a contributor to ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine.
Prior to joining ESPN, Gilmore worked as an analyst with Prime Sports Network in California (1993-95), covering Pac-10 football, along with SportsChannel Bay Area from 1991-93 and the Pacific Sports Network in 1990. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1994 for live sports coverage of Pac-10 football.
A 1982 Stanford graduate with a degree in English, Gilmore was a three-year starter at defensive back under coaches Bill Walsh, Rod Dowhwer and Paul Wiggin, and also played baseball for the Cardinal. Following graduation, he earned his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley Boalt Hall in 1986, and was admitted to the California State Bar the same year. Currently, he is with the business law firm of Doty, Barlow, Britt & Thomas in Palo Alto, Calif.
Gilmore is a longtime volunteer to Stanford. Currently he is a member and officer of two entities sponsored by the Stanford Alumni Association. He previously served as chairman of the Stanford Athletic Board and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Stanford Alumni Association. He is also an active member of several Bar Associations and several local community organizations.
An Oakland, Calif., native, Gilmore is a member of the Oakland Babe Ruth Baseball Hall of Fame.
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