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The Sports Network: UMass, Tom Gilson bring lunch pail

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Craig Haley of The Sports Network has a great feature story on redshirt senior wide receiver Tom Gilson's career from walk-on to scout team player to special team player to starter.

Every college football player who faces a lack of playing time and needs inspiration should read the tattoo on Tom Gilson's left arm.  

The words are a shortened form of a Bible verse that Gilson's late father once pointed out to him: Blessed is he who perseveres under trial.  

Gilson has traveled a path that so many players are forced onto unexpectedly out of high school. Many dream of a Division I scholarship and then stardom, but it doesn't always go that way.  

So Gilson, a redshirt senior who has landed the No. 3 wide receiver spot for the University of Massachusetts, continues to do what he always has - he perseveres.

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