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NFL Draft: Former Notre Dame safety Alohi Gilman - “I have an insane belief in myself”

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The story of Alohi Gilman is well known by fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The “no-star” undersized player from Hawaii took his dream of playing major college football to Annapolis to play for the Navy Midshipmen — and made a tremendous splash. Once the Navy changed their rules about athletes playing professionally after their time at the academy, Gilman changed course and transferred to Notre Dame — which was well within his right.

That drive to keep going after his ultimate goal of playing in the NFL is what sets Gilman apart from others in this draft. He says that he has, “an insane belief,” in himself. Alohi went on the Jim Rome Show to talk about that belief and what happened in the 8th grade that shaped what he has become today — still overlooked, and still full of confidence.

You can watch the clip from the Jim Rome Show below.

Alohi Gilman tells his story on the Jim Rome Show

Former Notre Dame Football safety Alohi Gilman tells his story to Jim Rome.

Posted by One Foot Down - For Notre Dame Fighting Irish fans on Tuesday, March 10, 2020

In his three years at Notre Dame, Gilman was forced to redshirt the first but then went on to start 26 games straight. He accumulated 169 tackles and 3 interceptions, and in his last year he was named captain.

32 teams in the NFL Draft are now on the clock.