Hylton High School’s Tony Lilly selected to be a member of the 75th All-Gator Bowl Team
Posted on 12/18/2019
Tony Lily pictured with six studentsCongratulations to Tony Lilly, C. D. Hylton High School television production teacher and head football coach, on being selected as a member of the All Gator Bowl Team. This honorary team celebrates the 75th Annual Gator Bowl Game. The team represents some of the best players and their performances throughout the 74-year history of the Gator Bowl.

Lilly played in the 1983 Gator Bowl while playing for the University of Florida. He was a defensive back and had two interceptions in Florida’s 14-6 victory over Iowa. Lilly was selected as the 1983 Most Valuable Player. After college, he played four years in the NFL with the Denver Broncos.

The All Gator Bowl team members were selected based on their performance in their respective Gator Bowl game and were voted on by members of the media. The players chosen are iconic athletes who have had tremendous athletic careers.

Lilly said, “I was very honored to have been selected to the All Gator Bowl Team. When I saw the other members of the team, I was starstruck seeing the players I was being honored with. There are eight NFL hall of famers on this team!”

The All Gator Team will be introduced on the field before this year’s 75th Gator Bowl. Lilly added, “To be selected among these great players in the game that I love is truly an honor and I am so excited to meet all the members of the team that were selected.” The Gator Bowl will be played January 2, 2020, in Jacksonville, Florida.