Gilyard is Cincy's scene stealer

Updated: December 29, 2009, 10:23 PM ET
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com

NEW ORLEANS -- Mardy Gilyard can't wait for the Allstate Sugar Bowl to begin, but he's especially looking forward to seeing how it ends.

The Cincinnati star receiver says he's been watching this game in his head for the past 12 years. He rooted for the Florida Gators as a kid in Bunnell, Fla., which is about a two-hour drive from Gainesville. He aspired to either play for or against Florida, his home-state school. It's the latter scenario that fills his dreams and is now his reality.

"It's ...

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