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Seahawks rookie took long route to Super Bowl

You might know Seattle offensive lineman Garry Gilliam, above, from his catch of a fake field goal in the NFC title game that got the Seahawks on the board. As the Super Bowl looms, Gilliam is thankful that his mother, Thelma Shifflett, chose to send him away to boarding school at age 7.

BETTINA HANSEN / The Seattle Times

You might know Seattle offensive lineman Garry Gilliam, above, from his catch of a fake field goal in the NFC title game that got the Seahawks on the board. As the Super Bowl looms, Gilliam is thankful that his mother, Thelma Shifflett, chose to send him away to boarding school at age 7.

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