#65 Tom Killilea
Position: Offensive Line
Previous College: None
Thomas William Killilea (b. Oct. 7, 1997) is a walk-on offensive lineman from St. Thomas Aquinas High School. It's extremely likely that he will redshirt this year to gain weight, because he is undersized even for a projected center.
Killilea started 23 games during the final two years of his career for the Saints under head coach Randy Dreiling.
He helped Thomas Aquinas to a collective 18-7 record his junior and senior seasons, including a state runner-up finish in 2014, and earned 2015 all-state accolades from The Wichita Eagle and The Topeka Capital-Journal.
Killilea also became the school’s all-time leader in career fumble recoveries, with nine; was selected to play in the 2016 Kansas Shrine Bowl; and also participated in shot put and discus. Watch his high school highlights here.
Random historical trivia tidbit: Killilea is related to Meriwether Lewis, who is known best for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. You know, the one with Sacagawea, a.k.a. that lady on the golden dollar coins.