Jamie Gillan was born on 4 July 1997, he is a Scottish professional American football punter for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Arkansas–Pine Bluff.
After going undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft, Gillan signed with the Cleveland Browns. In the team’s second 2019 preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts, Gillan blasted a 74-yard punt. On August 31, 2019, he was named the starting punter for the Cleveland Browns over veteran Britton Colquitt.
In Week 2, Gillan punted six times, five landing inside the 20 with a long of 47 in a 23–3 win over the New York Jets, earning him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. After having 11 punts inside the 20 and only allowing 19 punt return yards Gillan was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month in September.
In Week 5, Jamie Gillan punted 7 times for 397 yards including a 71-yard punt that set a career-long for Gillan. Gillan ended his rookie season with 63 punts for 2913 yards (2622 net yards) with 28 punts downed inside the 20-yard line which earned him a spot on the Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie team.
Gillan was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Browns on July 30, 2020, and activated from the list four days later. Gillan was waived by the Browns on December 22, 2021.
On December 24, 2021, Gillan was signed to the Buffalo Bills practice squad.ork Giants On February 7, 2022, the New York Giants signed Gillan to a reserve/a future contract, and he became the lead contender to be the Giants’ 2022 punter when the team released Riley Dixon in March.
He kicked several field goals in a preseason game against the Bengals following an injury to Graham Gano, and made the 53-man roster.
Jamie Gillan has never divulged any information about his parents, he is a very private person who likes to keep his personal life away from media attention.