This is some next level tailgating. And if you were anywhere near the White Lot during the 2018 Fresno State football season, there’s a good chance you noticed the bright red trailer with the Bulldogs script logo and the big No. 9 adorning the sides. The No. 9 represents the retired jersey number of Kevin Sweeney, who finished his four-year Bulldogs career in 1986 as the all-time leading passer in NCAA history. His father, the late Jim Sweeney, coached the Bulldogs for 19 years — another fact acknowledged in the trailer design. The tailgating rig is a combined effort between the Sweeney and Gilkey families. Kevin’s son Troy, a former Bulldogs golfer, married Paige Gilkey this spring.
“There are lots of Bulldog borns and Bulldog breds in our family,” Kevin Sweeney says.
“I’m proud of Coach Tedford and the Bulldogs — can’t wait for this fall.”
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