'Friday Night Lights' actor likes Facebook love

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2009 publicity image released by Ubisoft, Zach Gilford attends the Ubisoft hosted "Assassin's Creed 2" gifting lounge in Los Angeles. (AP Photo, Ubisoft, Casey Rodgers)

July 1, 2010 7:36:27 PM PDT
A Facebook campaign is pushing for "Friday Night Lights" actor Zach Gilford to be in the mix when the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations are announced in a week.

Gilford plays Matt Saracen in the high school football drama that debuted in 2006. It airs first on DirectTV and later in the year on NBC.

So far, more than 8,600 people on the social networking site "like" the idea of Gilford getting an Emmy.

Gilford calls the effort "really nice" and "flattering."

Twenty-eight-year-old Gilford actually left the show in its current fourth season. He returns for a story arc in the show's fifth and reported final season which is now filming.