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Gerald Christian
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Christian in 2016
Free agent
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1991-08-26) August 26, 1991 (age 28)
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:William T. Dwyer
(Palm Beach Gardens, Florida)
College:Louisville
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 7 / Pick: 256
Career history
* Arizona Cardinals ( 2015)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
* Mr. Irrelevant (2015)
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:1
Receiving yards:14
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Gerald Christian (born August 26, 1991) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was Mr. Irrelevant in 2015 when the Arizona Cardinals drafted him with the 256th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisville. His brother, Geron Christian, played college football at Louisville as well, and plays for the Washington Redskins.

Early yearsEdit

Christian attended William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

College careerEdit

Christian played for the Florida Gators from 2010 to 2011 and Louisville from 2012 to 2014. In his senior season in 2014, Christian caught 32 passes for 384 yards and five touchdowns. He was named third team All-ACC.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3 in 244 lb 4.87 s 1.73 s 2.84 s 4.70 s 7.62 s

Arizona CardinalsEdit

Christian was selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the final pick of the 7th round (256th overall pick) in the 2015 NFL Draft, making him Mr. Irrelevant. Cardinals teammate Chandler Harnish, who was Mr. Irrelevant in 2012, announced the pick.[1] On September 3, 2015, in the Cardinals' final preseason game against the Denver Broncos, Christian tore the MCL in his left knee. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve the next day. On August 29, 2016. he was released from the Cardinals.[3]

Buffalo BillsEdit

On September 7, 2016, Christian was signed to the Bills' practice squad.[4] He was promoted to the active roster on October 4, 2016.[5] He was released on October 21, 2016 and was re-signed to the practice squad on October 25.[6] He was elevated back to the active roster on October 28, 2016.[7] He was released by the Bills on November 26, 2016 and was re-signed to the practice squad.[8][9] He was promoted back to the active roster on December 3, 2016.[10]

On March 6, 2017, Christian was released by the Bills.[11]

Arizona Cardinals (second stint)Edit

On July 27, 2017, Christian was signed by the Cardinals.[12] He was waived by the team on September 2, 2017.[13]

Arizona HotshotsEdit

In November 2018, Christian signed with the Atlanta Legends of the Alliance of American Football, but eventually joined the Arizona Hotshots for the 2019 season.[14][15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wesseling, Chris (May 2, 2015). "Christian becomes Mr. Irrelevant in 2015 NFL Draft.". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000490654/article/cardinals-select-gerald-christian-as-mr-irrelevant. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  2. "Gerald Christian - #19 TE". http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=106175&draftyear=2015&genpos=TE.
  3. Fouhy, Craig (September 5, 2015). "Arizona Cardinals make final roster cuts; team reduces roster to NFL mandated 53". ABC. http://www.abc15.com/sports/sports-blogs-local/arizona-cardinals-make-final-roster-cuts-team-reduces-roster-to-nfl-mandated-53. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  4. "Bills sign TE Gerald Christian & DT Deandre Coleman to practice squad". http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Bills-sign-TE-Gerald-Christian--DT-Deandre-Coleman-to-practice-squad/9a7b18a8-5d31-45db-9b57-57fbe8f1fb24.
  5. Brown, Chris (October 4, 2016). "Bills release TE Dray; promote TE Christian from practice squad". http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Bills-release-TE-Dray-promote-TE-Christian-from-practice-squad/8fe7266d-c311-4468-9494-ef91a1689feb.
  6. Brown, Chris (October 25, 2016). "Bills elevate practice squad WR Eagan to active roster". https://web.archive.org/web/20170806021412/http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Bills-elevate-practice-squad-WR-Eagan-to-active-roster/a5ab358b-c4bf-4367-8c8c-2e6b61b2a8f1.
  7. Brown, Chris (October 28, 2016). "Bills elevate TE Christian to the 53-man roster". http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Bills-elevate-TE-Christian-to-the-53-man-roster/f48b1fc8-35fa-441e-b3fe-13112fe8bd1d.
  8. Brown, Chris (November 26, 2016). "Sammy Watkins added to active roster; Expected to play Sunday". http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Sammy-Watkins-added-to-active-roster-Expected-to-play-Sunday/2925cd62-0ece-49b2-90f7-1dca96e2eb6d.
  9. Brown, Chris (November 29, 2016). "DT Bryant, WR Powell to I-R; Bills call up WR Lewis, DT Coleman". http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/DT-Bryant-WR-Powell-to-I-R-Bills-call-up-WR-Lewis-DT-Coleman/fc128bf5-1021-47c2-89e6-6b0921d23701.
  10. "Bills promote TE Gerald Christian to 53-man roster". December 3, 2016. http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Bills-promote-TE-Gerald-Christian-to-53-man-roster--/43524148-87f5-4c02-8662-09162215127c.
  11. Brown, Chris (March 6, 2017). "Bills release Carpenter, Robey-Coleman in handful of cuts". https://web.archive.org/web/20180408171137/http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Bills-release-Carpenter-Robey-Coleman-in-handful-of-cuts/6661a226-0bd8-45c6-8885-44bf791bc280.
  12. Williams, Charean (July 27, 2017). "Cardinals make moves, including signing TE Gerald Christian". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/07/27/cardinals-make-moves-including-signing-te-gerald-christian/.
  13. Urban, Darren (September 2, 2017). "Cardinals Make Moves To Reach 53-Man Roster". Archived from the original on September 3, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170903022302/https://www.azcardinals.com/news-and-events/article-2/Cardinals-Make-Moves-To-Reach-53-Man-Roster/c2904f51-70b9-4e22-b995-854e40074123.
  14. Goldkamp, Thomas (November 27, 2018). "Twelve former Gators looking to relaunch careers in AAF". 247Sports.com. https://247sports.com/college/florida/Article/Florida-Gators-Football-Twelve-former-UF-players-looking-to-relaunch-careers-in-AAF-125580299/. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  15. Root, Jess (January 31, 2019). "14 former end-of-roster, practice squad Cardinals on AAF's Arizona Hotshots". Cards Wire. https://cardswire.usatoday.com/2019/01/31/aaf-arizona-hotshots-former-az-arizona-cardinals/. Retrieved February 5, 2019.

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