Gafford with the Kansas City Chiefs
|Date of birth:January 29, 1983|
|Place of birth: Houston, Texas|
|Undrafted in 2005|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Green Bay Packers ( 2006)*|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2016|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Thomas Edward Gafford (born January 29, 1983) is an American football long snapper who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as a undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Houston.
- 1 Early years
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 Personal life
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Early years[edit | edit source]
Gafford attended Clear Brook High School in Friendswood, Texas, and was president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a letterman in football. As a senior, he was named both Most Valuable Player and Receiver of the Year for the Clear Brook High School football team.
College career[edit | edit source]
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Green Bay Packers[edit | edit source]
Gafford was signed by the Green Bay Packers on February 7, 2006, after going undrafted in the 2005 NFL Draft and unsigned for the entire 2005 season. On August 29, 2006, he was waived by the Packers.
Seattle Seahawks[edit | edit source]
On January 17, 2007, Gafford was signed by the Seattle Seahawks. He was waived by the Seahawks on June 20, 2007.
Second stint with Packers[edit | edit source]
Gafford was re-signed by the Packers on March 5, 2008. On August 4, 2008, he was released by the Packers.
Chicago Bears[edit | edit source]
On August 19, 2008, Gafford was signed by the Chicago Bears. He was waived by the Bears on August 31, 2008.
Kansas City Chiefs[edit | edit source]
Gafford was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on October 29, 2008 after long snapper J. P. Darche was placed on injured reserve. He made his professional debut on November 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and went on to serve as the long snapper during the team's final nine games.
Gafford was waived by the Chiefs on June 19, 2009. The team re-signed him on August 13 after waiving long snapper Tanner Purdum. In 2011, despite being a long snapper, Gafford recorded 3 tackles.
Chicago Bears (second stint)[edit | edit source]
On March 18, 2015, Gafford signed a one-year contract with the Bears. He was released on November 28, 2015.
Oakland Raiders[edit | edit source]
Denver Broncos[edit | edit source]
On November 25, 2016, Gafford was signed by the Broncos.
New Orleans Saints[edit | edit source]
Personal life[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Packers sign seven reserve/future free agents". Packers.com. February 7, 2006. http://www0.nfl.packers.com/news/releases/2006/02/07/1/?i=2006/02/07/1/. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
- Mayer, Larry (March 18, 2015). "Bears sign long-snapper Gafford". Chicago Bears. http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-1/Bears-sign-long-snapper-Gafford/0f265398-780c-4efd-ad1f-8263447aff36. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
- Swanson, Ben (November 25, 2016). "Broncos sign LS Thomas Gafford, waive NT Darius Kilgo". http://www.denverbroncos.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Broncos-sign-LS-Thomas-Gafford-waive-NT-Darius-Kilgo/1a2d4d71-bc60-40e0-bf12-226d89ffecbc.
- "New Orleans Saints announce roster moves". June 16, 2017. http://www.neworleanssaints.com/news-and-events/article-1/New-Orleans-Saints-announce-roster-moves/ed0d551b-d6b1-40dc-9880-e2535db77786.
- Underhill, Nick (August 6, 2017). "Sources: Saints sign Justin Drescher, part ways with both long snappers". http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/saints/article_0472e42e-7acc-11e7-9f50-9bc50ce98b21.html.
- "Meet Jenn Gafford.". https://thenflwifehandbook.squarespace.com/meet-the-disciples/2016/6/11/meet-jenn-gafford.
- "FCA Athlete Video Feature: Kansas City Chiefs - Succop, Colquitt & Gafford". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnCYKG5bDgA&feature=youtu.be.