Thomas Gafford
Gafford with the Kansas City Chiefs
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Long snapper
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-01-29) January 29, 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Career information
College: Houston
Undrafted in 2005
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Green Bay Packers ( 2006)*
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Games played     125
Games started     0
Tackles     5
Stats at

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.

Gafford has also been a member of the Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears, Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, and New Orleans Saints.

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]

Gafford was a four-year letterman at the University of Houston and played in 47 games for the Cougars football team. He is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Green Bay Packers[edit | edit source]

Gafford was signed by the Green Bay Packers on February 7, 2006,[1] 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]

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Gafford (#43-far left) on the sidelines

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.[2] He was released on November 28, 2015.

Oakland Raiders[edit | edit source]

On December 15, 2015, Gafford was signed after Jon Condo sustained an injury during a win over the Denver Broncos.

Denver Broncos[edit | edit source]

On November 25, 2016, Gafford was signed by the Broncos.[3]

New Orleans Saints[edit | edit source]

On June 16, 2017, Gafford signed with the New Orleans Saints.[4] He was released on August 6, 2017.[5]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Gafford is married and has two twin daughters.[6] Gafford is a Christian.[7]

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