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Derrick Gaffney
Date of birth: May 24, 1955 (1955-05-24) (age 54)
Place of birth: Jacksonville, Florida
Career information
Position(s): Wide Receiver
Jersey №: 81
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 1978 / Round: 8 / Pick 197
 As player:
1978-1984, 1987 New York Jets
Playing stats at

Derrick Tyrone Gaffney (born May 24, 1955 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former NFL wide receiver. He played for the New York Jets from 1978 to 1987. He is the father of current Denver Broncos wide receiver Jabar Gaffney and the uncle of current Jets cornerback Lito Sheppard.

Gaffney played collegiately at the University of Florida. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter organization established for African Americans.[1]


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