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Jabar Gaffney

Jabar Gaffney during the 2009 season.
No. 10     Denver Broncos
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: December 1, 1980 (1980-12-01) (age 29)
Place of birth: San Antonio, Texas
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33
Debuted in 2002 for the Houston Texans
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Receptions     310
Receiving Yards     3,800
Receiving TDs     17
Stats at NFL.com

Derrick Jabar Gaffney (born December 1, 1980 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American football wide receiver for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida.

Gaffney has also been a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots. He is the son of former New York Jets wide receiver Derrick Gaffney and the cousin of current NFL cornerback Lito Sheppard.

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Early years

Gaffney attended William M. Raines High School in Jacksonville, Florida, and was a student and a letterman in football. In football, he was a two-year starter as a wide receiver and as a junior, he led his team to a State Title.

Professional career

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Houston Texans

Gaffney was selected with the 1st pick in the 2nd round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. His tenure with the team was marred by his often inconsistent play which led to his benching in favor of veteran receivers, in particular Corey Bradford. After his rookie contract was up the Texans chose not to re-sign him.

New England Patriots

Jabar Gaffney at the Patriots 2007 Training Camp.

On October 9, 2006, Gaffney signed a two-year deal with the Patriots. On March 5, 2008, Gaffney re-signed with the Patriots for one year worth $2 million.

In his first-ever playoff game, on January 7, 2007 against the New York Jets, Gaffney had a near-career day, catching eight passes for 104 yards, his second 100-yard performance as a receiver (in ten regular season games, Gaffney caught 11 passes for 142 yards and one touchdown.) Gaffney followed that performance a week later against San Diego with another 100-yard game, in which he caught ten passes and scored a touchdown[1].

Jabar Gaffney finished the 2008 season with 44 receptions for 468 yards and two touchdowns. His longest reception was 37 yards. His best game came against the Cardinals in week 16, when he had 90 yards receiving.

Denver Broncos

On February 27, 2009, Gaffney signed a four-year, $10 million contract with the Denver Broncos. The deal includes $3 million guaranteed. In the Broncos' week 17 loss to Kansas City, Gaffney had a career day, catching 14 passes for 213 yards as the Broncos played without Brandon Marshall, who was benched for disciplinary reasons by head coach Josh McDaniels. Gaffney finished the 2009 season with 54 receptions for 732 yards and two touchdowns, ranking second on the team in receptions and receiving yards.

Family

Gaffney and his wife Terin have a son, Jackson Tyrel Gaffney and a daughter, Teagan Danae Gaffney[2].

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