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Gabe Ikard

Gabe Ikard
No. 61 Buffalo Bills
Position: Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-09-26) September 26, 1990
Place of birth: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 304 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school: Oklahoma City (OK) McGuinness
College: Oklahoma
Undrafted: 2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Gabe Ikard (pronounced ; born September 26, 1990) is an American football Center (American football) for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He played college football at Oklahoma.

High school career

Gabe attended Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He had 29 receptions for 542 yards and nine touchdowns as a tight end in 2008, and also recorded 68 tackles and two interceptions, including six sacks and one defensive touchdown. He was named district 4A-1 Defensive Player of the Year, and earned The Oklahoman Little All-City Defensive Player of the Year.[1]

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated as the 15th best tight end prospect in the nation.[2] He committed to Oklahoma over offers from Oklahoma State, Notre Dame and Stanford.

College career

After redshirting in 2009, Ikard would become the starting left guard in the final 12 games of the season, while appearing in all 14. In 2011, he started the first three games at left guard before sliding over to center for seven games due to an injury, then returning to left guard for the final three games of the season. He was named a third team All-American by the Associated Press and first team All-Big 12. In 2012, he played in 12 games, starting all 12 at Center (American football), while earning first team All-Big 12 honours once again. In his final season in 2013, he started all 13 games while being named first-team All-Big 12 for the third consecutive season.

During his tenure, he was named an Academic All-American three times, and was named the Academic All-American of the Year in 2013.[3]

Professional career

2014 NFL Draft

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 4 in 304 lb 33 18 in 9 58 in 5.10 s 1.81 s 2.95 s 4.37 s 7.30 s 26 in 8 ft 7 in 22 reps 38
All values from NFL Combine[4]

Tennessee Titans

Ikard signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve following a knee injury in the preseason. He was released during final roster cuts in 2015.[5]

Buffalo Bills

On September 6, 2015, Ikard was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills.[6]

References

  1. ^ Little All-City defensive player of the year: ‘Crazy’ 2008 for Ikard
  2. ^ Gabe Ikard - Yahoo Sports
  3. ^ IKARD ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN OF THE YEAR
  4. ^ http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/gabe-ikard?id=2543839
  5. ^ http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/nfl/titans/titansinsider/2015/09/06/titans-add-2-linebackers-off-waivers/71812946/
  6. ^

External links

  • Oklahoma Sooners bio
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