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Thomas Gafford biography

Date of birth : 1983-01-29
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Houston, Texas, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-14
Credited as : Football player NFL, long snapper for the Kansas City Chiefs, NFL Draft

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Thomas Gafford (born January 29, 1983 in Houston, Texas) is an American football long snapper for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as a street free agent in 2006. He played college football at Houston.

Gafford has also been a member of the Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears.

Pro Career: Long snapper enters his third season with the Chiefs in 2010 ... Handled the long snapping duties in all 16 games last season as well as the final nine games in 2008 ... Previously spent time in training camp with Green Bay, Seattle and Chicago prior to coming to Kansas City ... Originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Green Bay in 2006.

Games Played/Games Started: 2008 KC 9/0, 2009 KC 16/0 – 25/0.

Transactions: Signed with Kansas City (8/13/09) ... Released by Kansas City (6/19/09) ... Signed with Kansas City (10/29/08) ... Released by Chicago (8/31/08) ... Signed with Chicago (8/19/08) ... Released by Green Bay (8/4/08) ... Signed with Green Bay (3/5/08) ... Released by Seattle (6/20/07) ... Signed with Seattle (1/17/07) ... Released by Green Bay (8/29/06) ... Signed with Green Bay (1/5/06).

2009: Served as the club’s long snapper in 16 games ... Had four special teams tackles ... Recorded two special teams tackles at Washington (10/18) and vs. Cleveland (12/20).

2008: Appeared in nine contests as the club’s long snapper ... Was signed on October 29th ... Made his NFL debut vs. Tampa Bay (11/2).

College: A four-year letterman at Houston, played in 47 games as the Cougars long snapper ... Saw duty in all 11 games as a senior in 2004, recording two special teams tackles ... Appeared in 13 contests as a junior in 2003, producing nine special teams tackles and one forced fumble ... Saw action in 12 games as a sophomore in 2002, notching five special teams tackles and a fumble recovery ... Played in all 11 games as a true freshman in 2001 ... Majored in Sports Administration at Houston.

Personal


• Earned three varsity letters in football and one in baseball at Clear Brook High School in Friendswood, Texas.
• Played wide receiver, quarterback, tight end and strong safety as a prep.
• Named the team MVP and the Receiver of the Year as a senior.
• Has helped out with tornado relief efforts in Iowa and hurricane relief efforts in Louisiana.
• Full name: Thomas Edward Gafford.

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