Clyde Gates

Edmond Darell "Clyde" Gates[1] (born June 13, 1986) is a former American football wide receiver. Gates was drafted by the Miami Dolphins as the 111th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.[2] He is the cousin of running backs Bernard Scott[3] and Daryl Richardson.

Clyde Gates
Gates with the Dolphins in 2011
No. 10, 19
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1986-06-13) June 13, 1986 (age 33)
Vernon, Texas
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Vernon (TX)
College:Abilene Christian
NFL Draft:2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 111
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:365
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Early yearsEdit

Gates had a rough childhood, growing up in a troubled neighborhood with his father serving 18 years in prison for murder. He intended on playing in the NBA after earning a scholarship to play basketball at Tyler Junior College in Texas. He was asked not to return for a second season; however, which led him to find a new future. He was recruited by Abilene Christian to play football in 2007.[4]

College careerEdit

As a freshman in 2007, Clyde played in 11 games finishing with 12 catches for 285 yards and 1 touchdown. He also carried the ball 14 times for 189 yards and 4 more scores. He had 876 all-purpose yards in 2007. Gates finished his sophomore year playing 10 games, missing two games due to a leg injury early in the season, resulting in 31 catches for 716 yards and 8 touchdowns. His Junior year earned him the "top receiver for the Wildcats" with 702 yards with 5 touchdown, averaging 14.3 yards per catch.[5] Upon entering the 2011 NFL draft, he was selected in the 4th round with the 111th pick by the Miami Dolphins.

Professional careerEdit

Miami DolphinsEdit

Gates scored his first touchdown in the Dolphins first preseason game on August 12, 2011 vs Atlanta.

Gates was released by the Dolphins on August 31, 2012.

New York JetsEdit

Gates was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets on September 1, 2012.[6]

Gates suffered a season-ending shoulder injury on October 13, 2013 and was placed on the injured reserve list two days later.[7] He was released on August 30, 2014.[8]

Tennessee TitansEdit

On January 14, 2019, the Tennessee Titans signed Gates to a futures/reserve contract.[9] He was waived on August 17, 2015.[10]

Dallas CowboysEdit

On August 20, 2015, Gates signed with the Dallas Cowboys.[11] He was released by the Cowboys on September 5, 2015.[12]


  1. ^ "Gates Pro Football Reference Profile".
  2. ^ "2011 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ NFL Draft Scout profile
  5. ^ ACU Player Profile
  6. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (1 September 2012). "Jets Announce Roster, Practice Squad Moves". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  7. ^ Allen, Eric (15 October 2013). "Josh Cribbs Signs, Greg Salas Agrees to Join Active Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
  8. ^ Lange, Randy (August 30, 2014). "Jets Make Final Cuts to Get to 53". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  9. ^ Wilkening, Mike (January 14, 2015). "Titans agree with Jacoby Ford, Clyde Gates on reserve/future contracts". Retrieved 2015-01-18.
  10. ^ "Titans sign OLB Andy Studebaker, waive WR Clyde Gates". USA TODAY. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  11. ^ Phillips, Rob (August 20, 2015). "Cowboys Add 4 Players". Retrieved 2015-08-21.
  12. ^ Helman, David (September 5, 2015). "Vaughan, Showers Among Notable Cuts As Cowboys Meet 53-Man Roster Limit". Retrieved September 30, 2015.

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