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Douglas Gabriel (born August 27, 1980) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Central Florida.

Doug Gabriel
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Gabriel with the Raiders
No. 85, 80
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1980-08-27) August 27, 1980 (age 38)
Miami, Florida
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Florida)
College:UCF
NFL Draft:2003 / Round: 5 / Pick: 167
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:101
Receiving yards:1,550
Receiving TDs:8
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics
Receptions:12
Receiving yards:104
Receiving TDs:2
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Gabriel was also a member of the New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Florida Tuskers, California Redwoods, and Sacramento Mountain Lions.

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Early yearsEdit

Gabriel att Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida and was a letterman in football. As a senior, he won All-Conference and All-State honors as a wide receiver.

College careerEdit

Gabriel attended the University of Central Florida and was a two-year letterman in football. He finished his stellar college football career with 97 receptions for 1,869 yards and 20 touchdowns and added 795 yards on 37 kickoff returns (21.5 avg.). His 1,869 receiving yards rank ninth on the school's career-record list while his 20 receiving touchdowns rank fifth.

Professional careerEdit

First stint with RaidersEdit

Gabriel was selected by the Raiders in the fifth-round (167th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played in Oakland until he was traded to the Patriots during the 2006 season.

New England PatriotsEdit

In 2006, Gabriel appeared in 12 games (five starts) for the Patriots and caught 25 passes for 344 yards and three touchdowns. He was released by the team on December 12, 2006.

Second stint with RaidersEdit

A day after being released by the Patriots, Gabriel re-signed with the Raiders. Gabriel appeared in three games for the team that season, catching five passes for 84 yards. On August 27, 2007, the Raiders released him.

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

After spending the 2007 season out of football, Gabriel signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on April 8, 2008. He was released by the team on May 29.

United Football LeagueEdit

Gabriel was signed by the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League on August 25, 2009.[1] After being dropped from the Tuskers prior to the team's first game, Gabriel signed on with another UFL team, the California Redwoods, on October 12. Gabriel signed with the Sacramento Mountain Lions for the 2010 UFL season.

Post-playing careerEdit

Gabriel became offensive coordinator at East River (Fla.) HS in 2013, then became head football coach in September 2014 on an interim basis after the previous head coach resigned under pressure.[2] In August 2015, Gabriel denied a rumor that he was leaving East River to take an internship with the Oakland Raiders.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UFL's Florida Tuskers Sign 12 Players Including QB Craig Nall". OurSports Central. United Football League. August 25, 2009. Retrieved August 30, 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/highschool/blog/os-hs-marc-rankin-resigns-east-river-20140904-post.html
  3. ^ http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/highschool/os-doug-gabriel-not-leaving-east-river-20150804-post.html

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