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.
Gabriel with the Raiders
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|Born:||August 27, 1980|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school:||Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Florida)|
|NFL Draft:||2003 / Round: 5 / Pick: 167|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Career Arena statistics|
|Player stats at ArenaFan.com|
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.
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.
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. 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.
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. In August 2015, Gabriel denied a rumor that he was leaving East River to take an internship with the Oakland Raiders.
- "UFL's Florida Tuskers Sign 12 Players Including QB Craig Nall". OurSports Central. United Football League. August 25, 2009. Retrieved August 30, 2011.