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Gabriel O'Kara Northern (born June 8, 1974) is a former American football linebacker and defensive end who played for five seasons with the Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings. He served as defensive line coach at Prairie View A&M from 2011 to 2012 and 2014, and in the same position at Grambling State from 2001 to 2003.[1]

Gabe Northern
No. 90
Position:Linebacker, defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1974-06-08) June 8, 1974 (age 45)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Career information
High school:Glen Oaks
(Merrydale, Louisiana)
NFL Draft:1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

As a rookie in 1996, he finished the year with 5.0 Sacks and 19 Tackles. In his second season, he started one game and recorded 24 tackles. He made the switch to outside linebacker in 1998 and started 16 games, finishing with 2.0 Sacks, one interception, one forced fumble, and 32 Tackles. In 1999, he again started 16 games and finished with 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and 35 Tackles.[2]


  1. ^ "2011 Football Coaching Staff - Gabe Northern". Prairie View A&M University Athletics. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  2. ^ "Gabe Northern NFL Football Statistics". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 21, 2016.