Jordan Lane Gay (born March 29, 1990) is an American football kickoff specialist who is currently a free agent. He has also been a punter and a kicker. Gay signed with the Carolina Panthers after going undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft. He has also been a member of the New York Giants, Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans.

Jordan Gay
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Gay with the Buffalo Bills in 2014
Free agent
Position:Kickoff specialist
Personal information
Born: (1990-03-29) March 29, 1990 (age 29)
Danville, Kentucky
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Danville (KY)
College:Centre College
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Professional careerEdit

Carolina PanthersEdit

Gay signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent. He was released on August 24, 2013.[1]

New York GiantsEdit

Gay was signed by the New York Giants. Gay was released on May 12, 2014.[2]

Second stint with the Carolina PanthersEdit

Gay was signed by the Panthers for the second time on May 19, 2014. He was released on August 24, 2014.[3]

Buffalo BillsEdit

On August 26, 2014, Gay was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills.[4] Although nominally listed as a punter, Gay was primarily signed as a kickoff specialist; Colton Schmidt was signed to handle punting duties, though Gay was listed on the depth chart as the backup punter and holder behind Schmidt as well as backup kicker behind Dan Carpenter. Gay, along with Brandon McManus were the only primary kickoff specialists in the NFL in 2014.[5][6]

On March 9, 2016, Gay signed a multi-year contract with the Bills.[7]

Gay began the 2015 preseason as the Bills' starting kicker after Carpenter was placed on the non-football injury list.[8]

Gay was released by the Bills on October 7, 2015 to clear a roster spot for Billy Cundiff.[9] He was re-signed on October 23, 2015.[10]

On August 31, 2016, Gay was released by the Bills.[11] He was signed to the Bills practice squad on September 4.[12] On September 9, he was elevated to the 53-man roster.[13] He was released on September 27, 2016.[14] He was re-signed by the Bills on November 26, 2016 to serve as the team's kickoff specialist.[15] He was released on December 3, 2016.[16]

Tennessee TitansEdit

On May 15, 2017, Gay signed with the Tennessee Titans.[17] He was released on August 14, 2017.[18]


  1. ^ "Jordan Gay, P, New York Giants, NFL -". Retrieved April 29, 2014.
  2. ^ "Giants release QB Smith, LB Bradford, CB Mertile and P Jordan Gay". Archived from the original on May 13, 2014. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
  3. ^ Gantt, Darin. "Panthers get down to 79 with 10 moves Sunday". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved August 24, 2014.
  4. ^ Rodak, Mike. "Bills claim Jordan Gay off waivers". ESPN. Retrieved August 27, 2014.
  5. ^ "Buffalo Bills bringing back kickoff specialist Jordan Gay". Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  6. ^ Galliford, Brian (March 9, 2015). "Buffalo Bills re-sign kickoff specialist Jordan Gay". Buffalo Rumblings. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  7. ^ "Kickoff specialist Gay signs extension". Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  8. ^ "Bills place Mario Williams, Leodis McKelvin, Dan Carpenter on injury list". Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  9. ^ "Bills sign K Billy Cundiff and WR Denarius Moore". Buffalo BIlls. Archived from the original on October 9, 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  10. ^ "Bills re-sign kickoff specialist Jordan Gay". Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  11. ^ Brown, Chris. "Bills add veteran LB Ramon Humber; K Gay released". BuffaloBills.
  12. ^ "WR Dez Lewis, KOS Jordan Gay signed to Bills practice squad". September 4, 2016.
  13. ^ Brown, Chris. "Bills elevate K Jordan Gay to active roster".
  14. ^ "Bills release K Jordan Gay; Sign two to PS". Archived from the original on October 22, 2016. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  15. ^ Brown, Chris (November 26, 2016). "Sammy Watkins added to active roster; Expected to play Sunday".
  16. ^ "Bills promote TE Gerald Christian to 53-man roster". December 3, 2016.
  17. ^ Wyatt, Jim (May 15, 2017). "Titans Add Five to Roster, Including MTSU's Jimmy Staten".
  18. ^ Wyatt, Jim (August 14, 2017). "Titans Add Long Snapper Ryan DiSalvo".