Justin Gage

Justin Charles Gage[1] (born January 24, 1981) is a former American football wide receiver. He was originally drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Missouri.

Justin Gage
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Gage in November 2008
No. 87, 12
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1981-01-24) January 24, 1981 (age 39)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Jefferson City (MO)
College:Missouri
NFL Draft:2003 / Round: 5 / Pick: 143
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:201
Receiving Yards:2,958
Receiving TDs:16
Player stats at NFL.com

College careerEdit

Gage attended the University of Missouri where he played both football and basketball. He was on the Tigers basketball team that reached the Elite Eight in the 2002 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. In football, he started out as a quarterback, but moved to wide receiver in the spring of 2000. Coach Larry Smith converted him to a wide receiver and was fired that year.

Professional careerEdit

Gage spent four years with the Chicago Bears, but signed with the Titans as a free agent following the 2006 season. In 2007 Gage tied for the Tennessee Titans lead with 55 receptions and led the team with 750 receiving yards.

Gage was released by the Titans on September 3, 2011.[2]

RecordsEdit

Gage holds the following records for football at the University of Missouri:

  • Most receptions, game: 16 (at Bowling Green, 9/14/02)[3]
  • Most receptions, season: 82 (2002)
  • Most receptions, career: 200 — 1999–2002
  • Most yards gained, game: 236 (vs. Baylor, 11/10/01)
  • Most yards gained, career: 2,704 (Justin Gage, 1999–2002)
  • Most consecutive games with a reception: 34 (2000–2002)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pro Football Reference Profile". pro-football-reference.com.
  2. ^ "The Tennessee Titans release WR Justin Gage". Yardbarker.com. Retrieved November 4, 2011.
  3. ^ "Missouri Official Athletic Site - Football". Mutigers.com. Archived from the original on June 14, 2012. Retrieved November 4, 2011.