Justin Charles Gage (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.
Gage in November 2008
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|Born:||January 24, 1981|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||212 lb (96 kg)|
|High school:||Jefferson City (MO)|
|NFL Draft:||2003 / Round: 5 / Pick: 143|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
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.
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.
Gage holds the following records for football at the University of Missouri:
- Most receptions, game: 16 (at Bowling Green, 9/14/02)
- 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)