Chris Gamble

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Chris Gamble
Chris Gamble 2012.jpg
No. 20
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-03-11) March 11, 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: Ohio State
NFL draft: 2004 – 1st round – 28th pick
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 508
Sacks: 1.0
Interceptions: 27
Touchdowns: 2
Stats at NFL.com

Chris Lee Gamble (born March 11, 1983) is a former American football cornerback who played 9 seasons for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State University.

High school career[edit]

He attended Nova High School in Davie, Florida. He left Nova to join Dillard High school in 2000.

College career[edit]

Gamble played both cornerback and wide receiver at Ohio State University. He was an integral part of the 2002 National Championship team, which went 14-0. Gamble played all 3 ways at Ohio State, earning 1st Team All-Big Ten honors, and 3rd Team All-America honors for cornerback. Gamble had 4 interceptions for the 2002 season, one of which he returned for a touchdown. Gamble was known for his game-breaking ability in all facets of the game, including defense, offense, and kick returning.

In 38 games, he started 18 times on defense and 12 times on offense (started on both offense and defense in five contests in 2002). Recorded 65 tackles (51 solos) with three stops behind the line of scrimmage, seven interceptions and 21 pass deflections. Also caught 40 passes for 609 yards (15.2 avg.), rushed six times for 68 yards (11.3 avg.) with a touchdown, returned 60 punts for 467 yards (7.8 avg.) and had 18 kickoff returns for 384 yards (21.3 avg.).

Gamble majored in sports and leisure studies while at Ohio State.

Professional career[edit]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Gamble was selected in the first round (28th overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers.

In 2004, Chris became the first rookie defensive player in Carolina Panthers history to start all 16 games, and earned Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie honors after establishing a Panthers rookie record with six interceptions, placing him in third in the NFL in interceptions.

In 2005, Gamble led the Panthers once again with 7 interceptions, ranking him fourth in the NFL.

In 2006, Gamble once again led the team in interceptions. He tied teammates Ken Lucas and Richard Marshall with three interceptions each.[1]

In 2007, he finished the year with 50 tackles with only 1 interception.

In 2008, he finished the year with 3 interceptions and he also tied for third in the NFL in passes defended with 19.

Through Gamble's career milestones, the Panthers rewarded him on November 28, 2008 to a six-year $53 million contract with $23 million guaranteed, making him one of the highest paid defensive backs in the league.

On March 8, 2013, Gamble was released by the Panthers. He played nine seasons in Carolina and holds the franchise record for interceptions with 27.[2] On March 11, 2013 Gamble retired.[3]

Panthers franchise records[edit]

  • Most career interceptions (27)
  • Most passes defended (94)

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2004 CAR 16 74 68 6 0.0 1 0 0 6 15 3 13 0 14
2005 CAR 15 75 65 10 0.0 1 1 0 7 157 22 61 1 12
2006 CAR 15 66 53 13 1.0 0 0 0 3 31 10 18 1 12
2007 CAR 15 47 42 5 0.0 1 1 0 1 2 2 2 0 6
2008 CAR 16 93 83 10 0.0 1 2 0 3 23 8 19 0 18
2009 CAR 16 58 50 8 0.0 0 0 0 4 55 14 41 0 12
2010 CAR 11 35 32 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
2011 CAR 15 45 37 8 0.0 0 0 0 3 43 14 24 0 12
2012 CAR 4 15 8 7 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Career 123 508 438 70 1.0 4 4 0 27 326 12 61 2 96

[4]

Key

  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defensed

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.panthers.com/Team/PlayerBio.aspx?id=7504
  2. ^ Copeland, Kareem (March 8, 2013). "Chris Gamble's long run with Carolina Panthers ends". NFL.com. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  3. ^ Chris Gamble retires after release by Carolina Panthers
  4. ^ "Chris Gamble Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Jonathan Wells
Ohio State Buckeyes
Football Season MVP

2002 (with Craig Krenzel)
Succeeded by
Michael Jenkins