Tyler Gaffney

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Tyler Gaffney
No. 31     New England Patriots
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-04-20) April 20, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Weight: 227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: San Diego (CA) Cathedral Catholic
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 204
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Tyler Gaffney (born April 20, 1991) is an American football running back for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He played college football at Stanford.

Early years[edit]

Gaffney attended Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, California. During his career he rushed for 5,547 yards with 99 total touchdowns.

College career[edit]

As a true freshman in 2009, Gaffney played in 12 games, rushing for 87 yards on 22 carries with a touchdown. As a sophomore in 2010 he played in 10 of 13 games, missing three games due to injury. He finished the season with 255 yards on 60 carries and four touchdowns. As a sophomore in 2011, he played in 13 games rushing for 449 yards on 74 carries with seven touchdowns. After spending a season playing professional baseball, he returned to the team in 2013.[1][2] Gaffney had an outstanding year in 2013. He started in 14 games finishing with 330 rushing attempts, 1709 rushing yards, and 21 rushing touchdowns.


Gaffney played three years of college baseball as an outfielder at Stanford. During the three years he hit .299/.405/.427 and eight home runs. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 24th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.[3] He played in 38 games for the State College Spikes that year, hitting .297/.483/.441. After the season he returned to football.

Professional Career[edit]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Gaffney was drafted by the Carolina Panthers with the 204th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. While he was originally slated to compete for the third running back spot on the roster with second-year runner Kenjon Barner, on July 26, 2014, Gaffney went down with a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee during training camp. As a result of the injury he was waived/injured by the Panthers.

New England Patriots[edit]

On July 28, 2014, Gaffney was claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots.[4] On August 26 that year, Gaffney was placed on injured reserve.


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