|No. 11 – Washington Football Team|
|Born:||April 11, 1998|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||223 lb (101 kg)|
|High school:||Paulding County High School (Dallas, Georgia)|
|NFL Draft:||2020 / Round: 4 / Pick: 142|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2020|
|Player stats at NFL.com|
Antonio Gandy-Golden (born April 11, 1998) is an American football wide receiver for the Washington Football Team of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Liberty and was drafted by Washington in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Gandy-Golden attended Paulding County High School in Dallas, Georgia, where he played wide receiver on the football team. He was a 2-star recruit according to rivals.com. Following high school, Gandy-Golden committed to Liberty University over offers from Elon, Mercer, Murray State, Kennesaw State and Samford.
As a freshman, he recorded 315 receiving yards and three touchdown receptions. In his sophomore season, he led the Big South in receptions and receiving yards, also becoming Liberty's seventh 1,000-yard receiver in program history. In his junior season he recorded 245 receiving yards against New Mexico, breaking the school's record. In his final college game he helped lead Liberty to victory in the 2019 Cure Bowl, the first bowl game in school history. He finished his career at Liberty as the only player there to post three connective thousand yard receiving seasons. As a student, he pursued a major in graphic design.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|6 ft 4 in
|4.60 s||4.55 s||7.33 s||36.0 in
|10 ft 7 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
Gandy-Golden was selected by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft with the 142nd overall pick. He signed his four-year rookie contract on July 22, 2020. He recorded his first reception for three yards in a Week 2 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He was placed on injured reserve on October 24, 2020 due to a hamstring injury, and rejoined the active roster on December 26, 2020.
Gandy-Golden grew up performing gymnastics and juggling, which he attributed to helping him later in football. He has also been noted for having several other talents, such as his ability to solve a Rubik's Cube in under a minute and achieving a perfect game in bowling. He also draws, paints, and plays guitar as a hobby. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 in March 2020 and had fully recovered prior to the draft in April.
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- "Antonio Gandy-Golden Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
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- Gora, Kevin (September 24, 2020). "Antonio Gandy-Golden Debuts In Week 2 Game Versus Arizona Cardinals". A Sea of Red. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
- "Washington Places Saahdiq Charles, Antonio Gandy-Golden On IR; Pulls 2 WRs From Practice Squad". WashingtonFootball.com. October 24, 2020.
- "Washington Activates WR Antonio Gandy-Golden From Injured Reserve, Elevates QB Steven Montez From Practice Squad". WashingtonFootball.com. December 26, 2020. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
- Keim, John (September 22, 2020). "Backflips and Rubik's Cube: Redskins' Antonio Gandy-Golden does it all". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
- Middlehurst-Schwartz, Michael (May 20, 2020). "Redskins rookie WR Antonio Gandy-Golden says he was diagnosed with COVID-19, recovered before draft". USA Today. Retrieved May 20, 2020.