Antonio Gandy-Golden

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Antonio Gandy-Golden
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Gandy-Golden in 2020
No. 11 – Washington Football Team
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1998-04-11) April 11, 1998 (age 23)
Chicago, Illinois
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:223 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school:Paulding County High School (Dallas, Georgia)
College:Liberty
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 4 / Pick: 142
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Receptions:1
Receiving yards:3
Receiving touchdowns:0
Rushing yards:22
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.

Early years[edit]

Gandy-Golden attended Paulding County High School in Dallas, Georgia, where he played wide receiver on the football team.[1] 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.[2]

College career[edit]

As a freshman, he recorded 315 receiving yards and three touchdown receptions.[3] 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.[3] 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.[3]

Statistics[edit]

Year Receiving
G Rec Yds Avg TD
2016 11 21 315 15 3
2017 11 69 1,066 15.4 10
2018 11 71 1,037 14.6 10
2019 11 70 1,304 18.6 9
Total[4] 44 231 3,722 16.1 32

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
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
(1.93 m)
223 lb
(101 kg)
31+34 in
(0.81 m)
9+58 in
(0.24 m)
4.60 s 4.55 s 7.33 s 36.0 in
(0.91 m)
10 ft 7 in
(3.23 m)
22 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5]

Gandy-Golden was selected by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft with the 142nd overall pick.[6] He signed his four-year rookie contract on July 22, 2020.[7] He recorded his first reception for three yards in a Week 2 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.[8] He was placed on injured reserve on October 24, 2020 due to a hamstring injury,[9] and rejoined the active roster on December 26, 2020.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Gandy-Golden grew up performing gymnastics and juggling, which he attributed to helping him later in football.[11] 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.[11] He also draws, paints, and plays guitar as a hobby.[11] He was diagnosed with COVID-19 in March 2020 and had fully recovered prior to the draft in April.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Antonio Gandy-Golden's High School Timeline". MaxPreps.com. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.aseaofred.com/2016-verbal-commit-wr-antonio-gandy-golden/
  3. ^ a b c "Antonio Gandy-Golden | Football | Liberty Flames". www.liberty.edu. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  4. ^ "Antonio Gandy-Golden College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "Antonio Gandy-Golden Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  6. ^ "Redskins' Antonio Gandy-Golden: Washington selects in fourth". CBS Sports. April 25, 2020. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  7. ^ Fortier, Sam; Jhabvala, Nicki (July 23, 2020). "No. 2 overall pick Chase Young signs with Washington". Washington Post. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  8. ^ Gora, Kevin (September 24, 2020). "Antonio Gandy-Golden Debuts In Week 2 Game Versus Arizona Cardinals". A Sea of Red. Retrieved September 26, 2020.
  9. ^ "Washington Places Saahdiq Charles, Antonio Gandy-Golden On IR; Pulls 2 WRs From Practice Squad". WashingtonFootball.com. October 24, 2020.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ a b c Keim, John (September 22, 2020). "Backflips and Rubik's Cube: Redskins' Antonio Gandy-Golden does it all". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  12. ^ 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.

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