Clyde Gates

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Clyde Gates
Gates with the Dolphins in 2011
No. -- Free agent
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-06-13) June 13, 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth: Vernon, Texas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school: Vernon (TX)
College: Abilene Christian
NFL draft: 2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 111
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Receptions: 30
Receiving yards: 365
Receiving TDs: 0
Stats at

Edmond Darell "Clyde" Gates[1] (born June 13, 1986) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. Gates was drafted by the Miami Dolphins as the 111th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He is the cousin of running backs Bernard Scott[2] and Daryl Richardson.

Early years[edit]

Gates had a rough childhood, growing up in a troubled neighborhood with his father serving 18 years in prison for murder. He intended on playing in the NBA after earning a scholarship to play basketball at Tyler Junior College in Texas. He was asked not to return for a second season; however, which led him to find a new future. He was recruited by Abilene Christian to play football in 2007.[3]

College career[edit]

As a freshman in 2007, Clyde played in 11 games finishing with 12 catches for 285 yards and 1 touchdown. He also carried the ball 14 times for 189 yards and 4 more scores. He had 876 all-purpose yards in 2007. Gates finished his sophomore year playing 10 games, missing two games due to a leg injury early in the season, resulting in 31 catches for 716 yards and 8 touchdowns. His Junior year earned him the "top receiver for the Wildcats" with 702 yards with 5 touchdown, averaging 14.3 yards per catch.[4] Upon entering the 2011 NFL draft, he was selected in the 4th round with the 111th pick by the Miami Dolphins.

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Gates scored his first touchdown in the Dolphins first preseason game on August 12, 2011 vs Atlanta.

Gates was released by the Dolphins on August 31, 2012.

New York Jets[edit]

Gates was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets on September 1, 2012.[5]

Gates suffered a season-ending shoulder injury on October 13, 2013 and was placed on the injured reserve list two days later.[6] He was released on August 30, 2014.[7]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

The Tennessee Titans signed Gates to a futures contract on January 14, 2015.[8]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On August 20, 2015, Gates signed with the Dallas Cowboys.[9] He was released by the Cowboys on September 5, 2015.[10]


  1. ^ "Gates Pro Football Reference Profile". 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ NFL Draft Scout profile
  4. ^ ACU Player Profile
  5. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (1 September 2012). "Jets Announce Roster, Practice Squad Moves". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Allen, Eric (15 October 2013). "Josh Cribbs Signs, Greg Salas Agrees to Join Active Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 15 October 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  7. ^ Lange, Randy (August 30, 2014). "Jets Make Final Cuts to Get to 53". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ Wilkening, Mike (January 14, 2015). "Titans agree with Jacoby Ford, Clyde Gates on reserve/future contracts". Retrieved 2015-01-18. 
  9. ^ Phillips, Rob (August 20, 2015). "Cowboys Add 4 Players". Retrieved 2015-08-21. 
  10. ^ Helman, David (September 5, 2015). "Vaughan, Showers Among Notable Cuts As Cowboys Meet 53-Man Roster Limit". Retrieved September 30, 2015. 

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