Jordan Gay

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Jordan Gay
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Gay with the Bills in 2014
No. 4 Buffalo Bills
Position: Kickoff specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-03-29) March 29, 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth: Danville, Kentucky
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Danville (KY)
College: Centre College
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Jordan Gay (born March 29, 1990) is an American football kickoff specialist for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL) who has also been a punter and a kicker. An undrafted free agent, he first signed with the Carolina Panthers in 2013.

Professional career[edit]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Gay signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent. He was released on August 24, 2013.[1]

New York Giants[edit]

Gay was signed by the New York Giants. Gay was released on May 12, 2014.[2]

Second stint with the Carolina Panthers[edit]

Gay was signed by the Panthers for the second time on May 19, 2014. He was released on August 24, 2014.[3]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On August 26, 2014, Gay was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills.[4] Although nominally listed as a punter, Gay was primarily signed as a kickoff specialist; Colton Schmidt was signed to handle punting duties, though Gay was listed on the depth chart as the backup punter and holder behind Schmidt as well as backup kicker behind Dan Carpenter. Gay, along with Brandon McManus were the only primary kickoff specialists in the NFL in 2014.[5][6]

On March 9, 2016, Gay signed a multi-year contract with the Bills.[7]

Gay began the 2015 preseason as the Bills' starting kicker after Carpenter was placed on the non-football injury list.[8]

Gay was released by the Bills on October 7, 2015 to clear a roster spot for Billy Cundiff.[9] He was re-signed on October 23, 2015.[10]


  1. ^ "Jordan Gay, P, New York Giants, NFL -". Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Giants release QB Smith, LB Bradford, CB Mertile and P Jordan Gay". Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Gantt, Darin. "Panthers get down to 79 with 10 moves Sunday". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  4. ^ Rodak, Mike. "Bills claim Jordan Gay off waivers". ESPN. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Buffalo Bills bringing back kickoff specialist Jordan Gay". Retrieved 2016-05-22. 
  6. ^ Galliford, Brian (2015-03-09). "Buffalo Bills re-sign kickoff specialist Jordan Gay". Buffalo Rumblings. Retrieved 2016-05-22. 
  7. ^ "Kickoff specialist Gay signs extension". Retrieved 2016-05-22. 
  8. ^ "Bills place Mario Williams, Leodis McKelvin, Dan Carpenter on injury list". Retrieved 2016-05-22. 
  9. ^ "Bills sign K Billy Cundiff and WR Denarius Moore". Buffalo BIlls. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "Bills re-sign kickoff specialist Jordan Gay". Retrieved 2016-05-22.