Mike Gesicki

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Mike Gesicki
No. 88 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1995-10-03) October 3, 1995 (age 25)
Manahawkin, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Manahawkin (NJ) Southern Regional
College:Penn State
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Receptions:126
Receiving yards:1,475
Receiving touchdowns:11
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael William Gesicki (born October 3, 1995) is an American football tight end for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He played college football at Penn State. He is the record holder for most receptions by a tight end in Penn State history. [2] He was drafted in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins.

A resident of the Manahawkin section of Stafford Township, New Jersey, Gesicki was a 2014 graduate of Southern Regional High School, where he set school records in basketball scoring (1,866 points), football catches (103) and receiving yards (1,817) and volleyball blocks (519).[3]

Early years[edit]

Gesicki attended Southern Regional High School in Stafford Township, New Jersey where he played football, basketball, and volleyball.[4] He finished his career as the Rams' all-time leading receiver with 1,817 yards on 103 receptions, with 16 touchdown catches.[5]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Mike Gesicki
TE
Stafford Township, New Jersey Southern Regional High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) N/A Oct 17, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN grade: 78
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2013 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

College career[edit]

Gesicki attended and played college football at Penn State from 2014 to 2017. Gesicki was named to the John Mackey Award watchlist in July 2017, which is awarded to College Football's most outstanding tight end.[6]

College career statistics[edit]

Career high
NCAA career statistics
Penn State Nittany Lions
Seasons Receiving
Year School Conf G Rec Yds Lng Avg TD
2014 Penn State Big Ten 13 11 114 30 10.4 0
2015 Penn State Big Ten 11 13 125 33 9.6 1
2016 Penn State Big Ten 14 48 679 53 14.1 5
2017 Penn State Big Ten 13 57 563 35 9.9 9
Career 51 129 1,481 53 11.7 15

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 5 12 in
(1.97 m)
247 lb
(112 kg)
34 18 in
(0.87 m)
10 14 in
(0.26 m)
4.54 s 1.56 s 2.65 s 4.10 s 6.76 s 41 12 in
(1.05 m)
10 ft 9 in
(3.28 m)
22 reps
All values from NFL Draft[7][8]

The Miami Dolphins selected Gesicki in the second round with the 42nd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.[9] Gesicki was the second tight end to be drafted in 2018.[10]

External video
video icon Dolphins draft Mike Gesicki 42nd overall

On June 18, 2018, the Miami Dolphins signed Gesicki to a four-year, $6.61 million contract that includes $3.66 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $2.88 million.[11]

In the Dolphins' 2018 season opener against the Tennessee Titans, Gesicki had a reception for 11 yards in his NFL debut.[12] Gesicki finished his rookie season with 22 receptions for 202 receiving yards.[13]

In Week 12 of the 2019 season, Gesicki recorded his first career receiving touchdown on a 11-yard reception from Ryan Fitzpatrick against the Cleveland Browns.[14] In Week 16, against the Cincinnati Bengals, he had six receptions for 82 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in the 38–35 overtime victory.[15] Overall, Gesicki finished the 2019 season with 51 receptions for 570 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns.[16]

In Week 2 of the 2020 season against the Buffalo Bills, Gesicki finished with eight receptions for 130 yards and his first touchdown of the season. It marked the first time in his NFL career with 100+ receiving yards in a single game, but the Dolphins lost the game 28–31.[17] In Week 14, against the Kansas City Chiefs, he had five receptions for 65 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the 33–27 loss.[18]

Year Team Games Receiving
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2018 MIA 16 7 22 202 9.2 27 0
2019 MIA 16 5 51 570 11.2 34 5
2020 MIA 15 9 53 703 13.3 70 6
Totals 47 21 126 1,475 11.7 70 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Big Ten Individual Award Winners" (PDF). www.grfx.cstv.com. Big Ten Conference. November 30, 2016. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  2. ^ McGonigal, John; Gery, Ryne (November 20, 2016). "Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki breaks Andrew Quarless' receptions record". Centre Daily Times. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  3. ^ McGarry, Michael (June 21, 2014). "The Press Male Athlete of the Year: Mike Gesicki leaves Southern as one of school's all-time best". The Press of Atlantic City. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Mike Gesicki shines in multiple venues for Southern Rams". USA TODAY High School Sports. September 12, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  5. ^ "Instant analysis of Dolphins selecting TE Mike Gesicki". USA Today. April 28, 2018. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  6. ^ Slanina, Jared (July 11, 2017). "Mike Gesicki Named to John Mackey Award Watch List". Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile - Mike Gesicki". nfl.com. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "Penn State TE Mike Gesicki : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  9. ^ Nogle, Kevin (April 27, 2018). "Miami Dolphins 2018 draft results: Second Round selection is Mike Gesicki". ThePhinsider.com. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  10. ^ "2018 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  11. ^ "Spotrac.com: Mike Gesicki contract". Spotrac.com. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  12. ^ "Dolphins' Mike Gesicki: Two targets Week 1". CBSSports.com. September 10, 2018. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  13. ^ "Mike Gesicki 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  14. ^ "Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns - November 24th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  15. ^ "Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins - December 22nd, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  16. ^ "Mike Gesicki 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  17. ^ "Allen reaches career high in passing, Bills beat Dolphins". ESPN.com. Associated Press. September 20, 2020. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  18. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins - December 13th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 18, 2020.

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